‘Praise God’: AMERICAN IDOL’s Scotty McCreery Welcomes Son With Wife Gabi

Photo from Scotty McCreery’s Instagram

‘Praise God’: AMERICAN IDOL’s Scotty McCreery Welcomes Son With Wife Gabi

By Movieguide® Contributor

AMERICAN IDOL winner Scotty McCreery and his wife Gabi have just welcomed their first child, Merrick “Avery” McCreery.

Their son was born October 24, in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

In a joint Instagram statement, the couple wrote, “Never known a love like this. Merrick ‘Avery’ McCreery joined us 11 days early on October 24th at 4:34am! 7 lbs 13oz of nothin but love.”


The couple thanked everyone for their prayers, before writing, “Healthy baby and a healthy mama! Praise God.”

McCreery also posted a selfie of the family, with the caption, “Welcome home, Avery!”

McCreery and Gabi are high school sweethearts who’ve known each other since kindergarten. They got married in 2018. 

Movieguide® previously reported on the McCreerys’ pregnancy announcement:

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. 


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