It’s been confirmed. Paris Bennett is engaged, and as the blog-o-sphere was speculating this week, she is indeed expecting her first child. A girl she will name Egypt, is due in October. Congratulations Paris. From her Official Street Team’s My Space:
There’s been a heavy gossip about Paris after the AARP concert pics, and I’m happy to tell you that Paris verified that she is pregnant and engaged. HUGE congratulations!! This is what she said in her own words:
well I was goin to do a special blog for my fans but yes im engaged and with child a girl and her name will be Egypt… she will be here in october just before the holiday album in november is released and the sophomore album in january!
Paris’s post-Idol career has been a bit of a disappointment. Her first album, released on her Uncle’s independent label had Paris singing second-rate hip-hop. Not surprisingly, it didn’t exactly fly off the shelves. Paris needs to hire a good producer for this next album. Hate to see the girl waste her talent.
ETA: About Paris’s next album:
She has done a holiday album with jazz flavors and is working on a record through Koch Records (Yes, the label that sold oodles of William Hung albums, which I mentioned to Paris but she didnt exactly play off that joke). She is recording a mix of originals and jazz standards (Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan) with some neosoul. Shell tackle …Summertime by Billie Holiday and promises more of a …Billie twist than Fantasia did back in 2004.
Bonus pregnancy news: Carmen Rasmusen of Season 2 is also pregnant. She and her husband are expecting a baby around Christmastime.