Baby Boy on the Way for Kris Allen

03/22/2013 at 02:00 PM ET

American Idol's Kris Allen Expecting Son
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Kris and Katy Allen‘s baby on the way is a son.

“I am really excited. I’ve always wanted to be a dad. We just found out … it’s going to be a boy,” the musician, 27, tells at SXSW. “My wife already started buying him clothes like me. He’s already got some [fedoras].”

Due in July, the American Idol winner announced his wife’s pregnancy in January after the couple were involved in a head-on collision. Allen broke his wrist in the crash, rendering him unable to play guitar just days before a tour kick-off.

“It’s getting better but it’s slow. Apparently I shattered it,” he explains, showing off his scar. “I’m not quite playing [guitar] yet, but I’m getting there. It’s so frustrating, but it’s okay. I’ve actually started picking it up and messing around with it a little bit.”

— Sarah Michaud

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aleshamom4 on

Congrats, so thankful all are safe, healing after crash..welcome to the world soon, lil one :):)

Shadeh on

awh Kris is gonna be a great dad!! so glad hes ok 🙂 😀

Lisa on

Glad they are okay! That baby is going to be one adorable baby boy! 2 adorable parents and so nice to see a married couple who were high school sweethearts have a baby.

daffywak on

Congrats to Kris, Katy and Zorro!!! I love Kris Allen!!!!

laughytaffy on

That is going to be a very cute baby, I bet.

Kevin on

What an amazing father he will be. A heart for The Lord and a love for that beautiful woman he married. He’s the least angry or negative person I can think of in “Hollywood.” He’s always been a class act. Congrats!

Julianna on

Aw, that’s amazing. Congratulations!

diane on

such a cute couple. love that he hasn’t changed at all since winning idol. still happily married and living back where he’s from, with his family and old friends. congrats!!

Urnaa on

My favourite idol winner of all time. He is great guy and great singer.

meghan on

What a sweet couple!

Erica on

Congraulations Kris and Katy. I am so happy for the both of you !!!!

DaisyMoon on

One enduring memory of Kris Allen’s time on AI was when he went back to his hometown with a camera crew and pulled up to his parent’s house where a small mob was waiting…

His dad stepped forward, embraced him, started to cry, and told him how proud he was of him…

It was beautiful to see, and if that’s the example he grew up with, his kid will be lucky indeed…

kate on

Could that couple be any more gorgeous? Just think of how cute that baby boy is going to be! Kris is my favorite ever from AI.

Amy on

I am so truly happy for the two of you. You truly deserve all the happiness that this life has to offer.