American Idol’s Anthony Fedorov Engaged, Expecting First Baby

Congratulations to Anthony Fedorov, who revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that he is engaged and expecting his first baby.

The American Idol season 4 alum proposed to his girlfriend, actress Jennifer Paz (Miss Saigon, Les Miserables) on Christmas Day while the couple were staying with his family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

“We’ve talked about getting married but she wasn’t expecting me to ask her, especially at Christmas.” Anthony told Jennifer that she needed to dress up for a photo shoot with his family.

Here’s how it all went down on Christmas morning:

Paz came downstairs to join the family and was serenaded by Fedorov, who sang “Ekow Ang Lahat Sa Akin,” her favorite song in her native language, Tagalog. “At the end of the song I got down on one knee and took her hand. I reached for the ring, which was in my back pocket, and the box was stuck and wouldn’t come out. Jen had no idea what was happening — she told me later she thought I was scratching my butt.” Fedorov finally got the ring out and popped the question. “She said, ‘Da,’ which is ‘yes’ in Russian,” says the Ukranian-born singer. There was a further surprise for Paz. Her family in San Diego and her best friend in Seatte had been watching the whole event unfold via Facetime on an iPad and an iPhone. “That’s how our families met for the first time,” laughs Fedorov. “Technology is a wonderful thing.”

More great news: Anthony and Jennifer are expecting their first child in early April.

“We’re both so happy and overjoyed,” says Anthony. “Looking at the ultrasound is a miracle. I feel like I was put on this planet to be a dad. I want to teach our son great values, instill love and raise him the best way we can.”

Congrats to the happy couple!

To read about Anthony’s latest project as lead singer of the Chicago-based band, 7th Heaven, Click this link!

Via The Hollywood Reporter

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  • Kariann Hart

    I mentioned that Anthony is the lead singer of a new band – 7th Heaven. Well, now Anthony and fiancée Jennifer Paz are expecting a baby boy this April. I am so happy for him! CONGRATULATIONS! He’ll be joining Kris Allen as becoming a new Daddy!

  • girlygirltoo

    It’s an Idol baby boom! Brooke White recently had a baby, and Danny, Kris and now Anthony will become fathers this year. Anyone else? :)

    Congrats to Anthony and his fiancee.

  • Niall

    Congratulations to Anthony. Wow, 2013 is shaping up to be a big year for American Idol weddings and babies. We’ve got Anthony’s wedding and baby, Diana marrying Ace in June, Kris and Katy’s baby, Kelly Clarkson’s wedding…great news all around.

    I always liked Anthony and i’m happy things have fallen into place for him.

  • ZsusK

    Yay for Idol babies!! I can’t say I was a fan of his singing, but I always had a soft spot for Anthony during his season. He was surrounded by these macho/thug types…. Constantine, Bo, Scott Savol. He always seemed kind of young and shy to me compared to them. Best wishes for the couple!

  • shell29

    Congrats to Anthony and his fiancee!

  • Kariann Hart

    I’ve realized that I have developed a fondness for so many of the American Idol alumni.  I want them to be happy and successful.  Plus, I can actually remember all of them.  Please don’t quiz me on alumni from The Voice or the X-Factor.  This ability to like these folks so much is what makes Idol stand out!

    Remember when Anthony was being sent home and Carrie was crying and said, “I love you”.  That was special!!

  • Tess

    Thanks, Kariann for putting into words what I feel the difference between watching The Voice, X-Factor, and Idol.  It is all about an attachment to the contestants built upon familiarity.  Even before I became a fan of the internet I felt that I grew to “know” these people on the show and became invested in them.  I have none of that with the other shows.

  • Miz

    Congrats to Anthony and his fiance. What a sweet proposal.

    I have to admit, while I remember his name, I don’t remember a single thing about him. Even seeing the picture of him at HWR, I drew a blank.

  • Ronnie D

    So did she get pregnant first, before he asked her to marry him?

  • SIGirl

    Do the math.  She is due in April.

  • SIGirl

    His American Idol performances are all on

  • SIGirl
  • Ronnie D

     Ah I see. She got pregnant before they decided to get married.

    “I want to teach our son great values.” Riiiight.

  • suenigma

    To each their own, but I think that two adults can have sex outside the bounds of marriage and still have excellent values. Congrats Anthony, on your new career AND your new family.

