Kimberly Perry Introduces Newborn Son, Whit Costello

“Our house has truly become a home,” the new mom shared.


Lauren Jo Black

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September 7, 2023


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Kimberly Perry; Photo Courtesy Instagram

Kimberly Perry is officially a mom! The singer/songwriter introduced her newborn son to fans early Thursday morning (Sept. 7) on social media. 

Alongside a sweet mother/son snapshot, Perry revealed that the baby’s name is Whit Costello and that he was born on August 26, 2023 at 4:01 pm. Arriving at 7 lbs, 8 oz, Whit was born in Nashville, Tennessee. 

“In one short week Johnny and I have moved from a season of BLOOM into a SUPERBLOOM,” Perry captioned her post. 

She went on to add, “Our lives have become sweeter, our days have become so much fuller, our sleep has gotten shorter – our house has truly become a home.”

She thanked her followers and fans for all the “prayers and well wishes” and promised to bring him on the road in the future. 

“It’s been such a sweet time getting baby Whit here safely and soundly and acclimating as a new family. We can’t wait to show him the world – this bus baby is ready to roll!”   

Kimberly Perry and her husband Johnny Costello announced they were expecting their first child in April of 2023.

The former member of The Band Perry took to social media at the time to tell fans that she and Costello will welcome their first child this summer.

“The best news of all the good news lately,” Perry began. “I’m OVERFLOWING WITH JOY to share that Johnny and I are expecting our first baby in late August!! We’re absolutely beside ourselves with happiness and in awe of the Creator’s plan.”

She went on to explain that having children is something she “dreamed” about for a long time.

Johnny Costello, Kimberly Perry; Photo Courtesy of CeCe Dawson/Kimberly Perry/Instagram
Johnny Costello, Kimberly Perry; Photo Courtesy of CeCe Dawson/Kimberly Perry/Instagram

“Building my own family is something I’ve dreamed about for as long as I can remember,” Perry continued. “As a woman and as an artist, I’ve always felt like I had to make a choice between growing my career and growing life. But YALL – I’m doin’ em both at the SAME TIME!! Here we go! 🤍🤍🫶🫶 We’ll keep updating with more BB Costello news as we get it. Can’t wait to celebrate this new life with all of you and to welcome this little bundle of love to our world.”

Johnny also took to social media to share his excitement.

“Yall!!!!! We’ve got some fun fun fun family news!!! WE ARE HAVING A BABY IN AUGUST!! We are so excited to be parents and can’t wait for little Harper Lee to have a sibling!!! 🤍”

Perry and Costello secretly tied the knot during a private ceremony in Las Vegas in June of 2021. The pair revealed the news of their private marriage on Instagram on their six-month wedding anniversary.

“Wishing everyone a very MARRIED Christmas,” Perry shared at the time. “Today my love, @juannycostello, and I are celebrating 6 months since “I do!”. On June 17th we hit the road from LA to Las Vegas in a black corvette and got married at midnight,” recalled the Tennessee native. “It was wild and wonderful and reminded me all over again that God is the most glorious creator and the master of the most beautiful blueprint for our lives! I love you Johnny and can’t wait for forever….”

In August of 2022, Perry and Costello returned to Sin City for an intimate vow renewal. “I do. Still do. Will do,” she wrote on Instagram at the time with a snapshot of her in a white wedding dress and cowboy hat alongside her husband, Johnny Costello, and an Elvis impersonator.

Kimberly Perry Vow Renewal; Photos via Instagram
Kimberly Perry Vow Renewal; Photos via Instagram

The pair renewed their vows at A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, the iconic venue where celebrities such as Britney Spears, Michael Jordan, Frank Sinatra and over 800,000 other couples tied the knot. Most recently, Jennifer Lopez married Ben Affleck at the venue, which is best known as the site of quick celebrity weddings.

Not much else is known about Johnny Costello. His social media profiles reveal nothing more than the fact that he is married to Kimberly Perry.

This is Perry’s second marriage. She previously wed former MLB player J.P. Arencibia in June of 2014.

Prior to announcing that she was pregnant, Kimberly Perry revealed that she would be pursuing a solo career following the disbanding of The Band Perry. At the time she also announced that she inked a record deal with Records Nashville/Columbia Records.

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Since signing the record deal, Perry has gone on to release her first-ever solo EP, Bloom, which features her debut single as a solo artist, “If I Die Young Pt. 2,” a reimagined rendition of The Band Perry’s 7x Platinum hit, “If I Die Young.”

For more information on Kimberly Perry and her upcoming endeavors, visit her official website HERE.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.