Biography - Lauren Alaina

Last Modified: 9th Sep, 2023
Lauren Alaina
Nick Name
Best Known For
American Idol (TV competition)
Net Worth
$800.00k Under Review
$ Under Review
Social Media Presence
Personal Detail
Birth Name / Full Name
Lauren Alaina Kristine Suddeth N/A
Born on
November 8, 1994 (age 29)
Female N/A
Sexual Orientation
Marital Status
Single N/A
Married Date
J.J. Suddeth
J.J. Suddeth
Kristy Suddeth
Kristy Suddeth
Alexander Hopkins
2012 to 2019
Alexander Hopkins
2012 to 2019
John Crist
May 2019 to September 2019
Tyler Suddeth
Tyler Suddeth
Body Measurement
Hair Color
Blonde N/A
Eye Color
Blue N/A
Shoe Size
8 US N/A
Bicep Size
inch N/A
Chest Size
inch N/A
Waist Size
Dress Size
6 US N/A
Bust Size
Waist Size
Hip Size
Bra Size
Cup Size
Social Media Presence

Who is Lauren Alaina?

Lauren Alaina is a singer, songwriter, actress by profession, and American by nationality. She was the runner-up in season 10 of American Idol and has gone on to release numerous studio albums and singles.

Lauren Alaina – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Lauren Alaina’s birth took place on November 8, 1994, in Rossville, Georgia, USA. She was born as Lauren Alaina Kristine Suddeth to mother Kristy Suddeth and father J.J. Suddeth, a process technician. She is not the only child of her parents and has a sibling, a brother named Tyler Suddeth.

At age 8, the budding singer began to sing competitively and won the Southern Stars Pageant. In her teens, she traveled to Orlando, Florida to compete in the American Model and Talent Competition and in 2009 won the WinniSTAR youth talent contest. Alaina also performed at festivals and local bars.

Young Lauren Alaina (Source: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, she attended Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School, where she was a cheerleader. Growing up, Lauren Alaina loved to sing. She began to sing at the age of 3 and sang in church, restaurants, and family holiday gatherings. 

Her ethnicity is Caucasian.

Lauren Alaina – Boyfriend, Husband, Children

Lauren Alaina began dating Alexander Hopkins in 2012. After years of a romantic relationship, she got engaged to her high school boyfriend in July 2018. But after 6 years she announced in January 2019 that they had split.

Alaina went on to date comedian John Crist. But their brief affair lasted from May to September 2019. She has yet to marry, take a husband, and have children.

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Lauren Alaina, John Crist (Source: Instagram)

Lauren Alaina – Career

Early Career

She worked several odd jobs including as a CeCe's Pizza waitress while trying to make it as a single. Already an experienced singer, Lauren Alaina competed in season 10 of American Idol and finished as the runner-up of the year in 2011 while Scotty McCreery won the title. 

Soon after she was signed to Interscope Records, Mercury Nashville, and 19 Recordings, and her single Like My Mother Does was released. The song went on to reach number 36 on Billboard Hot Country Songs and 20 on the Hot 100.

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Career takes off

Lauren Alaina’s debut album Wildflower was released on October 2011 followed by the studio album Road Less Traveled in January 2017. She has also released compilation albums American Idol Season 10: Lauren Alaina (May 2011), Extended Plays American Idol Season 10 Highlights: Lauren Alaina (June 2011), and Lauren Alaina (October 2015).

Lauren Alaina, Gleb Savchenko in Dancing with the Stars (Source: Getty Images)


Lauren Alaina has worked with fellow musicians Kane Brown, Meghan Trainor, Jesse Frasure, Cole Swindell, and Jason Aldean.

She partnered up with professional dancer Gleb Savchenko in season 28 of Dancing with the Stars

Lauren Alaina – Awards, Nominations

Alaina has been nominated for 2 Teen Choice Awards, 7 CMT Music Awards, American Country Awards, 2 CMA Awards, and Billboard Music Awards, to name a few. Among all the nominations, she has won American Country Awards (2012), CMT Music Awards  (2017, 2018), ACM Awards  (2018), CMA Awards (2019), etc.

Also read: Maddie Marlow - Singer of Maddie & Tae 

Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreery in the season finale of American Idol (Source: Country Fancast)

Lauren Alaina – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth is estimated to be around $800k while her annual salary is yet to be updated.

Lauren Alaina – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Lauren Alaina is active on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook with thousands of followers. She also has an official website- and a Vevo YouTube channel with thousands of subscribers.

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