Kris Allen Welcomes Son Oliver Neil

07/30/2013 at 11:00 PM ET

Kris Allen Welcomes Son Oliver Neil
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Is it too early to sign him up for guitar lessons?

American Idol winner Kris Allen and his wife Katy welcomed their first child, son Oliver Neil Allen, on Tuesday, July 30, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.

“Happy day!!!! My little stud was born today. Oliver is here people,” the singer Tweets. The baby boy weighs in at 7 lbs., 7 oz. and is 20¾ inches long. “Mom and baby are doing great,” the rep tells PEOPLE.

Allen, 28, and his wife revealed back in January that they were expecting. “I am really excited. I’ve always wanted to be a dad,” Allen later said. “My wife already started buying him clothes like me. He’s already got some [fedoras].”

It’s been a year of joy but also hardship for Allen. Also in January, he and Katy were involved in a serious car accident that shattered Allen’s wrist.

He has had at least three surgeries on it since, and recently said he would have limited movement in that wrist for the rest of his life — though it won’t keep him from making music.

“I will be fine,” he told fans. “After everything is healed I will be able to play guitar. I will be able to play piano. I will be able to throw a baseball with my kid. I will be able to do the things that I love to do. Just not a proper push-up.”

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Joan on

So happy for Kris and Katy.Thankfully Katy and the baby were not injured in the head on collision (caused by a woman texting).They will make great parents to Baby Oliver.

SG on

SO happy for Kris!

SG on

Should be one heck of a good looking baby! :)

Aria on

Love the name.

jennrae on

To be fair, he couldn’t do a proper pushup before the accident. Yuk yuk yuk. I kid. I think he’s great, they are a beautiful couple, and I offer them my heartfelt congratulations on the birth of their first child. This is a magical time for the both of them, and what a lucky baby. Love the name, too! :)

Urnaa on

Congrats to my favorite idol winner of all time

diane on

congrats to them!!! such a cute couple.

Anna on

Congrats to Kris & Katy. They are a very sweet couple.

Margie on

Wow – such a cute couple. I bet this baby will be really cute.

Pebbly Poo on

Congratulations. Kris is an awesome musician and will make a great father.

amy7tennis on

Aww Im happy for him I always thought he was a nice guy and had a great voice. I wish people would stop texting and driving.

Kat on

Congratulations! The name has a nice ring to it, I’m sure their baby is beautiful.

Sharon on

Congratulations to them even though i was an Adam fan ;) Love the name Oliver!!

Guest on

Congrats, Kris!!

j9bt on

Congratulations to Kris, Katy, Zorro and all of the grandparents and extended family! I just know Oliver is adorable and will be raised by awesome parents!

Guest -AB on

Yay! Congrats to the sweet cute family. Glad to hear his wrist is healing. They are precious, hope we can keep getting more updates on them in the future.

Anonymous on

She is just taking advantage of him cause she likes the limelight…he could do WAY better than her!!!

mick on

Aw, great news! So happy for Kris & Katy. They will be lovely parents. Can’t wait for pictures of Oliver.

T on

Except for the fact that they were high school sweethearts and were married BEFORE he was on American Idol. Jealous is such an ugly thing.

Anyways, Congrats to Kris and Katy and baby Oliver. I bet he’s a gorgeous baby.

cynic1018 on

Congratulations to the happy family!

Tina on

I had honestly forgotten about that guy. Sorry. Congrats to them.

diane on

@Anonymous – I think you need to get your facts straight. Kris and Katy have been together long before there was any limelight. And even now, they do their best to avoid it and they are just very down to earth and still live in their hometown and surround themselves with the people they did before AI.

I think you’re confusing Katy with Lee Dewyze’s wife, the “actress”, who is so obviously desperate for attention and does anything to make sure she and her husband are in the spotlight!

Ginny T on

Congratulations Kris & Katy on the arrival of little Oliver. So happy for the both of you. Kris you are a fantastic singer/songwriter and I know you will be a fantastic father.

MK204 on

Congrats to Katy and Kris Allen. I’m thrilled to pieces for them. Welcome Oliver! It’s wonderful to see Kris so happy considering the horror he went through on New Year’s Day.

sam on

Katy was and is one of the sweetest people i knew in school, kris and his brother Daneil were just as sweet as well raised with a great family background and lovers of the Lord! Theres no better woman than one who loves God and her family…kris couldnt do any better!!!

becky on

Congratulations to you both. Your an amazing couple. You deserve the best . @ anonymous yes you need to get your facts together befor you speak.

Elena on

Congrats, Kris and Katy! Oliver is a cool name.

Janice Davis on

Kris, you’re a father!!! How darling. A beautiful boy. Katy is such a beautiful new mom. Congratulations to both of you as new parents.

Rick on

Voted for him in IDOL, voting for him again. Congratulations tothem both.

Anonymous on

He was an arrogant jerk when up I met him at an airport in Little Rock.

daffywak on

Congrats to Kris, Katy and Zorro!!! Welcome to the world Oliver!!!! Love Kris Allen!!!!

GMom100 on

Haha! That’s funny! Katy is adorable just like Kris. I can just imagine how precious little Oliver is!! :)

GMom100 on

Kris is my favorite Idol (after Kelly-sorry). He is very talented and nice. I’m so happy for he and Katy. I wonder why American Idol and Ryan Seacrest haven’t mentioned the birth. They never commented on his accident either, that I am aware of anyway. I guess they were mad that Adam didn’t win!

Meme on

Many happy congratulations to Kris and Katy! Such happy news after a rough start this year. May God bless this little family richly, and my prayers for a complete healing for Kris. He’s a remarkablely talented young man, having written songs for so many top artists as well as making his own music. For now though, may he ‘make music’ with his new son, Oliver and throughly enjoy his new, happy position as a daddy!

Carolyn Le on

Congratulations to Kris (I love him and voted for him) And his lovely wife on the birth of baby Oliver – which is my maiden name!

Martina on

Congratulations. Thank goodness their car accident wasn’t even worse.

Jill on

So happy for these two. Hopefully Zorro won’t be too jealous of their newest little Allen :)

Donna on

Congratulations Kris and Katy on the birth of your son Oliver!

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