Justin Guarini Says ‘Idol’ Drew Divorced Parents Closer

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution spoke with American Idol runner-up Justin Guarini where he revealed mom Kathy Guarini was “recovering very quickly” and also had good things to say about his dad and former Atlanta Police Chief Eldrin Bell. “He’s been amazing,” he said. “He’s given so much energy and support from the audience.” Justin said despite their parent’s divorce, he felt the ‘American Idol’ experience drew the entire family closer.

Kelly And Justin On The Today Show

September 6, 2002 – ‘American Idol’ winner Kelly Clarkson and runner-up Justin Guarini tell ‘Today’ host Katie Couric about their experiences on the hit TV show. Kelly wasn’t able to perform because her voice was shot, but she fielded questions from fans including whether the rumors she and Justin were more than friends were true. Kelly said “We’re just friends. Nothing like that… yet.” After she said that, she realized her flub, said she didn’t mean it that way, and blamed it on her being tired. Video has since been removed.

Kelly And Justin On CBS Early Show

September 5, 2002 – Entertainment Tonight’s Bob Goen was on the CBS Early Show on Thursday to talk about the big ‘American Idol’ finale that saw Kelly Clarkson beat out Justin Guarini. Kelly talked about how she was crying during her ‘A Moment Like This’ performance and how she loves singing live. Justin talked about how Kelly deserved to win, and what his own life is about to become. Watch the report here.

Justin And Kelly Talk To ET Tonight

September 5, 2002 – Entertainment Tonight chatted with Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini after the two found out last night that Kelly was voted ‘American Idol’. They asked Justin if he planned on cutting his trademark curls. “No way,” he replied. “I can’t foresee shaving it. It’s like — a part of me.” As for whether he’s really close pals with Kelly, Justin said, “We go shopping together. She’s been my rock. I think she’s an unbelievable singer.”

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