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Clay Aiken becomes a father

Posted August 8, 2008

— Clay Aiken became a father Friday morning with the birth of a baby boy, his mother told WRAL’s Lynda Loveland in an exclusive interview.

Aiken’s best friend, producer Jaymes Foster, gave birth at 8:08 a.m. at an undisclosed location in North Carolina.

Parker Foster Aiken weighed 6 pounds 2 ounces and was 19 inches long.

Aiken’s mother, Faye, said the baby has dark hair and that her son is smiling from ear-to-ear.

Mom, dad and baby all are doing fine.

Aiken and Foster will raise the child together. They met when Aiken appeared on American Idol. Foster has produced several of his albums.


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  • hiyadun Aug 12, 2008

    Is it me or has Clay gained weight. He looks awful with longer hair.

  • ncteacher22 Aug 8, 2008

    Ok, let me get this straight....Clay didn't have sex and has a baby......John did have sex and didn't father the baby. Did someone get the stories mixed up...or am I correct?

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  • teacher-mom Aug 8, 2008

    Congratulations to all of them. I wish them all the best.

  • Rob Aug 8, 2008

    Perhaps not the ideal family situation, but if you consider the fact that our government encourages drug addicted welfare recipients to have children every 10 months from puberty to menapause and sends fertility drugs to African nations where the existing population is already starving to death, perhaps this situation is acceptable on the relative scale of things.

  • alx Aug 8, 2008

    so is clay going to have a wife/& mother in the life of this child or does his money entitle him to raise the child without the love & support of a family. Kinda sounds a lot like the Michael Jackson form of Child birth

  • hbump57 Aug 8, 2008

    If you people don't like what you see on WRAL, then don't bother bringing it up. It's like TV. If ya don't like what ya see, don't watch it. I'm happy for Clay, Jaymes and Parker. Congratulations. There are some really sick people on this blog.

  • whatusay Aug 8, 2008

    I feel sorry for Clay, but worse for the baby...

  • cartab Aug 8, 2008

    Poor baby.

  • oldschooltarheel Aug 8, 2008

    Hmmm... sure OK whatever ... why is this super big news?