Clay Walker Welcomes Seventh Child, Christiaan Michael


Clay Walker Welcomes Seventh Child, Christiaan Michael

Clay Walker Welcomes Seventh Child, Christiaan Michael

Clay Walker is now a father of seven!

The country singer and his wife, Jessica, welcomed their fifth child together (his seventh child overall), son Christiaan Michael Walker, on Tuesday (January 5) in Houston, Texas. People reports, the newborn weighed in at 7 lbs., 4 oz. and measured 20.5 inches long.

"Baby Christiaan (Germanic spelling) Michael Walker and Mama are doing great! Our whole family has been anxiously awaiting his arrival! He's perfect in every way," Walker told the publication.

"He is surrounded by siblings who are constantly doting on him. I could not be more proud of Jessica and her devotion to motherhood and me. All of our children are blessed to call her mother. He will grow up a tough little cowboy Texan."

Christiaan Michael's name is a nod to Walker's great-great-grandfather, who immigrated to the U.S. from Denmark in 1808 and eventually settled in the singer's hometown of Beaumont, Texas.

"Everyone called him 'The Dane,' and Jess and I are really excited to be able to name [our son] after that man," he told People ahead of his son's arrival in August. "I always heard the stories about what a great cow man he was, and so as I was growing up, my dad was a cow man and passed that down to me and here I am passing it down to my three sons — soon to be four sons, named after the guy that started it all. So it's a pretty nice circle of life."

Walker also had plenty to say about his wife Jessica, whom he called "a saint."

"I can honestly say that she's a saint, and everyone around her knows it too," he said. "She absolutely loves being a mom. It's the toughest job on Earth, and I wish there was more adoration and homage paid to mothers because there's not a more unselfish way of life than being a mom. It's tough. And it's worth it."

In addition to Christiaan Michael, Walker is also the proud father to sons Ezra Stephen, 3, Elijah Craig, 7, and William Clayton, 12 and daughter Mary-Elizabeth, 11, who are his kids with Jessica. He also has his holder daughters Skylor, 21, and MaClay, 25, from a previous marriage.

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