September 03, 2015 | Updated at 12:28 PM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

'American Idol' Amber Holcomb Pregnant With First Child; Gets Backlash on Twitter & Facebook [VIDEO]

Former American Idol contestant Amber Holcomb announced her pregnancy via Facebook on Saturday but didn't receive a positive reaction from some.

By Adriana Hille, EnStars on Aug 06, 2013 02:55 PM EDT
facebook tweet this pin it plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
Amber Holcomb
Contestant Amber Holcomb poses at the party for the finalists of the television show "American Idol" in Los Angeles, Calif. (March 7, 2013) (Photo : Reuters)

Former American Idol contestant Amber Holcomb announced her pregnancy via Facebook on Aug. 3, but she didn't receive a positive reaction from many users of the social media site.

She uploaded a sonogram photo with the caption, "1+1=3?" and tagged her boyfriend, Lamar D. Denson. Upon posting the news, the 19-year-old received some backlash from fans who said they were "disappointed" and accused her of not caring about her career.

"IM HAPPY..THATS ALL THAT MATTERS..IN THE END ITS GONNA BE ME AND MY CHILD AND WHOEVER ELSE WANTS TO BE THERE FOR US. I DIDNT ASK FOR THIS BUT I CONSIDER IT A BLESSING," Holcomb wrote in her defense on Facebook.

The negativity also continued on Twitter, with users tweeting their displeasure about the singer's pregnancy. Holcomb addressed the criticism with some scathing remarks.

"First off. You don't know what the f--k you talking bout. Lamar has a job and buys his own s--t...and secondly my career is not over honey. I have talent which will NEVER GO AWAY. You need a life..GTF!..don't worry bout me. Ima be good," she wrote.

Holcomb appeared on American Idol during season 12 and made it to the top four, along with Candice Glover, Angie Miller and Kree Harrison. The young singer received a memorable standing ovation from all four judges -- Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson and Keith Urban -- after she performed Barbra Streisand's 1974 hit What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life? in April. She was eventually voted off the show in May.

"I mean, all of us go to American Idol wanting to be the next American Idol so it's kind of bittersweet. But at the same time, I have more time to work on me and focus more on me instead of the competition. I feel like it's an advantage and a disadvantage at the same time," she told USA Today after she was voted off. 

Holcomb is currently on the road for the American Idol Live tour with the rest of season 12's Top 12 contestants.



© 2015 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Tagged :   American Idol
facebook tweet this pin it plus
Contribute to this Story send us a tip send us a tip send us a tip
Sign Up for Newsletters

Around The Web

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Bea Miller & Nathan Sykes

Round 3 For Our Song of Summer 2015 Tourney Is Live!

The elite eight have been selected, but which will make it into the final four? You decide!

Donnie Wahlberg & Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy & Donnie Wahlberg Deal With A Big Crisis On 'Donnie Loves Jenny'

The couple's plans for Evan's birthday go seriously wrong

Big Brother

Are Steve & John Flipping Tonight's 'Big Brother' Eviction Vote?

Who will be evicted tonight, Meg or Julia?

Big Brother

James, John & Meg Hear Shouter Outside The 'Big Brother' House, Possibly Game-Changing?

Is there still hope for Meg to stay in the 'Big Brother' house?

'SIster Wives'

Are Janelle, Meri & Christine Faking Happiness On 'Sister Wives?'

Fans are alleging that Kody's first three wives aren't as happy as they act about Robyn's pregnancy

Bea Miller & Nathan Sykes

Round 3 For Our Song of Summer 2015 Tourney Is Live!

The elite eight have been selected, but which will make it into the final four? You decide!

Lil Scrappy

Lil Scrappy Reads Erica Dixon To Filth In Part 2 Of 'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta' Reunion

Lil Scrappy reaches his breaking point and lets it all out against Erica Dixon in a first look of the second part of the 'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta' reunion special.

Kim Kardashian

Did Kim Kardashian Have The Worst Look Of The Night?

Kim Kardashian criticized for her maternity dress at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.

Willie Nelson

Publication Claims Willie Nelson Has Passed At 81 During Death Hoax

When a publication falsely reported that Willie Nelson had died at age 81, the truth came out that it was incorrect.

Mimi Faust

'LHHATL' Shocker: Mimi Faust Throws In Towel On Joseline Hernandez Feud, How Does She Respond?

Mimi Faust is over her major beef with Joseline Hernandez, but is Hernandez just as willing to stop the feud?

Matt Bomer Simon Halls

Matt Bomer & Simon Halls To Be Honorees At Award Ceremony For Their Advocacy & Contributions

Matt Bomer and his husband, Simon Halls, are taking their activist skills to a special new level.

Leah Messer & Twins

Leah Messer's Alleged Boyfriend T.R. Dues Says Their Relationship Isn't Romantic

Leah Messer's alleged boyfriend claimed in a new interview that their relationship is not romantic.

Mark Harmon

Will Viewers Be Thrown By Gibbs' Behavior On 'NCIS' This Season?

Gibbs will apparently change quite a bit, but it will be gradual and subtle.

Jamie Dornan

Is Jamie Dornan's Wife Amelia Warner Fed Up With His Antics?

Jamie Dornan has been reportedly flirting with the locals in Prague, despite the fact that he is married.

'SIster Wives'

Are Janelle, Meri & Christine Faking Happiness On 'Sister Wives?'

Fans are alleging that Kody's first three wives aren't as happy as they act about Robyn's pregnancy

Latest News

5 Seconds of Summer

5 Seconds of Summer Ecstatic Over First Live Performance Of 'Jet Black Heart'

5 Seconds of Summer surprised fans at the second show in Wantagh with the very first performance of 'Jet Black Heart' and it was everything!

Piers Morgan

Enstars Rundown: Piers Morgan Shares Thoughts On Hillary's Electability, Tom Brady Skates & More Daily News

A noted British blowhard (who can't hack it in the U.S.) has some thoughts about Hillary's electability, the Patriots' QB got some good news about his deflategate appeal today, and a whole lot more.

Dancing With the Stars

Derek Hough Talks Why He Already 'Loves' New 'DWTS' Partner Bindi Irwin

Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough could be an unstoppable force on 'Dancing With the Stars' next season.

Hayden has a surprising memory about the past on the September 3, 2015 episode of 'General Hospital'

Hayden Remembers Something About Jake On 'General Hospital'

Her memory will be triggered, leading her to ask some tough questions

Sharon Case & Steve Burton

Will Victor Be Able To Keep Gabriel/Adam From His Grandson On 'Young and the Restless'?

There is so much family drama unfolding on 'The Young and the Restless' right now, involving lots of lies and threats.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

'Key & Peele' Takes On Neil deGrasse Tyson In Hilarious Parody

Watch 'Key & Peele's perfect parody of Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen

Tom Brady Beats Suspension As Source Denies Gisele Bundchen Divorce Rumors

Are Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen headed for a split?

Tamar Braxton

Did Towanda Braxton Throw Shade At Tamar Braxton Joining 'Dancing With The Stars'? 'Just Dirty'

If speculation is true, Towanda Braxton is feeling a way about Tamar Braxton being a new addition to the 21st season of 'Dancing With The Stars.'

Brooke confides in Thomas with Ridge's secret on th September 3, 2015 episode of 'The Bold and the Beautiful'

Brooke Tells Thomas The Truth About Ridge & Caroline's Break-Up On 'The Bold and the Beautiful'

She will let him know why his father really ended things with Caroline

Real Time Analytics