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Kara DioGuardi Welcomes First Child After Years Of Fertility Struggles

Fri, February 1, 2013 9:34am EDT by Add first Comment
Kara DioGuardi Baby

The former ‘American Idol’ judge is now a mom! After years of heartbreak and failed pregnancy attempts, Kara and her husband Mike McCuddy finally welcomed a son via a surrogate on Jan. 31 — congrats!

Kara DioGuardi and her husband Mike McCuddy are now proud parents! After years of pregnancy struggles, including failed IVF treatments and miscarriages, the couple finally welcomed their first child, a son named Greyson James Carroll McCuddy.

Their baby boy was born on Jan. 31 in Los Angeles at 1:01 p.m., a rep for the songwriter confirmed to People. He weighs 8 lbs., 10 oz. and measures 20¾ inches long. His middle name Carroll is in honor of Kara’s late mother.

Kara DioGuardi’s Surrogacy Plans After Failed Pregnancies

Kara and her husband, who married in 2009, revealed they were finally going to welcome a baby after years of trying to get pregnant. Kara had suffered several rounds of failed IVF treatments and miscarriages. Eventually the couple decided on the surrogacy route to start a family.

“We are eagerly awaiting the healthy and happy birth of our son Greyson James Carroll McCuddy,” she told People in an official statement on Jan. 16.

“We made a personal decision to try with a surrogate. I asked someone we knew, a friend. And on the first try, it worked,” she added. “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.”

Congrats to the happy family! We’re so excited for Kara and Mike. What do YOU think of Kara finally starting a family HollyMoms?


— Christina Stiehl

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