8 august 2008

So I was talking to Julian about tour and meeting Taylor and stuff and if any of you remember the first time I saw Taylor was in 2008 in my hometown and in June of 2008 we were hit with an incredible flood and it was massive and so much was destroyed…. Well Taylor came and played the first show after the flood and during her performance of change she announced a donation to our Red Cross for $100,000 and every day since August 8, 2008 I’ve told myself I was going to meet her and say thank you for what she did for my community so anyways after that long text post I remembered I had the newspaper article so I thought I’d share

thatkaitykid  asked:

Just throwing this out there but this whole situation reminds me of Clay Aiken the winner of American Idol from a while ago. He was signed with RCA which is owned by Sony (syco is too) and he had a baby. He also came out as gay right after the birth.

On August 8, 2008, Aiken announced, on his personal blog, the birth of his son in North Carolina: “My dear friend, Jaymes, and I are so excited to announce the birth of Parker Foster Aiken.”[23] The child’s mother, Jaymes Foster, is the sister of record producer David Foster, Executive Producer of Aiken’s last three albums on the RCA label. “The little man is healthy, happy, and as loud as his daddy,” Aiken wrote. “Mama Jaymes is doing quite well also.”[24] In his book, Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life, Aiken said, “It’s a Southern tradition to be given your first name from your grandmama’s maiden name.”[25] Aiken’s middle name came from his paternal grandmother’s maiden name; he and Foster used the married surnames of their mothers to name their son.

After several years of public speculation, Aiken came out as gay in a September 2008 interview with People magazine.

Ha. Alright. So he had the baby in August and came out in September? Alright alright, that’s an interesting one.

anonymous asked:

Louis mom telling talking to fans about Louis and the baby makes this so uncomfortable. Seriously, babygate has been shady as hell since the beginning but now they are really talking about a kid, there are picture of him, and it's been two weeks since he was born and I don't think this will end soon, but the longer they drag it, the more Louis is 'with the baby' and if they deny it, it's going to be so awkward. Has it ever been a situation like this w other celebrity?

Yes there has, these quotes are directly lifted from Clay Aiken’s Wikipedia page. 

“On August 8, 2008, Aiken announced, on his personal blog, the birth of his son in North Carolina: “My dear friend, Jaymes, and I are so excited to announce the birth of Parker Foster Aiken." The child’s mother, Jaymes Foster, is the sister of record producer David Foster, Executive Producer of Aiken’s last three albums on the RCA label. "The little man is healthy, happy, and as loud as his daddy,” Aiken wrote. “Mama Jaymes is doing quite well also."”

Followed one paragraph later by: 

“After several years of public speculation, Aiken came out as gay in a September 2008 interview with People magazine.”

He had a baby and then came out as gay two months later.