Kara DioGuardi Expecting Baby Boy Via Surrogate — Congrats

Wed, January 16, 2013 10:05pm EDT by 3 Comments
Kara DioGuardi Baby
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The former ‘American Idol’ judge has announced that her first child will be welcomed through gestational surrogacy in the next few weeks! What great news!

Kara DioGuardi may not be involved with American Idol anymore, but the former judge made an exciting announcement of her own on the day of the show’s 12th season premiere! Kara has confirmed on Jan. 16 that she and husband Mike McCuddy are expecting a baby boy through a gestational surrogate within the next few weeks!

In a statement to People, Kara confirms the upcoming birth of her first child. “We are eagerly awaiting the healthy and happy birth of our son Greyson James Carroll McCuddy.” The couple, who were married in 2009, struggled for years with fertility issues and many failed IVF attempts. Eventually, they decided to explore alternative routes to parenthood, including adoption and surrogacy.

After their exploration, Kara says, “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.”

Kara DioGuardi’s Secret Baby Prep

Kara seems to have been making preparations to welcome Greyson into her life, as it was reported on Jan. 3 that she enormous mansion in Studio City, CA for $6.3 million just before the end of 2012. She has bought the home in 2007 for $3.5 million, making herself quite a pretty profit.

According to the Daily Mail, Kara had been diving her time between L.A. and a property in Maine, where she now plans on spending the majority of her time. Sounds like the perfect place to raise a child!

Our most heartfelt congratulations go out to Kara and Mike!

— Billy Nilles

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  3. Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban Welcome Baby Girl Via Surrogate