Clay Aiken a New Father

By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 8, 2008 3:10 PM CDT
Clay Aiken performs in Texas in this 2007 file photo.   (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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(Newser) – Crooner Clay Aiken is now a dad. The former American Idol runner-up welcomed a baby  boy this morning with music producer Jaymes Foster. "He's here!" Aiken wrote on his website. "My dear friend, Jaymes, and I are so excited to announce the birth of Parker Foster Aiken." Aiken and Jaymes are not in a romantic relationship, though they plan to raise their son together. She became pregnant via in vitro fertilization.