Jimmie Allen and wife, Alexis, welcomed their second daughter, Zara James, over the weekend. The bundle of joy arrived in the midst of Jimmie’s 5th week on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.
“Zara James Allen, the new addition to our family is here and we couldn’t be happier to finally meet her,” Jimmie captioned a photo of the couple holding Zara in the hospital. “Alexis you’re a champion, I love you and so thankful for you.”
Zara joins older sister, Naomi Bettie, who the couple welcomed in 2019, as well as seven-year-old brother, Aadyn, from Jimmie’s previous relationship.
The couple received an outpouring of love from friends and family on social media, including a sweet post from Allen’s dancing partner, Emma Slater.
“They had their baby girl!!!!” Emma shared, along with the photo previously posted by Jimmie. “Zara James Allen born yesterday, and she is soooooo cute!! Congratulations @lexmarieallen & @jimmieallen, you’re now a beautiful family of 5. So happy for you guys!!”
Jimmie has remained calm, cool and collected as he’s been dancing into a new season of fatherhood with a full plate.
“We’re just taking it day by day,” Jimmie shared with Audacy’s Rob + Holly of his busy schedule while waiting for baby #3 to arrive. He also noted his excitement to welcome her while competing on DWTS.
LISTEN: Jimmie Allen with Rob + Holly
“God gave us this gift of perfect publicity and exposure to introduce our baby girl to the world because she’s special,” Jimmie said. “She’s a star! The world should see her arrival… I don’t want to keep our baby locked up with her arrival to the world in a little bitty ol’ hospital room. No! I want this to be on national television with the stars.”
Jimmie is scheduled to perform on tonight’s episode for Grease night, beginning at 7pm CT/8pm ET on ABC.