Former 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.