Kelsie Dolin; Photos Courtesy of American Idol/Instagram
Kelsie Dolin; Photos Courtesy of American Idol/Instagram

BREAKING: ‘American Idol’ Alum Kelsie Dolin Welcomes First Child: “Y’all Meet Carter Lee Dolin”

American Idol alum Kelsie Dolin is officially a mom!

The Season 20 Idol fan-favorite alum welcomed her first child, a baby boy, on Wednesday (Aug. 10) at 5:03 PM, according to her social media post.

Just a few hours after welcoming her son, she revealed the news with fans on Instagram with a photo of herself holding her new bundle of joy in the hospital.

“Y’all meet Carter Lee Dolin!!! He is so beautiful,” Dolin wrote. “So thankful for a healthy baby and a smooth delivery! Love you guys!!”

While Dolin didn’t show much of herself or the baby, she concluded the post promising fans that she “will be posting more soon!!!”

Dolin first revealed that she was pregnant with her first child in March of 2022.

On Thursday, March 24, the aspiring singer, who was 18-years-old at the time, revealed that she is expecting her first child.

“Y’all!! I’ve been keeping a little secret…” Dolin teased on Instagram alongside a photo of a sonogram. She also added a photo of her growing baby bump with a caption that reads, “little ones growing!!!!!!”

The West Virginia native went on to unveil that she will welcome a baby boy in August.

“I’m having a baby and, It’s a…. BOY!!! Can’t wait to meet baby carter!!! August 8th!!💕💕” Dolin continued at the time.

After the exciting news of her pregnancy was shared by Dolin in March, several of her Idol cohorts, including HunterGirl, Sam Moss, Livvy Love, Kaylin Roberson, Sarah Beth Taite and more congratulated her.

“Congratulations !! 💙💙💙,” Huntergirl commented.

“KELSIE 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 Been wondering about you. Awe your boy gets the sweetest mama! Welcome to the cool mom club 😎,” Moss wrote. Roberson then added, “Ohhhh so exciting Kelsie!”

“Congrats Kelsie!!! 💙💙💙,” Taite shared.

The first time mother was a standout contestant throughout her time on Idol, with stunning performances of Adele’s “When We Were Young,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Piece By Piece” as well as Lainey Wilson’s chart-topping hit, “Things A Man Oughta Know.”


♬ original sound – Kelsie dolin😘

Since departing the show, Dolin has been focusing on her social media, often sharing covers of her favorite songs to TikTok.

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