Justin Guarini: Living in Poverty, Skipping Meals to Feed Kids?

by at .  Updated at . Comments

First-ever American Idol runner-up Justin Guarini raised eyebrows with an alarming blog post this week in which he says he has to skip meals to feed his kids.

Justin Guarini, Son

The singer, who came in second to Kelly Clarkson in 2002, remembers the days when "I couldn't walk the street without being stopped a hundred times."

Life these days is much different, and even involves "skipping meals in order to make sure I have enough. To make sure my children and my wife have enough."

While his costar in 2003's From Justin to Kelly has gone on to win Grammys and sell 20 million albums worldwide, Guarini battles to make ends meet.

"I'm unafraid to say that I am terrified," the 34-year-old writes. "I am struggling to make each day meet the next without breaking down and curling up."

Guarini, who welcomed second son Asher with wife Reina Capodici in February, looks back on his American Idol heyday and contrasts it with the present.

While life in 2013 "ain't perfect," it's "filled with love."

"I have a wife whom I love and who loves me (me!) and who lifts me up," he says, calling his kids "the most delicious morsels of joy and peace and prosperity."

After penning his emotional open letter, however, Justin Guarini is criticizing the media's coverage of his note, which he says distorted his statements.

“Obviously you completely missed the point of my letter @peoplemag,” tweeted the father of two, calling out People magazine. “News isn't news anymore."

Guarini adds, "I'm nowhere near poverty. #twistedmytruth”

Though his blog post was confirmed as authentic, Guarini's rep also said his words were misinterpreted and that he is very far from destitute.

You can read it for yourself and see how you interpret it.

Tags: , ,
Like Us On Facebook

More From The Hollywood Gossip


Dad Plays "I Got Your Nose" With Daughter, Little Girl Begs For Its Return

A dad playing a rousing game of "I Got Your Nose" with his daughter likely didn't anticipate that she would take it this seriously.

Prince George: His First Year in Two Minutes!

Prince George is about to turn one. Here's a look back at the last year for the youngster, condensed into two minutes.

21 Childhood Photos Reenacted By Adults: The More Things Change ...

These childhood photos reenacted by adults in their present, grown-up form are guaranteed to make you laugh.

Parents Complain About Penis Drawing on Baby's Clothing, Apparel Company Apologizes

A British clothing company is very sorry. It has removed items of clothing that appear to have a penis drawn on them.


Seems more like a poor attempt to fish out handouts.


my classmate's step-aunt makes $88/hr on the internet. She has been laid off for 10 months but last month her pay was $15838 just working on the internet for a few hours. Go to this web site and read more...WWW.Rush64.COℳ


very sad, all will work out.


Maybe he doesn't know what the word poverty means. If you have to not eat so your kids can eat you are damn close to poverty. On a side note if you can't feed your kids quit having them.


pst: TRY A JOB.


Justin Guarini is related to Samuel L Jackson. I don't think he is going to starve.