Kara DioGuardi to Welcome First Child!

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On the night of the American Idol Season 12 premiere, a former American Idol judge made news.

Kara DioGuardi announced late yesterday that she and husband Mike McCuddy will welcome their first child in a few weeks; he will arrive via gestational surrogate.

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“We are eagerly awaiting the healthy and happy birth of our son Greyson James Carroll McCuddy,” DioGuardi said in a statement.

DioGuardi got married in 2009 and has been open for years about her struggles to conceive. Following failed IVF attempts, she and McCuddy chose this route as their best option.

“We’re praying for our surrogate, that she gets through this and that it’s as easy on her as it can possibly be, because she’s been a gem throughout the whole process,” says the songwriter and music publisher. “I’ve got two people on my mind: her and the baby. She’s given us this incredible gift.”

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Kara DioGuardi Biography

New American Idol Judges Kara DioGuardi is a Grammy-nominated songwriter who will be joining the judging table for American Idol's eighth season. DioGuardi grew... More »
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I have my own style ... I'm honest. And pretty feisty.

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I can be pretty tough at times, and nurturing when I have to be.

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