US country music star Jimmie Allen and his estranged wife, Alexis Gale, have welcomed their third child together.
The couple broke up earlier this year ahead of Gale giving birth.
She announced the happy news by posting a picture of their newborn son, Cohen Ace James, on Instagram and shared he had been born on Wednesday.
Allen and Gale first announced their separation in April when they made a joint statement on Instagram. However, the post has since been deleted.
“After much thought and reflection in recent months, Lex & I have made the decision to separate,” Allen wrote at the time.
“As we navigate this life change, we can also share that we will be welcoming another child together later this year.
“Our number one priority is and always will be ensuring that our children are healthy, happy and loved, and we remain committed to co-parenting with love and respect for one another,” he added.
Allen and Gale tied the knot in 2021. She’s since given birth to their daughters, Zara James and Naomi Bettie.
In May, Allen publicly apologised to his estranged wife after it emerged that he’d had an affair.
In his apology, Gale said he was ashamed with himself for “humiliating” his wife.
“I also want to apologise to my children for being a poor example of a man and a father. I’m working on becoming a better person that my kids can be proud of. My goal is to be better than the generation before me,” he continued in a since-deleted Instagram statement.
Allen is also currently battling rape allegations made by two different women in May.
Following the claims, the star was swiftly dropped from his label the following month.
Allen denies the allegations and filed a countersuit against both women in July, claiming their sexual relations were consensual.
“As a result of numerous false allegations, I have engaged with a legal team to proceed with an appropriate course of action to protect my reputation and refute these claims that have caused severe damage to my family, mental health, and business,” Allen told Fox News.
“I’ve taken a couple months before publicly responding to these claims, because I wanted to fix my family first.”
Allen continued: “These false allegations have caused me to lose a vast number of business and endorsement opportunities that I worked extremely hard for. These false allegations have also not only harmed me, but have caused severe financial damage to my band, my team, and their families.”
“As the legal process runs its course, I look forward to the opportunity to clear my name,” he said. “I am forever thankful for those who have stood by me and helped me share the truth.”