Jimmie Allen‘s turbulent year has come to another milestone. Alexis Gale, the country singer’s estranged wife, gave birth to their third child on Monday (Oct. 2).
Gale shared the news via Instagram on Monday, posting a photo set announcing the arrival of a baby boy named Cohen Ace James. Cohen came into the world on Wednesday, Sept. 27, according to her caption. Cohen is the separated couple’s first son; he joins older sisters Naomi, 3, and Zara, 1. Allen and Gale married in 2021 after two years of dating.
In April, Allen and Gale shared a message that simultaneously announced their separation and pregnancy. “After much thought and reflection in recent months, Lex & I have made the decision to separate,” they wrote. “As we navigate this life change, we can also share that we will be welcoming another child together later this year.”
The pair’s separation came one month before Variety reported a lawsuit filed against Allen, his management company Wide Open Music and Ash Bowers in which an unnamed manager of Allen’s alleged that the star subjected her to sexual and verbal abuse. Another report followed June 8, revealing a second lawsuit in which a second anonymous woman — who stated that she and Allen were in a monthslong long-distance relationship — alleged that Allen sexually assaulted her in a Las Vegas hotel room and recorded the attack on his phone. Shortly after news of the lawsuits broke, Allen was dropped by BBR Music Group, his record label, and several events where he was booked as a performer.
The Grammy nominee countersued both women, explaining in a statement to Billboard, “These false allegations have caused me to lose a vast number of business and endorsement opportunities that I worked extremely hard for. These false allegations have also not only harmed me, but have caused severe financial damage to my band, my team, and their families.”
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