Kara DioGuardi Is Going To Be A Mom, Already Has Baby’s Name Picked Out!

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Congrats to Kara DioGuardi! The singer/songwriter and former American Idol judge – whose often spoken of her desire to have a baby – is going to be a mom.

DioGuardi says she and husband Mike McCuddy will welcome their first child via gestational surrogate in the next few weeks.

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

DioGuardi – who struggled with fertility issues and several failed IVF attempts – says the couple decided to explore other means of expanding their family.
In the end, says DioGuardi, “We made a personal decision to try with a surrogate. I asked someone we knew, a friend. And on the first try, it worked.”

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“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,”  DioGuardi told PEOPLE.

“I’ve got two people on my mind: her and the baby. She’s given us this incredible gift.”

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DioGuardi – who served as a judge on American Idol on the show’s eighth and ninth seasons – married McCuddy in 2009.

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