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Danny Gokey to be a dad

Former American Idol finalist Danny Gokey is set to become a first-time father.

The country singer's new wife Leyicet is due to give birth in January (13) - the same month the couple will celebrate its first wedding anniversary.

In a post on his Facebook.com page, Gokey writes, "I'm happy to announce that my wife Leyicet Gokey and I are having a baby!! She a little over 3 months pregnant + due in January!!! We're so excited!!"

The couple wed on 29 January (12) after a year of dating.