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Former "American Idol" Judge Kara DioGuardi Is Going to Be a Mom

DioGuardi underwent three unsuccessful rounds of IVF during her last season on "Idol."

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    Television personality/songwriter Kara DioGuardi is expecting her first child, a son, with husband Mike McCuddy.

    Kara DioGuardi is going to be a mom.

    The former "American Idol" judge and her builder husband Mike McCuddy are expecting their first child, a son, via a surrogate, a source confirms to E! News.

    They've already picked out a name--Greyson James Carroll McCuddy, according to People magazine, which first reported the happy news.

    The couple, who married in 2009 after meeting when McCuddy was working on a house next to DioGuardi's property in Maine, have been trying to get pregnant for quite some time.

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    The singer-songwriter opened up about their struggles in her 2011 memoir, A Helluva a High Note. She wrote that she underwent three unsuccessful rounds of IVF during her last season on Idol.

    "I wanted a child and there was no way I could get pregnant under the stress of eighteen-hour work days and live TV," she wrote about her decision to quit the show. "Leaving was painful and there will always be a part of me that wanted to stay. But my desire to be in control of my destiny was larger than my need to be a household name."

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