I am reposting this blog from last month because there seems to be untrue rumors and misconceptions about Clay Aiken's family. His family consists of mother, father and baby. The mother of the baby, Jaymes Foster (who was named to honor her father, James, although her name was feminized), is very much a female and is very much Clay's companion and has been for quite some time. They live together in Raleigh and are preparing to move to New York as Clay reprises his role as Sir Robin in Broadway's, Spamalot. As Clay blogged to his fan club earlier this week, he and Jaymes are deciding how to introduce the baby to the fans as they are packing up to move for the four month stint in New York. He revealed, "Between all of the obvious new responsibilities with our little guy, needing to get all packed up and moved back to NYC, and the downpour from TS Hanna putting a leak in my roof, I've had little time for much else."
Previous blog: As most of the world knows by now, on August 8, 2008, Clay Aiken announced the birth of a son on his blog at his fan club website:
I know it's been a while. I'm sure you know, it's been a full full summer. Sorry we haven't spoken in so long. But, I'm sure you know... I hate putting the cart before the horse. Not my way to tempt fate. But I wanted to stop by, if only for a second, so you could be the first folks I tell....
My dear friend, Jaymes, and I are so excited to announce the birth of Parker Foster Aiken (No hyphens. One first name. One middle name. One last name.) Parker was born at a hospital in North Carolina just this morning at 8:08 AM. Wow... 8:08 ..08/08/08
Weighed in at 6 lbs 2 oz and measured 19 inches
The little man is healthy, happy, and as loud as his daddy. Mama Jaymes is doing quite well also. The Aiken family, the Foster family, and the Parker family are all thrilled. We'll share more at some point in the future. Love to you all!
Clay, Jaymes and Parker leaving Durham Regional Hospital three days after the birth.
The mother is Jaymes Foster (not James Foster) and, as Clay revealed in a concert a couple of years ago, “Jaymes is a girl.”
Along with being Clay’s “dear friend” and the mother of his son, Jaymes served as the Executive Producer of Clay’s “A Thousand Different Ways” CD released in 2006, his Christmas EP “All is Well” released for the 2006 Christmas season, and his latest CD “On My Way Here” released in May 2008. It is believed that she has been his “dear friend” for a number of years. In his liner notes for “A Thousand Different Ways,” Clay dedicated these words to Jaymes:
How we ended up on the same page in each others lives at the same time I may ever understand. What I do know is that I am thankful daily that God saw fit to introduce me to someone as talented, wise and genuine as you. That you believed in me enough to take on this project with me and stick with it through so much has been one of the biggest blessings I've been given...But not as big as the blessing of having you as a trusted and indispensable friend.
Clay, Jaymes and David Foster, Jaymes's brother and Grammy winning composer and arranger rehearsing for Clay's October 2007 performance at the Neil Sedaka Tribute in New York City.
Clay and Jaymes at the David Foster Gala in Vancouver, 2006
in Charlotte, NC, December 2006.
Clay, Jaymes and Parker will be moving to New York City in September for Clay to reprise his role as Sir Robin in Spamalot on Broadway. They will be there until January 4, 2009.
Clay Aiken, Jaymes Foster, James Foster, Parker Foster Aiken