We've already heard from his fans. Now Clay Aiken's friends are sending support and best wishes after hearing that he's going to be a father with friend and music producer Jaymes Foster.
Foster has been artificially inseminated with Clay's boys.
"Congratulations, Clay!" says American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson. "I think he will be a good parent."
Actor Eric Roberts and wife Eliza says their close friend Foster - the sister of music producer David Foster - pulled them aside at her 50th birthday party in Los Angeles in March to tell them she is pregnant.
Albeit unconventionally, Clay Aiken got Jaymes Foster pregnant!
"This is a story of two people, who perhaps not that typical as parents - whatever typical is - or at a stage of life typical for parent, want to have a child to love and to experience parenthood," Roberts says.
"These people have the best foundation of all to share such an important task, which is a strong, abiding friendship."
Jaymes Foster, who has been friends with Aiken since they worked together on American Idol, is due in August, a rep for David Foster confirms.Eliza Roberts stresses: "People should understand: It's not like he's the donor and she's the surrogate. These are two people who have made a very loving decision to have a baby together."
Former American Idol contestant Carmen Rasmusen, who toured with Clay Aiken after the second season, lent her support, saying, "I've always thought Clay would make a great dad. He's great with kids... He's accomplished a lot in his career, so it's probably a good time for him to be a dad."
On the tour bus, Clay Aiken would talk about wanting to become a father.
"I remember him saying, 'I can't wait to be a dad and have a family and have my own kids,'" recalls Carmen.
"He really was looking forward to being a father, even five years ago. I thought it was so cute that that was a priority for him."