Updated: January 17, 2013 11:26 AM | By www.wenn.com

Kara Dioguardi to be a mother

Former American Idol judge Kara Dioguardi is preparing to become a first-time parent.

Kara Dioguardi to be a mother

The songwriter and her husband, Mike McCuddy, are expecting a son via a gestational surrogate in the next few weeks, and they have already chosen a name for the baby.

She tells People.com, "We are eagerly awaiting the healthy and happy birth of our son Greyson James Carroll McCuddy."

The pair married in 2009, but faced a series of fertility issues and failed in vitro fertilisation (IVF) attempts before opting for a surrogacy.

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