Globe magazine reports ‘American Idol’ runner-up Justin Guarini is devastated after the show’s winner Kelly Clarkson ended their brief romance. A show insider revealed, “He made a big play for Kelly, but she doesn’t believe in sex before marriage. She doesn’t believe that Justin would be faithful to her. So many girls are hitting on him that she knows he’ll play the field – and she doesn’t want her heart to be broken.”
A source said Guarini was “devastated” by the news adding, “He fell for Kelly big-time. But he is a ladies’ man and not many girls keep him dangling on a string. Kelly recognized that they didn’t see eye to eye on things that are very important to her, so she let him down lightly.”
Justin Guarini Won’t Contest Traffic Ticket
September 22, 2002 – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Justin was due in a court Wednesday in Northampton County, Pa., to answer a citation for following too closely in a March 12 traffic accident. The ‘American Idol’ star decided the ticket wasn’t worth a trip from the left coast, his lawyer said. “Flying across the country is a little extreme for a traffic ticket,” said his attorney Douglas C. Roger Jr., who is also his uncle. “He is extremely tied up.” The offense carries a $25 fine and $75 in court costs.
Britney Spears Reportedly Dating Justin Guarini
September 22, 2002 – The Sun reports Britney is reportedly dating Justin following her split from *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake. Spears was at the premiere of ‘Four Feathers’ while Guarini prepped for the American Idol reunion special taping.