Facts of Clayton Holmes Grissom
|Full Name:||Clayton Holmes Grissom|
|Age:||40 years 8 months|
|Birth Date:||November 30, 1978|
|Birth Place:||Raleigh, North Carolina|
|Father's Name:||Vernon Grissom|
|Mother's Name:||Faye Parker|
|Education:||Raleigh's Leesville Road High School, Campbell University, University of North Carolina|
|Height / How tall? :||6 feet 2 inches (1.88m)|
|Net Worth:||$7 million|
|Hair Color:||Light Brown|
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Clay Aiken is a singer, TV personality, politician, activist, and author too. His fame started from the show American Idol. He was married once and also have a son. But now Clay has opened himself as a Gay and is single.
Clay Aiken – Bio, Parents, Age (40 Years)
Clay Aiken was born on Nov 30, 1978, in Raleigh, North Carolina. His birth name is Clayton Holmes Grissom. He the son of Faye Parker (mother) and Vernon Grissom (father). His nationality is American but ethnicity is unknown.
Clay used to sing from an early age for the Raleigh Boychoir, school choirs, church choir, and local theatre productions. He has studied in Raleigh’s Leesville Road High School and Campbell University. Then he attended before the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for further studies.
Clay Aiken is a talented personality. He is now 40 years old has contributed his talents in many areas like service, singing, acting, politics, and books too.
Clay Aiken – Singing and Other, Net Worth ($7 M)
Clay Aiken is a religious man. He believes in service that’s why from his teenage only, he started to work for a Christian group known as YMCA in 1995. He also used to work as substitute teacher to students who are suffering from autism at Brentwood Elementary School. About being a God believer, Clay quoted,
“I’m religious. I think this is something God had planned for me.”
Clay Aiken as a singer was shined in popular singing show American Idol (2003). With his singing talents, he was able to become a runner up. After that, clay has released lots of albums and sung many songs. Some of the albums are Measure of a Man (2003-04), in 2004–06 Merry Christmas With Love, Tried and True (2009-2011). In 2012 Clay released Steadfast and it at no 120 on the Billboard 200 chart list.
For singing, Clay has also won lots of awards. They are Fan’s Choice Award (2003), Best Selling Single (2003), Best Selling Christian Album (2005), Outstanding Yule CD (2005), and more
His fame as a singer, led him in featuring in many TV shows. The roles were small but important. He appeared in shows such as on Saturday Night Live, Dancing With the Stars, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, Drop Dead Diva, The Office, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, etc. Clay has also done theater programmes like The Drowsy Chaperone and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Clay also involved himself in politics. In 2014 elections, he has served the Democratic Party. Being a Gay, Clay also supports the Gay and LGBT community and raises voice against any discrimination. He was also the written of the book called Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life
With help from all his professions, Clay has collected a decent earning. As sources have calculated, he has a net worth of $7 million.
Clay Aiken – Body Measurements
Clay Aiken has a height of 185 cm and weight is 62 kg. His hair is short in light brown color, eyes are in green color, and skin has a fair complexion. Clay doesn’t have any tattoo on his body yet.
Clay Aiken – Being Gay, Son, Partners
Clay Aiken once had a beautiful partner Jaymes Foster back in 2003. Though they were never married but were in a loving relationship. Jaymes is a record producer and this couple met each other in American Idol (2003). They together have a child named Parker Foster Aiken (Aug 8, 2008). Clay welcomed the baby with a post as,
“The little man is healthy, happy, and as loud as his daddy, Mama Jaymes is doing quite well also.”
But this couple is no longer together. The shocking news came in Sep 2008, when Clay announced himself as a gay to a magazine. He said,
“It was the first decision I made as a father, I cannot raise a child to lie or to hide things. I wasn’t raised that way, and I’m not going to raise a child to do that.”
Since that announcement, Clay was seen dating with other men. As per the sources, he was linked with Jeff Walters from 2010 to 2011. He then dated Reed Kelly (2008 – 2010). Clay’s other love was with Devin Finn in 2010 but their separation date is not disclosed. At present, Clay is considered as single.
Clay Aiken – Social Media
Clay Aiken is related to several profession. But whatever he does, the public loves him. Their love is shown on social networking sites. Clay has lots of fan followers. His Twitter account has around 242k, Instagram has 183k, and Facebook holds more than 57.1k followers.
Reference: Wikipedia, IMDb, Clay Aiken