Russell Dickerson and Wife Kailey Are Expecting First Child

So happy for them!!!

Written by Lauren Laffer
Russell Dickerson and Wife Kailey Are Expecting First Child
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - NOVEMBER 12: Russell Dickerson and wife Kailey Dickerson attend the 67th Annual BMI Awards at BMI on November 12, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/WireImage,)

There’s a baby on board for Russell Dickerson and his wife Kailey. The couple are expecting their first child together, they shared with PEOPLE.

“I’ve been rocking the dad shoes for a while now. NOW they’re official!” the singer shared with the publication.

The couple, who wed in 2013, spent nearly nine months trying to conceive. They eventually relented and left things to fate.

“It just got to the point where we’re like, ‘Well, if it happens, it happens. It’ll happen when it does.’ It’s all God’s timing on that part,” Dickerson explained. “So yeah, I was completely surprised.”

Kailey surprised Russell with the news on New Year’s Day, telling the dad-to-be that he had one more Christmas present in a stocking hanging from the mantle. Inside the stocking was a pair of booties that said “Best dad.”

While they don’t know the sex of their baby just yet, the couple is tossing around a few names in anticipation.

“My family has the tradition of the initials R.E.D.; mine’s Russell Edward Dickerson and my dad is Richard Edward Dickerson. I want to keep that tradition going, if it’s a boy, of our ‘Edward Dickerson’ name,” said Russell.