Globe magazine spoke with Kathy Guarini, the 53-year-old mother of ‘American Idol’ runner-up Justin Guarini, who revealed she’s “doing well” following her cancer scare. “Justin was very calm and stoic,” says Kathy about the surgery that occurred during the competition’s final week. “He would sit next to me and very quietly tell me what was happening on the show. He really helped me through the horrendous ordeal. The experience brought us closer together.” Justin’s currently recording his debut album and will begin working on a movie with Idol champ Kelly Clarkson in January.
Justin Guarini Offers Advice To ‘American Idol 2’ Hopefuls
November 19, 2002 – Extra TV caught up with Justin at a photo shoot for ‘Pop Star’ magazine. His first single is due out in December and soon he’ll be starring opposite ‘America’s Idol’ Kelly Clarkson in a romantic musical comedy. To all the hopefuls out there, he offers one bit of advice. He says, “Really just to be yourself and be confident.”
Kathy Guarini Recovering Fine From Surgery
November 3, 2002 – Us Weekly spoke with the rep for Justin to inquire how his mother Kathy is doing following her emergency abdominal surgery for an undisclosed condition which was done the day before the show’s finale. Kathy is doing “absolutely fine.”