Justin Guarini of American Idol fame is doing Shakespeare. He's in the new Broadway production of Romeo and Juliet starring Orlando Bloom.
It's Justin’s first gig since those shocking reports that he was living in poverty. Guarini sparked those reports himself when he wrote a blog about making sacrifices to raise his young family.
He wrote, "I am terrified. I am struggling to make each day meet the next. I have spent days skipping meals... To make sure my children and my wife have enough."
INSIDE EDITION’s Megan Alexander asked, “You still have really passionate fans who love you and care about you and they want to make sure you are doing ok. So, you're doing ok?”
Guarini said, “I'm doing more than ok.”
Alexander the asked, “You have enough money?”
Guarini replied, “Yeah.”
“Life is ok?,” asked Alexander.
He said, “Life is wonderful for me.”
You'll recall that he was runner-up to Kelly Clarkson on the first season of American Idol back in 2002.
Her singing career is still booming and she recently played herself on the premiere episode of Robin Williams’ new hit TV sitcom, The Crazy Ones.
Guarini carving out a new career for himself on the stage, says he's not jealous of her success.
He said, “I will always have a place in my heart for her."