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Jimmie Allen and Wife Alexis Welcome Baby Girl

Jimmie Allen and his wife Alexis welcomed their second daughter, Zara James Allen, on Saturday, Oct. 16. Allen shared the news on social media.

"The new addition to our family is here and we couldn't be happier to finally meet her," Allen wrote. "Alexis you're a champion, I love you and so thankful for you."


In June of 2021, the couple, which also shares 19-month-old daughter Naomi Bettie, shared the news that they were expecting through separate Instagram posts. Both added their own personal spin to the baby news: Jimmie through a montage of classic TV and film moments and Alexis with a family-centric collage of pregnancy photos.

Alexis' post got congratulatory comments from country artist RaeLynn, pop star JoJo and Jon Pardi's wife, Summer. Allen got digital high-fives from Kimberly Williams-Paisley and other country music celebrities.

Both end with a list of Allen family members: Jimmie, Lexi, Aadyn (Allen's 7-year-old son from a previous relationship), Naomi and Baby Allen.

The couple met in the spring of 2019 and just a few months later in June, Allen popped the question to an audience of family and friends in front of the castle at Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

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Allen is originally from Milton, Delaware, the same hometown as Alexis, a nurse. They met through the wife of one of Allen's cousins.

"With Alexis being from my hometown, it is like always having a piece of home with me. We had an immediate connection," Allen told PEOPLE. "It was like we'd always known each other."

Allen knew he'd met the love of his life after seeing how she interacted with Aadyn.

"Her smile melts me, her pure heart challenges me to love better, the way she motivates and supports me is unlike anything I've ever seen, the way she loves me and my son is unlike anything I've ever experienced," Allen told PEOPLE. "It feels incredible to find the type of love I've been writing songs about all these years!"

The couple tied the knot on Thursday, March 27, PEOPLE reports.

Allen's friends and fellow country stars Darius Rucker and Tyler Rich were in attendance.

The "Best Shot" singer was named New Male Artist of the Year at the 2021 ACM Awards, alongside New Female Artist of the Year recipient Gabby Barrett. He's the first Black artist to win the prestigious prize.