Surprise — Morgan Wallen Is a Dad!
Morgan Wallen is a new father as his ex-fiance, Katie Smith, welcomed a baby boy on Friday, July 10 at…
Morgan Wallen Baby Indigo Wilder
Morgan Wallen is a new father as his ex-fiance, Katie Smith, welcomed a baby boy on Friday, July 10 at 5:43 pm, according to a social media post.
Smith revealed their son’s name and shared his first photos the following morning, Saturday, July 11 on Instagram.
Indigo Wilder made his debut weighing 6lbs, 13 oz.
“Indie Wilder you are your mama’s answered prayer times infinity and the cutest little human ham hunk I’ve ever laid eyes on,” the new mom wrote.
Wallen took to Instagram to make the announcement of him becoming a dad on Monday (July 13) with the below statement.
“Little Wilder, I’m a changed man. Since you came into the world Friday, I see mine differently now. It’s not just me anymore, and I’m glad it’s not. This year has been the hardest of my life in so many ways, but that’s not what i will remember it by. You are. You are a gift and this tough year just made sense. I’ll be the Dad you deserve as well as the co-parent your mother deserves. Since you were born, I know that every decision I make will be with you in mind. I promise I’ll always protect you, and do my best to be an example of a good, godly man just like my daddy was for me.
I knew this day was coming when I got to share this news with y’all. And I’m glad that day is here. I didn’t know what being a dad would feel like, honestly have been a little scared. But it’s the coolest damn feeling, and I’m ready for whatever God has planned for me and my little guy. He’s healthy and happy and while I’m typing this I’m getting in the truck to go hold him right now. Thank you for all the love and prayers. Thank you to my friends and family who have called and texted me letting me know how happy they are for me and that I have their support. I can’t wait to see him hook into his first big one.
Indigo the first child for Wallen and Smith, who were previously engaged before breaking up in 2019.
Wallen has remained tight-lipped about Smith’s pregnancy, however. The new mom updated her Instagram followers throughout her pregnancy, often sharing photos of her growing belly and ultrasounds.
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