'American Idol' alum Justin Guarini becomes a dad
Justin Guarini, who came in second place to Kelly Clarkson during the first season of "American Idol," is now the father of a baby boy.
The singer and his wife Reina Capodici welcomed a son named William Neko Bell Guarini on Tuesday, Guarini's representative, Jeff Ballard, confirmed to OnTheRedCarpet.com.
This is the first child for Guarini, 32, and second for Capodici, who has a six-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.
Guarini lost to Kelly Clarkson on FOX's hit singing contest show. They later starred together in the 2003 movie "From Justin to Kelly." After his run on "American Idol," Guarini released two albums and worked as a guest host for the TV Guide Network.
Guarini and Capodici wed in 2009. According to People, the two first met in junior high school and later reconnected in 2007.
"Quite a polite fellow for waiting until late Monday, early Tuesday to make his entrance," Guarini told People magazine on Tuesday. "With a full head of curly brown hair, wide open and alert eyes he came charging into the world."
He added, "Reina is doing wonderfully and should be given a medal for going 10 months and 1 week with child."
Recently the singer joined the cast of the Broadway musical "American Idiot," which is based on the songs of rock band Green Day. The show ended its Broadway run on April 24 after 422 performances.