Congratulations to former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi! The 42-year-old songwriter and her husband Mike McCuddy are expecting a boy via surrogate in the coming weeks.
They already have a name picked out! People reports she stated, “We are eagerly awaiting the healthy and happy birth of our son Greyson James Carroll McCuddy.”
DioGuardi married McCuddy in 2009 and have struggled with fertility issues – having gone through three unsuccessful rounds of IVF during her last season on Idol.
She explained, “We made a personal decision to try with a surrogate. I asked someone we knew, a friend. And on the first try, it worked. 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. I’ve got two people on my mind: her and the baby. She’s given us this incredible gift.”
According to eonline.com – in her 2011 memoir A Helluva A High Note – she wrote: “I wanted a child and there was no way I could get pregnant under the stress of eighteen-hour work days and live TV. Leaving was painful and there will always be a part of me that wanted to stay. But my desire to be in control of my destiny was larger than my need to be a household name.”