From the very start, he beat every contestant in the contest of American Idol in its first season, became a sensation and then some is Clay Aiken. He is the old news that keeps showing up on television, popularized by many of his adoring fans since day one. He is known for being the most controversial contestant in the series and his amazing singing voice that wow the crowd and his fans.
Still Dating or Married Finally?
Clay Aiken is an openly gay. Speaking with the People Magazine, he confirmed his identity as a gay for the first time in 2008. Four years before the revelation, he had confessed his family about his sexuality. Speaking with the interviewer of People; he told
“It was dark. I was sitting there, thinking to myself. I don’t know why I started thinking about it ... I just started bawling. She made me pull over the car and it just came out,”
Before his revelation about his sexuality, he shared a child named Parker Foster Aiken by in-vitro fertilization from his longtime friend Jaymes Foster in 2008. Jaymes is a sister of a record producer for his last three albums RCA label. But later their affair reportedly faded away. They were facing in and out of Los Angeles courts for the custody of a child.
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Clay Aiken alongside his former-partner Jaymes Foster and son Parker (Photo: People Magazine)
Besides Jaymes, he also hooked up with Reed Kelly. Around November 2008, he and his rumored boyfriend even captured a photo together at Rosie’s Gala at the Marriott Marquis. However, they never confirmed their relationship publicly.
There were rumors of him dating other men well, Jeff Walters and Davin Finn were of those categories, but as of right now he is rumored to be single.
Currently, father of a kid, Clay shares an affectionate bond with his baby. On the occasion of the 9th birthday of his son Parker on 8 August 2017, he wished him via Instagram.
How Much is His Net Worth?
Earning Clay, age 40, an American Music Award for selling his Measure of Man album more than sold 3 million copies worldwide. He has a world-renowned voice no producer or fan can say no to have a huge net worth of $7 million dollars.
Starting off as a nobody, who just used to shower in the bathroom before the first season of American Idol. Since the Finale, plus ending up as second place in 2003 he was more caught on camera regularly then the actual winner of the season. Clay immediately was offered a record contract with RCA, and in the same year, he released his first solo album called Measure of a man.
Soon after his musical career ended he started to work for politics, he ran for Congress, or at least headed there, taking a whole new level though. He lost to Republican Renee Ellmers. Soon after going back into his musical career in 2004.
The singer Clay Aiken was born in Clayton Holmes Grissom on November 30, 1978; he is now 40 years of age in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In his family, he has a stepbrother named Jeff, half-brother, Brett. and a stepsister named Amy.
Clay Aiken has a tall height of 6 feet 2 inches and his parents are Faye Parker, his mother, and Vernon Grissom, his father. He is of white ethnicity and has American nationality.