Constantine Maroulis: Fatherhood a 'Beautiful' but Shocking Thing

Julie Ryan Evans

Constantine MaroulisFormer American Idol rocker Constantine Maroulis is expecting his first child.

He told People fatherhood is "a beautiful thing" and that "it's part of life."

Mom-to-be is his girlfriend, Angel Reed. The two met last year while performing in Rock of Ages on Broadway.

So how's he preparing for fatherhood?

"Just living every day right now, trying to do good work and provide for family long term -- so I'm looking forward to the road ahead, definitely," he said.

But as happy as he is, sources say he was shocked by the news.

"Constantine is a big boy, he's an adult and he'll help Angel out and be responsible, but it was a shock to him at first," an insider told "They were on and off, but were dating more seriously lately."
Apparently his recent former flame, Tinsley Mortimer, was also surprised by the pregnancy.
"Tinsley was shocked by the news. They ended things in March and she is glad things worked out the way they did," said a source close to Mortimer. "She and Constantine had a lot of fun but they were nowhere near having a child together!"
I was a big fan of Constantine when he was on American Idol, and he's always struck me as a really good guy. While I think fatherhood is a shock for most men, I bet he'll make a great dad.

Are you surprised by the news that Constantine Maroulis is expecting a baby?

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