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.
Singer, songwriter and now … dad! Former American Idol contestant Jason Castro and his wife Mandy welcomed a daughter earlier this week. Madeline Emilia Castro was born on August 28th. Dad won’t have much time to get adjusted to parenthood before he heads out on the road, though; Castro has a number of performances lined up for early September. Maybe he’ll throw a few lullabies into the mix!
American Idol alumna Fantasia Barrino has more lullabies in her future! The singer, who is already a mom to 9-year-old daughter Zion, announced over the weekend that she is expecting her second child. Rumors about whether she is or isn’t pregnant had been swirling for some time, but beyond the confirmation, Fantasia shared few details.
American Idol alum Jason Castro is busy belting out the tunes for his current tour, but he better be saving something for the lullabies! The singer recently announced that he and his wife Mandy Mayhall are expecting their first child — a girl — this August.
Constantine Maroulis is ceding the spotlight to someone with her own unique sound: a baby girl! The Broadway star and his girlfriend, Angel Reid, welcomed their daughter Malena James on December 23rd. Malena weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19-inches long. American Idol alum Maroulis is set to take the stage as part of the Rock of Ages cast later this month in Fort Lauderdale.
Rocker and American Idol alum Chris Daughtry welcomed two more fans earlier this week. Daughtry and his wife, Deanna, welcomed Adalynn Rose and Noah Jones on Nov. 17. Adalynn and Noah, who were born via surrogate, weighed in at 6 pounds, 5 ounces and 5 pounds, 5 ounces respectively. The twins join Hannah and Griffin as the biggest Daughtry fans!
American Idol alum Chris Sligh‘s baby girl wasn’t in any hurry to get here! When Keira Lennon made her Halloween debut, she was already two weeks past her due date! But all good things are worth waiting for, and Sligh and his wife Sarah are sure to feel Keira was worth the wait. Keira weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 21.5-inches long. The Sligh family will have a few weeks to get used to being a trio before dad hits the road touring again.
American Idol alum Tamyra Gray and her husband, Sam Waters, welcomed their first child last month. Sienna Marie, who was born on July 17th, is apparently one opinionated young lady! According to Gray, Sienna actually named herself. In February, Gray dreamed about having a baby girl who shared her name with Gray. The couple waited to learn the sex of their baby, but even once Sienna officially arrived, they were still undecided. Eight hours after her birth, however, they finally opted to take her suggestion!
Since his stint on American Idol, Constantine Maroulis has undertaken many different roles. Now, the star of the Broadway show Rock of Ages is tackling his biggest role yet: fatherhood! Maroulis and his girlfriend, Angel Reed, are expecting their first baby. The couple met on the set of Rock of Ages, and while Reed has apparently resigned since becoming pregnant, Maroulis is scheduled to kick off the national tour in Chicago on September 21st.