Clay Aiken – A Trustworthy Friend

On Saturday, June 27, 2015, Clay Aiken wrote a touching tribute to his friend, Jerome Bell and his daughter, J’viera Bell.  The article is posted on Clay’s Professional Facebook page and is beautiful.  I hope you will all take a moment to read it.  CLAY’SFACEBOOK

J’viera Bell was probably 9 years old the first time I met her. She was backstage on the Idol tour with her dad, Jerome, who had been assigned to me as security. She was a bit shy then, but over the years I have had the privilege of watching her grow from that shy little girl into a precocious and sarcastic teenager and then a contentious college student and now a mature and sophisticated young woman.
Her dad, Jerome, has been one of the most constant and loyal and trustworthy people I have ever known. He’s been by me for years as not just a colleague and friend, but often as a father figure (something I don’t think he signed up for, but a role he has played with more wisdom and grace than I could have ever imagined) and mentor.
Today, that incredible friend, Jerome, walked that beautiful young woman, J’viera, down the aisle and gave her hand to her groom, Evan Mobley.
I wasn’t able to be there, but I am so proud of both of them, and I probably would have drowned them in tears anyway. I’m so glad to know them and have them both in my life. 
I wish J’viera and her husband a lifetime of joy.
Congratulations J’viera and Evan.
And, congratulations Jerome!

The following are some fun pictures of Jerome!!

Yes, that is Jerome as he supports Clay!


Thank you, Jerome, for being a true friend to Clay and keeping him on a safe path through some difficult times!

And…Congrats to your beautiful daughter!!

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12 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – A Trustworthy Friend

  1. Awwwww what a wonderful post by Clay about Jerome. We kind of miss him too! Wonder what he's doing these days anyway! Congratulations to his daughter on her wedding. I'm sure Clay wishes he could have been there!

  2. What beautiful photos of Jerome and Clay. Congratulations to Jerome's daughter on her wedding! Beautiful post.
    Thanks Martha xo

  3. Clay has such loyal friends! They were there through good times and bad. Jerome has a special place in my heart because of his love for Clay. One could see it in his eyes and the way he protects OMC! My congratulations go out to Jerome, J'viera and Evan! I believe Clay couldn't attend because he has Parker for the summer.

  4. What a wonderful post by Clay to Jerome and his daughter. It is so amazing to watch to watch a young girl grow into a beautiful women on her wedding day. Good luck and lots of happiness to the new couple.
    Thanks Martha

  5. Love Clay's beautifully written post about Jerome and his daughter. Jerome was wonderful with Clay and I always felt Clay would be safe with him around!

    On a different note, not sure why the past few days I stopped receiving the Cann Newsletter in my email. It's the first thing I look for and it hasn't been there. Has anyone else had a problem with this?

  6. isure do love clays beautufly written poast about jermome also and his daughter jerome you were indeed wonderfull with clay and i also had a feeling that clay wold indeed seeing and knowing that clay wold be safe with jerome

  7. That was a lovely post by Clay about Jerome. He truly has been such a wonderful person to Clay. Congratulations to J'viera and her husband.. I'm sure Jerome was filled with such pride and joy.

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