Kris Allen & Wife Expecting A Boy; Idol Champ 'Really Excited'

Kris Allen and wife Katy hang out after dinner at Simon at Palms Place in Las Vegas on December 31, 2009 Kris Allen and wife Katy hang out after dinner at Simon at Palms Place in Las Vegas on December 31, 2009

Kris Allen has revealed the gender of his soon-to-arrive baby.

The “American Idol” Season 8 champ and wife Katy — who tied the knot in 2008 — are expecting a boy.

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

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Kris, 27, announced his wife’s pregnancy back in January after the couple was involved in a car accident.

The singer-songwriter – who broke his wrist in the harrowing head-on collision just days before kicking off his “Out Alive” tour – said he’s gradually recovering.

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“It’s getting better but it’s slow. Apparently I shattered it,” he said of his wrist. “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,” he added.

Katy is due in July.

-- Erin O’Sullivan

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