Congratulations are in order for Colton Dixon and his wife, Annie, who are now the proud parents to twin daughters.

The 28-year-old American Idol alum announced the birth of his baby girls in a sweet Instagram post on Saturday night (Aug. 22), sharing a black-and-white photo of their tiny feet with hospital wristbands around their ankles.

“Everyone meet Ava Dior and Athens Elizabeth Dixon,” the season 11 Christian rocker captioned the picture.

The Dixon twins officially arrived on Tuesday (Aug. 18), according to People.

Annie Dixon also shared the exciting news on Instagram, posting the same photo as her husband, and adding that Ava was born weighing 7 lbs., 1 oz., while Athens weighed 5 lbs., 6 oz.

“Baby girls are here,” she captioned the photo. “We have taken a few quiet days to enjoy their presence … Ava Dior and Athens Elizabeth, your parents are CRAZY about you!”

In late July, Colton Dixon hosted a Billboard Live At-Home performance to help support the Red Cross amid the coronavirus pandemic. During the virtual appearance, the singer said he didn’t know if he’d be able to join the series because his wife could go into labor at any time.

“I’m actually really glad that I was able to be here with you all, because if we were at the hospital, it wouldn’t have worked out,” he told fans. “Be praying for us — it’s going to be awesome. Can’t wait to meet them.”

Dixon married his longtime girlfriend Annie Coggeshall in 2016.

See the singer’s adorable Instagram post of his new twin daughters here.


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