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How American Idol's James Durbin Manages Life With Tourette's and Asperger's

How American Idol's James Durbin Manages Life With Tourette's and Asperger's

Originally posted 07/26/2016 06:10PM

When James Durbin was on the 2011 season of American Idol, he stood out for two reasons: his high energy rock performances and the fact that he was living with Tourette Syndrome and Asperger Syndrome.

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James Durbin Welcomes a Daughter

James Durbin Welcomes a Daughter

Originally posted 11/24/2014 12:45PM

The American Idol alum and wife Heidi welcomed their second child, Kinzee Cruz, on Friday

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Second Child on the Way for American Idol Alum James Durbin

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Second Child on the Way for American Idol Alum James Durbin

Originally posted 04/07/2014 01:15PM

The musician and his wife Heidi are expecting their second child in November, his rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively

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James Durbin's Rock 'N Roll Wedding Video

Originally posted 01/09/2012 11:10AM



How did rocker James Durbin celebrate his New Year's Eve wedding?

With lightsabers!

The American Idol alum, 23, (who told PEOPLE the evening was "such a blast!") and his longtime love Heidi Lowe, 31, entered their reception carrying glowing swords, which their 85 guests also waved in the air upon their arrival.

To kick off the ceremony, held in a chapel nestled in a redwood forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California, Durbin sang John Mayer's "Gravity" before Lowe joined him at the altar.

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Inside James Durbin's New Year's Eve Wedding | James Durbin

James Durbin Ties the Knot on New Year's Eve

Originally posted 12/31/2011 09:35PM

James Durbin sure knows how to kick off a new year.

The rocker and American Idol alum wed longtime love Heidi Lowe on New Year's Eve, Durbin's rep confirms. The couple made it official in front of 85 guests – including their 2-year-old son, Hunter, who served as ring bearer – in a chapel at the edge of a redwood forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

"We are so in love and happy that we got to share our special day with our closest family and friends,” the couple tells PEOPLE exclusively.

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Idol's James Durbin Planning the Opposite of a Lavish Hollywood Wedding | James Durbin

James Durbin Planning the Opposite of a Lavish Hollywood Wedding

Originally posted 11/07/2011 10:00AM

Fame hasn't gone to James Durbin's head, if his wedding plans are any indication.

"I'm so, so in love. It's going to be a very small wedding. We're only inviting about 85 people," the American Idol alumnus, 22, says of his upcoming nuptials to fiancée Heidi Lowe, set for later this year.

The humble rocker adds: "We're going cheap. We're not doing a full-on Hollywood lavish wedding. We're getting married in the boondock mountains at a community hall. We rented out a tiny tiny little chapel, all exposed red wood. It's nothing super fancy."

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American Idol's James Durbin: Now I Can Plan My Wedding | James Durbin

American Idol

James Durbin: Now I Can Plan My Wedding

Originally posted 05/16/2011 11:40AM

His American Idol journey is over – which means hard-rocking singer James Durbin can finally turn his attention to something even more important: his wedding to girlfriend Heidi.

Admitting that he was "blindsided" by his fourth-place elimination on Thursday night, Durbin says he was quickly reassured by Heidi, with whom he has a toddler son, Hunter.

"She said she loves me to death and it's all that really matters," says Durbin, 22. "Looking back, I auditioned because we couldn't afford diapers – and I don't think have to worry about affording diapers now."

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Rock on! James Durbin's Best Idol Moments | James Durbin

Rock on! James Durbin's Best Idol Moments

Originally posted 05/13/2011 11:55AM

He wanted to give metal a chance – and he did! Watch the rock star-to-be in action

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Rock on! James Durbin's Best Moments | James Durbin

Rock on! James Durbin's Best Moments

Originally posted 05/13/2011 11:55AM

He wanted to give metal a chance – and he did! Watch the rock star-to-be in action

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American Idol Reveals Top Three!

American Idol

American Idol Reveals Top Three!

Originally posted 05/13/2011 08:45AM

Ryan Seacrest put Wednesday night's vote at 72 million, the highest ever for a top four – a quartet on the cusp of being reduced to a trio who'll be celebrated by their hometowns on next week's show.

It turned out that Randy Jackson's recent prediction was inaccurate: James, the high-decibel rocker with the highly emotional back-story, was eliminated after being in the bottom two with country guy Scotty.

"I worked so damn hard to get here and, God, I was really hoping to get there," James said, his voice shaking with tears while Jennifer Lopez cried from the panel. "I did so much stuff that's never been done on this show before ... In my eyes, in my mind ... I did what I came here to do, and that was to give metal a chance!"

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