Brian McKnight and his wife Leilani have welcomed their baby boy! The couple announced the baby news in a joint statement in an Instagram post on Monday.
“‘For this child we have prayed and the Lord has granted us the desires of our hearts’ 1 Samuel 1:27 God’s greatest gift, our son is here!!!” the duo wrote
Adding, “Brian Kainoa Makoa McKnight. We are so in love!”
The Mcknights celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary three weeks ago. “Happy Anniversary my love! Here we are celebrating our anniversary early during our BABYMOON in the same place we had our honeymoon 5 years later! My greatest accomplishment in life by far is the honor of being your husband and now the honor of being the father to our children.”
He continued, “Everyday is even better than the day before and tomorrow always surpasses today. I’m more in love with you every single day you are truly my everything my love. I’m forever in love with you baby.”
Last year, the couple revealed that they had experienced a pregnancy loss.
“Today was supposed to be Kekoa’s due date,” McKnight explained in a Mother’s Day post. “And I know how hard him not being here in the flesh with us is weighing incredibly heavy on us, but I know he is with us just like Julia and Jack are , as shining examples of your exceptional motherhood. The strength I saw in you through the loss of our son and the courage to deal with the hardest loss we’ve ever dealt with in our lives has been truly remarkable. I am in awe.
In addition to their rainbow baby, Brian and Leilani also parent Leilani’s son Jack and daughter Julia.
McKnight is also father to sons Brian Jr. and Niko with ex-wife Julie McKnight — whom he was married to from 1990 to 2003 — and daughter Briana McKnight from a previous relationship.