Poor lil Davey. As if competing on “Idol” in front of the entire nation weren’t enough, it turns out that he has one Dina Lohan-level stage parent to contend with. Naomi Judd was on the Today show yesterday and confirmed all the rumors that David Archuleta’s dad Jeff is a nightmare.
Naomi was a judge on “Star Seach” back in 2003-2004, when little David was on the show. In the clip above (around 3:40), she confirms that the show had to put security on Jeff because he was — how do you say? — totally bonkers. Like, Gypsy-Rose-Lee’s-momma kind of bonkers. There have been rumors for months about the old “Star Search” incidents — and Naomi finally confirmed them. She even took a moment on live TV to ask the man to “leave [David] alone,” calling him “the worst stage dad.”
And thanks to “Idol” blogger Rickey for bringing our attention to this, um, slightly disturbing revelation.