Kara DioGuardi expecting baby boy via surrogate


Grammy-nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi will welcome her first child with husband Mike McCuddy via gestational surrogate in the next few weeks.

“We are eagerly awaiting the healthy and happy birth of our son Greyson James Carroll McCuddy,” DioGuardi, 42, told People magazine.

DioGuardi, who served as a judge on the eighth and ninth seasons of the hit show, “American Idol,” has been open about her fertility issues in the past.

After marrying in 2009, the couple attempted to conceive but encountered difficulties. They explored in vitro fertilizationand researching adoption and surrogacy, they settled on the latter option. It only took one try for the pregnancy to be successful, according to DioGuardi.

“I’ve got two people on my mind: her and the baby,” said DioGuardi of her surrogate, who is a close friend of the couple. “She’s given us this incredible gift.”

According to DioGuardi’s father, a former GOP congressman from Ossining, New York, the baby is expected to arrive in February.

DioGuardi is an accomplished songwriter who has worked with artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Gwen Stefani and Celine Dion. She also appeared in 2011 in the Broadway production of “Chicago.”

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