AMERICAN IDOL Alum Scotty McCreery and Wife Gabi Expecting First Child
By Movieguide® Contributor
Scotty McCreery and his wife Gabi have just announced that they’re expecting their first child!
“We got a little man on the way,” the singer told People. “We always knew we wanted kids, but we always knew we wanted the first few years to travel and have time on the road, to see things and experience life.
“We’ve gotten to live a lot of life and do some cool things, so it seems like now’s a good time to settle down a little and expand the family,” he continued.
He and Gabi tied the knot in 2018.
“I was the only boy on both sides of my family, the last McCreery boy out there,” McCreery shared. “Gabi’s from two sisters in her family, so I just figured it would be a girl. But we got a surprise of a boy.”
Gabi is also excited to put her skills as a pediatric nurse to work with her own child.
“[My job has] definitely has shown me the ropes a little bit,” Gabi explained. “Even just down to changing diapers multiple times in a day, and figuring out how to soothe the baby when they’re upset, for sure has helped. I definitely feel like it’s prepared me in many ways.”
Scotty added, “It’ll be great for me because I’ll be so nervous. If the baby coughs, I’ll be like, ‘Hey, Gabi, is this okay? What’s happening here?’ So, knowing that she has that experience, I think, will be huge.”
“[This is] uncharted waters for us, but we can’t wait to dive in and meet the little man,” McCreery concluded.
The country singer appeared on Season 10 of the hit reality competition, and he spoke openly about incorporating his faith in his career.
“I keep a lot of my old baseball hats, and if you look in the hats, I’ve had since I started pitching, you’ll see Philippians 4:13 written on the brim,” he told CMT.
“That’s the Scripture that gets me through the day because sometimes you can’t do it all by yourself. You can’t do it on your own, so you lean on Him. It was the best time of my life, but it was tough and definitely stressful,” he says. “That was when I’d have to really dig into the Word and pray and ask for prayers from my friends back home. I leaned on that verse, and I got through it.”
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