American idol kara dioguardi baby

Former 'American Idol'
Judge Kara DioGuardi
Expecting Baby No.1


After years of trying to start a family, Kara DioGuardi is finally getting her wish.

The former American Idol judge and her hubby, Mike McCuddy, have confirmed they’re set to welcome a baby boy in the next couple of weeks via a gestational surrogate.

And though the little guy hasn’t arrived just yet, Kara already has a name picked out: Greyson James Carroll McCuddy.

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Following her first season on the hit FOX show, Kara and Mike married on July 5, 2009. Though she remained on Idol for another season, she explains the job took a toll on her personal life—and trying to get pregnant.

“I wanted a child and there was no way I could get pregnant under the stress of eighteen-hour work days and live TV,” she shared in her autobiography, A Helluva High Note. “I had undergone three unsuccessful rounds of IVF during season 9.”

But now the 42-year-old’s dream has come true—and we couldn’t be more excited for her!