Who is Justin Guarini and what is his net worth 2018? Justin Guarini is an American musician and a singer, who is famous for his participation in the first-ever American Idol. He lost to Kelly Clarkson in the finale of First Season of American Idol. Right from the beginning, he was a star and Guarini turned out to be even bigger and brighter than anyone could ever imagine.
Justin Guarini born as “Justin Eldrin Bell” was born in Columbus, Georgia on October 28, 1978. Justin’s mother, Kathy Papino Guarini, is a famous Italian-American actress. Kathy was also a journalist for CNN. Justin was mostly raised by his mother and his Step-Father, Jerry Guarini. By profession, Jerry was a physicist. Being bought up by such a high profile parents, Guarini was a simple kid.
At the age of four, he joined the Atlanta Boy’s Choir in his home state of Georgia. Justin did his schooling in Central Bucks High School East. As a kid, he loved arts and was always active in singing and acting. He then attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and the School for Film and Television in New York.
Justin Guarini married his high school sweetheart, Reina Capodici. American Idol’s runner-up, Justin met Reina in Junior High School, where Capodici’s mother was his English teacher. Finally, in 2009, Justin married Reina and soon in 2011, the couple welcomed their first child, William Neko Bell Guarini. After two years, in 2013, they had another baby boy named Asher Orion Guarini.
Justin had revealed that he had a romantic fling with the American Idol winner, Kelly Clarkson. Their relationship started on the sets of “From Justin to Kelly” in 2003. But soon Kelly broke up with Justin because of their personal differences and financial issues. Justin also stated that on the sets of American Idol he was having an affair with both, American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson and fourth place runner-up Tamara Gray.
A music lover since childhood, Justin was no stranger to the stage. At the age of four, he joined Atlanta Boy’s choir in Georgia. Justin was always a big follower of arts and music. So when he left Georgia and moved to Pennsylvania with his mother and step-father, he joined Archdiocese of Philadelphia Boys Choir.
The year 2002 was a golden era for Justin as he was one of the 10,000 contestants who was selected for the first ever season of American Idol. After getting selected for the Idol, Justin had a very tough decision to make as he was offered a role in the Broadway production of The Lion King. It was dream come true for the Justin but had to turn down the Broadway offer because of the American Idol. At the American Idol, Justin was very much praised by the Idol judge, Simon Cowell.
At the end, Justin was a runner-up to Kelly Clarkson, who was the winner of the first-ever American Idol. After the American Idol, Justin released two albums, one in 2003 and the other in 2005. He then worked as a co-host for the shows such as Idol Wrap and Idol Tonight. He also hosted the Grammy’s, the Emmy’s and the Oscars. His performance on his Broadway debut, in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown was appreciated by many including Patti LuPone.
Justin entered the production line with Clear Channel Spectacolor, where he also hosted “The Tonys in Times Square”. He has played the lead in regional performances of Rent, Chicago, Company, and Joseph. Many people recognise Justin just from his recent role as Lil’ Sweet in Diet Dr. Pepper television and Internet Commercials. He also starred in “From Justin to Kelly” with Kelly Clarkson in 2003.
Justin Guarini’s greatest achievement is being a runner-up of the first ever American Idol. As an actor, he was nominated for the Razzie Awards and Teen Choice Awards. In 2003, Justin won The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards with Kelly Clarkson for “From Justin to Kelly”.
Net Worth of Justin Guarini
Justin built his net worth as an actor and a singer. His success in his career earned him a lot of fame and fortune. Curly-haired heartthrob Justin Guarini has an estimated net worth of approximately $800 thousand.
Through the years, his love of music and performance has only grown, coupled with a strong dedication to family, and an unshakeable sense of both humour and fun. Justin is still in hearts of his fans and no one will ever forget his performances at the American Idol. These days Justin is keeping a happy balance between his career and his family.