'American Idol' alum Tamyra Gray is pregnant

American Idol season one finalist Tamyra Gray is pregnant, the singer revealed exclusively to EW. This is the first child for Gray and music producer husband Sam Watters, a former member of ’90s group Color Me Badd. ”I’m just trying to take care of myself and enjoy it,” she said. ”This is way harder than Idol.”

The couple, who wed in 2006, does not plan on learning the sex of the baby, Gray said. She is due in July.


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  • whatevs

    I was actually surprised to read that she got married before having a baby. Times certainly have changed.

    • Celia

      What the hell is that supposed to mean???!

      • Lisha

        It part of the process in lenraing/making changes to your technique. You will see the places where it needs work as you are developing the new neuropathways for the movement changes you have made. It will come back around as you are working within that time domain. It may be a time domain that needs some work. You don’t want to be doing more sets. You want to focus on the technique first, then add speed. So yes, keep working with the drills. You are developing a skill which can take time. Have you been video taped?

    • HATER

      I know right, like someone actually giving you a platform to be so ignorant. Crawl back into the hole you crawled out of because nobody really missed you.

  • Anna

    I still can’t believe she married him but congrats I guess.

  • darclyte

    It’s been too long since Idol Season 1. She should give up trying, and just raise her kid. She can’t say that she didn’t try, now it’s time to focus on being a good parent and be happy with what she’s achieved.

  • Strepsi

    I love EW’s obsessive Idol coverage and all, but this is not front page Entertainment News… someone who was on a game show once is pregnant? Are we gonna have to hear about every contestant forever? For Idol completists only.

  • Stephanie T.

    I agree with Darc. Besides, Sams already raking in the money everytime any of the songs from his former band are played.

    • Ed

      So she should be a mother and forget trying to do things in the entertainment field? If her husband is raking it in from his former songs, why doesn’t he stay at home and let Tamyra audition and make new music? Saying she should throw in the towel and stay home and be happy just being a mother is sexist. Just as a man can be a father and a professional, so can a woman.

      • terrier

        She was in “Rachel getting Married” a low-budget indie film starring Anne Hathaway that also was one of the best films of 2008.

        She is still a star and she’s making her slow rise to the top.

      • It’s been more than half a decade. If it’s not happened now, it’s more than likely not going to.

      • Janet

        It’s been a half decade so she should forget the entertainment business? That’s crazy. She’s been in movies, televisions shows, put out albums, and has written songs. In short, she’s not a starving artist but is making her living as an entertainer. She’s versatile, and though she may never be a star like Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood, she certainly can make a living with music and acting. It’s disgusting when people say a woman should only be a mother when she gets pregnant. I agree with Ed. No one would tell her husband to stop producing music and be a stay-at-home dad. Yes, they both need to spend more time at home to take care of their child, but it doesn’t have to be a one-or-the-other choice. She can be both a mother and an entertainer.

  • Danny

    Tamyra was always a favorite of mine; she was robbed in Season 1 (she should’ve been in the finals with Kelly). Tamyra has done a few Broadway shows and she wrote the AI winning song that Fantasia sang (so she made lots of money from that hit). Congrats Tamyra!

    • Victor

      As a nurse, I’m so glad you chose to profile Florence first. She truly did chngae history, she was a huge inspiration and still is to medical workers around the world today. Great articles. Keep them coming!

  • Celia

    Wow! Congrats to her.

  • MC

    Love Tamyra, loved her album and hope she can continue to make music. congrats!

  • VICTOR ELOY

    Who is this loser????? who cares about her anyway?

    • LoveLee

      Hey, that’s mean. She is just the most talented non-winner of season 1.

  • Carrie

    Color Me Badd is so awesome. I just watched their clip on youtube from when they were on Arsenio Hall. YES!

  • Ellie

    Congrats Tamyra!!! The most versatile contestant on AI and has a great voice. My favorite from Season 1.

  • nana

    Congrats!!!! I admire her more. She is talented and she is just following the right pattern. Married first and have children!! Good for her. I wish her all the best!!!!!!

  • Joy Timmons

    I remember Sam since he was in one of my singing groups, Color Me Badd. I also remember Tamyra since she was on American Idol and Boston Public show. Both of them are excellent singers and make an excellent couple. So, I want to say congradulations on their first child. I wish them the best of everything.

  • Mastafamena

    Oh darlin don’t fret!!!! And what’s’ to tell Grandma and Grandpa Colorado? Surely they see and feel CJ ~ and for now that is all they need. They’re not asinkg questions nor questioning your judgements about how deliciously you are raising the children. As you have stated so eloquently in this blog: there is much about CJ’s gender identity that is still an unknown so what really could you say that would not sound like an apology or fear based explanation! The love and tolerance seems to all be in order: let it Flow .. And explain as things seem to require it. Sounds to me as if your beloved brother has paved a path of exceptance and that G and G Colorado are content to allow what is’ without any question Blessed are You All!!!!!!

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