Simon Cowell is no stranger to controversy — his bluntness as a judge on the popular American Idol and X Factor series often landed him in the headlines — and that trait is following him to his personal life. Cowell is expecting his first baby with Lauren Silverman, a relationship that again landed Cowell in the headlines. The latest news, however, is purely happy: the couple are reported to be expecting a son.
This year didn’t start off on a high note for American Idol winner Kris Allen, as he and his wife Katy O’Connell Allen were involved in a car accident that left Kris with a broken wrist. However, things have certainly been looking up since then, and yesterday might have been the highlight of Allen’s year! Allen and his wife welcomed their first baby — son Oliver Neil Allen — on July 30th. Allen shared the good news via Twitter, saying, “Happy Day!!!! My little stud was born today. Oliver is here people!”
American Idol winner Kris Allen will be singing the blues this summer, but they’ll be mighty happy blues! The musician and his wife Katy recently announced that the baby they’re expecting this July — their first — will be a son! The singer shared the happy news in an interview with Hollywire at this year’s SXSW.
It’s another boy for Justin Guarini! The American Idol graduate (all the way back to season 1 — vintage Idol!) and his wife Reina Capodici welcomed son Asher on February 25th. Guarini took to Twitter to share a first pic of his newest pride and joy, saying, “Asher, 7lbs8oz of bliss.” Guarini, has kept busy since his Idol days with hosting duties on TV Guide Network and several Broadway shows, not to mention parenting duties! Asher has two siblings: older brother William Neko (22 months) and half-sister Lola (8 years).
Kara DioGuardi is getting her new year off to a “helluva high note”! The former American Idol judge and her husband Mike McCuddy welcomed a son via gestational surrogate today, January 31st. According to People, Greyson James Carroll McCuddy weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces upon arrival. On top of becoming a mom, DioGuardi has kept busy since her Idol days, writing both songs and her memoir (“A Helluva High Note: Surviving Life, Love and American Idol”). Now she just has to survive those sleepless nights!
American Idol alum Danny Gokey is singing lullabies! The singer and his wife Leyicet almost welcomed their first baby on their one-year anniversary. Son Daniel Emanuel Gokey was born January 20 — nine days shy of the couple’s January 29th anniversary! Daniel weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces at his big debut. Gokey tells People, “I have so many exciting projects ahead this year but a brand new baby is an amazing way to get the new year started. We feel really blessed!”
There’s baby news for songwriter Kara DioGuardi! The former American Idol judge is expecting her first baby with husband Mike McCuddy. According to People, the couple expect son Greyson James Carroll McCuddy to arrive in a few weeks via gestational surrogate. Wonder if DioGuardi has lullabies on the brain?
American Idol alum Kris Allen has some big news to start of his new year — some really good, and some not so good! Starting off with the bad: Allen and his wife Katy were involved in a car accident that resulted in a broken arm for Allen. The good news, however, is that — broken arm aside — Allen, Katy and their soon-to-be baby (!) are all OK. Allen confirmed the happy news on Twitter, saying, “Yes I got in a really bad wreck tonight and yes I’m having a lil baby. #gonnabeadaddy.” The singer also assured fans that his Out Alive tour is still on, broken arm or no!
Life after American Idol has been pretty sweet for Michael Lynche. The singer, who missed the birth of his daughter Laila Rose during the 2010 competition, got to be there for the arrival of his son on February 22nd. Kingston Michael weighed 7.25 pounds. In addition to spending time with wife Christa and the kiddos, Lynche has been working on his debut album with Big3 Records.