American Idol Alum Tamyra Gray Expecting First Child

03/24/2010 at 08:00 AM ET
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American Idol was a breeze compared to Tamyra Gray‘s latest endeavor: the season one alum is expecting a baby!

This will be the first child together for Gray and husband Sam Watters, who don’t want to know the sex of the baby until the big day.

In the meantime, the 30-year-old singer is preparing for her July due date and laying low.

“I’m just trying to take care of myself and enjoy it,” she tells Entertainment Weekly. “This is way harder than Idol.”

Gray, who has also appeared in episodes of Boston Public, and Watters, a music producer and former member of Color Me Badd, wed in Sept. 2006 in Italy.

— Anya Leon

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Niko on

Congratulations, Tamyra & Sam!. I just hope Tamyra puts out more albums. She’s such a GREAT singer….

Lisa on

Yay! so happy for them, being pregnant is one of the most exciting things in the world!

Lisa on

Yay! so happy for them, Tamyra is an amazing singer so the baby is gonna have quite the set of pipes too!

Judy Smith on

congrats, what a handsome couple, looks like baby is gonna be a cute one. blessings abundant

Carla on

Congratulations! (Her husband reminds me of someone..just can’t think of who.)

Nichole on

Congrats to the parents-to-be. Such a delightful family they will be. Tamyra is an exceptional singer and I too hope she gets more albums out!

ashley on

Go Tamara and Sam
Ill bet this baby will be beautiful look at his parents Enjoy the whole Journey

Yolanda on

Congratulations to tamyra and her husband, just relax and enjoy your pregnancy it is a beautiful thing.

Jack on

Congratulations! (Her husband reminds me of someone..just can’t think of who.)

– Carla on March 24th, 2010

Are you thinking of Moby? haha

kristen on

Carla, I think he looks like a bald Kid Rock?

Andie on

That’s fantastic. Wish her all the best.

KLP0305 on

I will never forget you from Season 1. You were absolutely amazing and when you sang “A House is Not a Home” (I think that was the title) I got cold chills. Beyond amazing!..Your baby is going to be so blessed to hear that gorgeous voice, singing him/her to sleep… What a lucky baby. Congratulations.

Crystal on

I think he looks like Woody Harrelson. CONGRATULATIONS!! I had no idea she was even dating much less married. That baby is sure to be BEAUTIFUL!! I just watched “Rachel Getting Married” yesterday. ♥ that movie. Tamyra plays the sister of the groom and sings in it and of course she is AMAZING!! πŸ™‚

roch20 on

Beautiful couple, congratulations to both and good luck with your new parenthood life!



Micaiahty on

When he was in color me badd he had curly hair like Kenny G, i always liked him in that group….

Diane on

Loved her on American idol. What a voice!! Blessings to them both on the upcoming birth of their first child.

Luna on

Yay! Good luck to them.

Kristy on

I didn’t know she was married to Sam Watters! His mom was my junior high band teacher and his sister was BFF’s with one of my good friends. We all had a crush on him when he was in Color Me Badd! πŸ™‚

ellen on

Congratulations! Wish you both a healthy, happy baby. Loved her on Idol and Boston Public (I miss that show!) that was good t.v. Loved Color Me Badd too didn’t know she was married to him but hope they have a long happy marriage and a blissful parenthood.

Althea on

I guess her husband followed the lyrics of his early 90s hit, I Want To Sex You Up!

TooSweet on

Congrats on doing it right. Married then kids. Right on! πŸ™‚

Lotus on

Oh wow! I can’t believe she married the dude from Color Me Badd who looked like Larry from the 3 Stooges!!!!!!

But anyways, congrats to them both!

lol on

OMG Dude from Color me bad? how funny.

lol on

Althea, now that song is gonna be stuck in my head for the rest of the day. LoL

amber on

“Tick tock you don’t stop…”


Janet on

Congratulations!! I see that Sam cut off the curly hair! That guy is hilarious! I remember kinda meeting him at a 98 degrees concert and he totally denied that he was Sam Watters from CMB. hahah

Chi Chi on

Every time I hear that song I think of Beavis and Butthead. They were singing the, “ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh” part. Hilarious.

Congrats to the happy couple!

Rye on

Wow, totally reminds me of a bald Kid Rock! I am sooooooooo glad someone else mentioned that first because I was staring at him thinking, “Who does this guy look like?!” for like 2 minutes before I read the comments and thankfully someone said it and I was all, “THAT’S IT!”

How funny that he was in CMD. Sooooooooo old school! I don’t know why but I am guessing a girl for them.

m-dot on

I knew I knew him from somewhere! I used to LOVE Color Me Badd! Good looking couple, congrats to them.

Angelina2 on

Congratulations! (Her husband reminds me of someone..just can’t think of who.)

– Carla on March 24th, 2010

Are you thinking of Moby? haha

– Jack on March 24th, 2010

or Boy George?

onewisetom on

somewhere over the rainbow, the best rendition I have ever heard.

Sharrona Johnson on

Congratulation! Your baby will be born in my birth month so you will have a lovely and patient child.