New ‘Idol' Judge Kara DioGuardi Engaged

There’s big news over at “American Idol” – not only is the show’s eighth season premiering on Tuesday night, but new judge Kara DioGuardi is engaged!

DioGuardi’s boyfriend, Mike McCuddy, popped the question on December 8, a rep for DioGuardi told People.

VIEW THE PHOTOS: Former ‘American Idols’

So while wedding bells will soon be in the air, the newest member of the “Idol” family is remaining focused on her work.

“No wedding date has been planned,” the rep added.

VIEW THE PHOTOS: ‘Straight Up’ Photos Of Paula Abdul!

DioGuardi, 38, and McCuddy, a 34-year-old school teacher-turned-general contractor who has a son from a previous relationship, were on vacation in Mexico when McCuddy proposed.

DioGuardi, who will make her “American Idol” debut on Tuesday night, previously told Access Hollywood that fans could expect to see her as an ally to fellow female judge Paula Abdul.

“There’s a little girl power going on,” she said. “[Paula and I] kind of side against the guys.”

Related Content from
VIEW THE PHOTOS: Anything But Dreadful! Hot Shots Of Simon Cowell!
PLAY IT NOW: Kara DioGuardi Talks ‘American Idol’
PLAY IT NOW: Dish Of Salt: American ‘Idol’ Stars’ Holiday Concert

MORE ACCESS ON THESE TOPICS: American Idol - Couples - Weddings

Copyright NBCAH - Access Hollywood
Contact Us