‘American Idol’ judge to wed Mainer

Posted Jan. 15, 2009, at 11:23 a.m.

According to published reports, new American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi is engaged to former Orono High School art teacher Michael McCuddy.

The 34-year-old Maine native, who now is a general contractor, asked DioGuardi, 38, to marry him on Dec. 8 while the two were vacationing in Mexico, according to E! Online. The news was reported Tuesday, the same day DioGuardi appeared for the first time on the Fox talent show. No wedding date has been announced.