    ETA: Wow, they are such a nice looking couple, and look so happy together.

  • Miz

    THanks. I’ll have to go watch. I feel bad that I don’t remember everyone from all seasons.

  • Miz

    Hey, it happens. Not going to judge them.

  • Loretta

    Congratulations to Anthony and Jennifer.  

  • Niall

    They obviously love each other.

    Both are self supporting adults.

    Neither parent was married to someone else when the pregnancy happened.

    Their baby is clearly loved and wanted.

    They are going to raise their son together, as a family.

    As much as I lurve to snark, I got nothing here.

  • SIGirl

    Would you rather they aborted the baby ?   Yes, I am sure they’ll teach him great values.

  • Larc

    Maybe the baby will be extremely premature.  ;)

  • CFIdolsfan

    Don’t recall the exact dates, but Chris Sligh and Jason Castro have become daddies within the past 2 years or so. An Idol baby boom, indeed.

  • CFIdolsfan

    I’m with you, Kariann. I pretty much know every top 10, and a few from top 15, of the Idols, from season 4 on. One, Seth Rollins, who auditioned in season 9 and was in the top 50, is from my city, and I spoke to him over the phone once.:-). The only Idol to date I have met and spoken to in person is Phil Stacey. I only remember Melanie Amaro from X Factor (I think? lol) because my mother-in-law recognized her from her parents’ church.

  • wordnerdarchie

     And don’t forget Carly Smithson from Season 7 – she had a baby in 2012 also.

  • CFIdolsfan

    Thanks, wordnerdarchie. I knew there was someone else and just did not remember Carly. I was also remembering Bo Bice having had his 4th child, but how recent that was, I don’t recall.

  • Loretta

    Isn’t Constantine also a new dad or going to be a new dad?

  • Jonins

    Late here. Just saw this and happy to know that Anthony is marrying a Filipina! Hmm… Filipinos really love Idols! LOL

    It seems our local media here hasn’t catch the news yet. Maybe because Anthony is not popular here as other Idols. But then, they love to report news that some celebrity (whether popular or not) is marrying a Filipina.

    Congratulations to the couple. Mabuhay!

  • SIGirl

    Constantine Maroulis’s daughter just turned 2 years old.

  • durbesque

    It’s heartwarming to see all the Idols going forth and populating the world.  Mustn’t let the human species go extinct.

  • SIGirl

    Just think, in 20 yrs, if Idol is still around, all these babies will be going for the golden ticket.  With all those musical genes, how could they not ? :)

  • CSFan

    Can you imagine a reboot of American Idol in 20 years that features one of the Bice kids, Malena Maroulis, Baby boy Fedorov,  Baby Allen, Brooke’s daughter, a Diana-Ace offspring, etc, etc?  Probably won’t happen but I can’t imagine that none of the AI kiddos will pursue a music career.

    I agree that I feel much more attached to AI contestants than other competition shows. I remember them, even the ones I didn’t like or vote for and I enjoy seeing them thrive personally and professionally.

    Congrats to Anthony and Jennifer!!

  • justhoo1

    Congratulations to Anthony and Jennifer.  Justin Guarini and his wife are expecting baby boy number 2 in February. He posted a picture on Twitter.

  • Kariann Hart

    I have CDs and DVDs of Anthony, and looking at my avatar, I can see he lost his adolescent looks.  Time goes by quickly…much too quickly.  Justin, too?  Great!

  • Michael Bishop

    Ok, I’m going to sound VERY old fashioned here, and this comment is not toward Anthony and his fiancee, or to be honest anyone in particular- it’s more of a general statement:  Does ANYONE get married first before having children?  That would be a nice change of pace.

  • waitingforthe1

    Ah I see. She got pregnant before they decided to get married. “I want to teach our son great values.” Riiiight.

    it’s not 1940 anymore. 

  • Kariann Hart

    Does ANYONE get married first before having children? That would be a nice change of pace.

    You didn’t say celebrity, but my daughters went to college, got married, bought a house, and had their first babies.  For them, it was the perfect way to go. 

  • girlygirltoo

    Not that it matters one way or the other to me, but I would guess that most people still get married before having kids. Even celebs. For instance, Kris Allen & his wife, who are expecting their first child, have been married for more than 4 years. 

    Another example: Jay-Z & Beyonce had been married for a couple of years before they had their baby.

    So yeah, it still happens. :)