Learn about the married life and children details of American singer Justin Guarini.
Justin Guarini is the runner-up winner of American Idol's first season. Born on 28th October 1978 to parents; Eldrin Bell, a former African American police chief and a chairperson of Georgia's Clayton County Commission, and mother; Kathy Pepino, an Italian-American journalist in Columbus, Georgia, Justin went to Archdiocese of Philadelphia Boys Choir.
Justin, however, was taken care of by his mother and stepfather, Jerry Guarini, a physicist, which is why he didn't take his biological father's surname. Since his childhood days, Justin was always active with his musical activities. He regularly took part in school choirs and was even a part of The Midnight Voices, a capella singing group, from 1996-2000.
Justin Guarini wanted to be a musician more than anything!
Despite attending a musical school and his passion for music, Justin Guarini's music career took a big turn after he auditioned for the foremost American Idol season that premiered in 2002.
Although he didn't win first place in the competition, he won millions of hearts through the show. After finishing his American Idol journey in 2002, the singer landed a significant opportunity to work with RCA and released his first self-titled album the following year.
Besides his first self-titled album, Justin Guarini released other albums, including Stranger Things Have Happened (2005) and Revolve (2008).
Today, Justin seems to have taken a break from his musical career, as he appears to be more focused on working as a host, actor, and theatrical performer. But what about Justin's personal life? Is he married? Let's find out below.
Who Did Justin Guarini Marry?
Justin Guarini married his wife, Reina Capodici. Justin and his wife Reina met in high school, but the pair only started dating in the mid-2000s. The couple tied the knot in 2009 after dating for three years.
Guarini's intimate wedding took place near their Pennsylvania home at a private venue on the Delaware River in front of their close friends and families.
As for Reina's professional career, she is a writer and a tarot reading expert. Mrs. Guarini appears very fond of photographing animals and traveling. The beautiful blonde woman is also quite active on social media, where she usually updates her day-to-day activities.
Justin Guarini shared two children with his wife, Reina Capodici. The couple waited for two years to welcome their first child. Adding colors to their happily married life, Justin and Reina had their first child, a son, on 26th April 2011 and named him William Neko Bell Guarini.
Making it a family of 4, Guarini's wife gave birth to their second son, Asher Orion Guarini, on 25th Feb. 2013.
Besides William and Asher, Justin is also the parent of his stepdaughter, Lola Mae. His wife, Capodici, gave birth to Lola with her ex-boyfriend.
In 2014, Justin Guarini confirmed to news outlets that he was romantically linked with his American Idol co-star and the winner, Kelly Clarkson. The love story of the two began when the two were filming 'From Justin to Kelly,' a romantic musical comedy released in 2003.
Unfortunately, Justin's relationship couldn't last with the first American Idol winner as their relationship turned sour after Justin's musical career couldn't flourish considerably compared to Clarkson. Today Kelly Clarkson is married to her husband, Brandon Blackstock, with whom she shares two children.
Besides Kelly Clarkson, Justin Guarini was also involved with Tamara Gray, a fellow contestant and the fourth-place runner-up. The two dated on the set of American Idol but broke up by the show's end.