Former Idol Star Paris Bennett Is Pregnant

06/30/2008 at 07:05 PM EDT

Former Idol Star Paris Bennett Is Pregnant
Paris Bennett
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American Idol's "Princess P" is going to be a proud parent, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Paris Bennett, 19, the Idol singer who was an early favorite – and an early ejection – in the show's fifth season in 2006, is expecting her first child, the Minneapolis StarTribue reports.

The Rockford, Ill., native's mother, Jamecia Bennett, told the paper that the father "chooses not to be in the public eye." She added that Paris "has a ring" and is expecting to have a baby shower in August

Paris Bennett released her debut album, Princess P in 2007. News of the singer's pregnancy was first noted by
Michael Y. Park

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