Bucky Covington and Fiancée Expecting First Child

Written by Lauren Laffer
Bucky Covington and Fiancée Expecting First Child

Bucky Covington and Katherine Cook

Exciting news for Bucky Covington! The singer and his fiancée, Katherine Cook, are expecting a child this fall.

The first time father admits to PEOPLE that it took him awhile to comprehend the big news. “Katherine came and threw a pregnancy test in front of me — three of them actually — and they all said the same thing. The only problem was I didn’t know what they were! I was like, ‘What is this? Are you okay?’ So she told me and I got so excited!”

And the sex of the baby will be no surprise, says the former “American Idol” contestant. “I want to know right now! I want to say ‘he’ or ‘she’ — I hate saying ‘it,’” explains Covington.

Though he’s still a bit nervous holding babies because “they’re so fragile,” Covington is getting some helpful dad hints from an unlikely source. “I’ve been watching a bunch of episodes of ‘Modern Family’ and they seem to help a lot. I love Phil Dunphy! I don’t know that I need to be exactly like him, but he’s a trip,” he jokes. “I’m definitely going to be a fun dad, but there’s going to be boundaries.”

Congratulations to the happy couple!