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Clay Aiken

Clay AikenAKA Clayton Holmes Aiken

Born: 30-Nov-1978
Birthplace: Raleigh, NC

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Singer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: American Idol


[1] Clay Aiken has asserted on several occasions that he is straight (Rolling Stone, June 2003). In the National Enquirer (26th January 2006), former U.S. Army Green Beret John Paulus, age 38, claims to have met Aiken in an Internet chat room and had unprotected sex with him on 24th December 2005, in a North Carolina hotel room. In a Monica Lewinsky turn-of-events, Paulus claimed to have Aiken's "DNA sample" on a washcloth. Paulus later issued a carefully worded retraction to his story. In 2008, following the birth of a child through a surrogate, Aiken came out to People magazine, the headline in large type on the cover reading, "Yes, I'm Gay."

Father: Vernon Grissom (birth father, auto parts salesman, d. 27-Feb-2004)
Father: Ray Parker (stepfather, d. Jul-2002)
Mother: Faye Aiken
Girlfriend: Jaymes Foster (surrogate, one son through in vitro fertilization)
Son: Parker Foster Aiken (b. 8-Aug-2008 via Foster)

    High School: Leesville Road High School, Raleigh, NC
    University: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    Teacher: Brentwood Elementary School

    UNICEF National Ambassador
    Young Men's Christian Association camp counselor

    TELEVISION
    American Idol

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Clay Aiken

Author of books:
Learning To Sing: Hearing The Music In Your Life (2004)


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