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‘American Idol’ Mortician Kennedy Reid Allegedly Pregnant With Boss’ Child Amid Affair

Kennedy Reid on 'American Idol's Hawaii WeekDisney/Eric McCandless

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American Idol is in full swing this season. Among the contestants this season is 23 year old mortician Kennedy Reid. The singer first took the stage “River Deep – Mountain High” by Ike & Tina Turner and has returned for both the Hollywood and Hawaii rounds of the competition.

Author’s Note: This is a developing story, please see below for the most recent developments in this story.

Kennedy Reid is Allegedly Having Affair With Funeral Director Boss

On April 11, eagle eyed American Idol fans found a post related to Reid on Facebook. Within this post, a woman is claiming that Reid is having an affair with her boss and is even pregnant with his child. Fans quickly shared the Facebook post to Reddit, where it now has 18 upvotes and 40 comments at the time of writing.

The Facebook post, written by a woman claiming to be Reid’s boss’ wife, alleges that her husband, Anthony, had been in an affair with Reid “for close to 4 years.” The woman began the statement explaining that her and her husband Anthony, who has been seen with Reid this season of American Idol, are getting a divorce.

“I signed Kennedy up for Idol and took all her pictures and videos for Idol,” she wrote on Facebook. “I prayed with her, held her hands and told her how amazing she was, not knowing she had been sleeping with my husband the entire time.”


The woman was allegedly “paranoid” about Reid’s relationship with her husband, but Reid reassured her that Anthony was “old enough to be her Dad.” While discussing Anthony and Reid’s relationship, the woman claims that she was told “via her uncle’s brother that she [Reid] was pregnant in November of last year by my husband.”

In addition to her post, the woman shared photos of Anthony on American Idol, including a photo of him during Reid’s audition and in the crowd during the show’s Hawaii Round. The woman finished out her statement asking for prayers at this time for both her and her children, as they “rebuild our lives.”

Reddit User Claiming to Be Kennedy Reid Denies Allegations

Since this article was uploaded, a Reddit user claiming to be Kennedy Reid posted a comment denying affair and pregnancy allegations.

“Hey everyone! Kennedy Reid here! Everything that this woman posted is a complete and utter lie and she is being charged criminally by the state of Indiana for her lies! My boss is my friend and flew to my Hawaii performance for the three hour performance and flew back home the same night,” the user wrote on Reddit. “I also have numerous screenshots and there is a lawsuit being filed for defamation of character. There is absolutely no truth behind this and I have never been pregnant! Thank you.”

Reid has yet to publish an official statement on her verified social media platforms.

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Who is Kennedy Reid?

Following Reid’s audition, she quickly became known as “the mortician” online. Her audition, which currently has over 337,000 views on YouTube, features her discussing her career as a mortician. Reid brought her best friend Jean Ann and her boss Anthony to her audition.

Reid last appeared on American Idol‘s Hawaii round performing “Fancy” by Reba McEntire. American Idol is currently airing on ABC on Sunday and Monday nights.

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