Country crooner Jimmie Allen and wife Alexis welcome second daughter Zara James: ‘Everyone is doing great’
Jimmie Allen and his wife Alexis Gale are now the proud parents of a second baby girl.
On Saturday, the couple welcomed their daughter, Zara James Allen, to Planet Earth. Her arrival in their adopted hometown of Nashville comes just 19 months after the birth of their first child, a daughter they named Naomi.
‘Everyone is doing great,’ a source said of both mom and baby to People magazine.
The country crooner, who’s currently competing in season 30 of Dancing With The Stars, also has a seven-year-old son Aadyn from a previous relationship.
Bundle of joy: Jimmie Allen, 36, and wife Alexis Gale, 25, welcomed the arrival of their second daughter, Zara, in Nashville on Saturday
The baby news explains why he took to Instagram earlier on Saturday and canceled his concert in Forest City, North Carolina due to a ‘family emergency.’
About seven hours later, he posted a baby emoji on to his Instagram Stories, which seemingly confirmed their bundle of joy, if disappointed fans were able to correctly decipher the message.
The country crooner was much more direct and clear when he promised that the canceled show was ‘currently being rescheduled.’
Disappointed fans: Earlier on Saturday, the country crooner took to Instagram and canceled his scheduled concert in Forest City, North Carolina
Message to fans: About seven hours later, Allen posted a baby emoji on to his Instagram Stories, which seemingly confirmed their bundle of joy, if disappointed fans were able to correctly decipher the message
Family matters: The Best Shot singer announced he was expecting another child in June
The couple, who announced they were expecting their second child together back in June, disclosed that they would be having another girl.
‘We’ve got a new girl, a baby girl on the way,’ Allen said during an interview on The Sam Alex Show, adding, ‘We didn’t do the whole baby reveal thing because we did it for the first one, we’re done [with that] – whatever pops out, pops out.’
‘That’s like nine more years of Disney princesses! I’m obsessed with Disney World. I’ve always wanted to go inside a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique,’ Allen excitingly shared just before Zara was born.
Two girls: The couple are also the proud parents to their 19-month-old daughter Naomi
Growing family: Allen also has a seven-year-old son Aadyn from a previous relationship
Allen and Gale were engaged at Disney World in July 2019, and then secretly tied the knot in 2020 in a private ceremony. But the Delaware natives would go on to do it all over again in a much larger and public celebration with family and friends this past May.
Before his success with his first single, Best Shot, which hit No.1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart in 2018, Allen auditioned for America’s Got Talent and the tenth season of American Idol. But in both cases he failed to advance to the later rounds.
He is currently paired up with dance pro Emma Slater on season 30 of Dancing With The Stars.
Allen has the distinction of being the first black solo performer to win New Male Artist Of The Year at the 2021 ACM Awards.
Moving and shaking: Allen is currently competing with dance pro Emma Slater on season 30 of Dancing With The Stars