If the picture above is making you wonder “Who’s the long-lost Butabi brother?“, that’s Constantine Maroulis. Remember? He was on the fourth season of America Idol (you know, the one that Carrie Underwood won). He also did Rock of Ages and was nominated for a Tony award, which means he’s totally a Broadway STAR! He’s also apparently in need of Detective Olivia Benson and the Special Victim’s Unit, because according to Constantine Maroulis, his baby mama has been getting all kinds of abusive with him.
It all started on Wednesday, when Constantine Maroulis was arrested for domestic violence after he allegedly kicked his (now) ex-girlfriend and mother of his 4-and-a-half year old daughter Angel Reed in the crotch. Kicking someone in the clam is a pretty aggressive thing to do, but Constantine’s rep tells People that he only did it out of self defense because Angel is no Angel. The NYDN says that the fight happened because Constantine was trying to quit their six year relationship and move out of their house. Constantine’s rep says Constantine made a recording of the fight and he can be heard yelling at her to stop hitting him. No word on whether or not he also pulled a Bobby Hill by shouting “That’s my purse, I don’t know you” before he kicked her in the crotch. His rep adds:
“He has injuries on his upper thigh. He was trying to be a nice guy because he is the father of their child and he became the victim.”
Damn, where’s Bo Bice and his gorgeous conflict-calming shoulder-length hair of peace when you need it?
Even though New Jersey police hauled Constantine in and slapped him with a domestic violence arrest, he has gone ahead and filed a temporary restraining order against Angel. He’s also planning to file criminal charges against Angel. This isn’t exactly a new experience for Constantine; back in July, he filed papers stating that Angel Reed is a boozer and a beater. And according to TMZ, it’s not just Angel’s drinking and fighting that keep him awake at night; Constantine is also claiming that he fears for the safety of their daughter, Malena, because Angel has a bunch of criminals in her family tree. Yep, they dragged their kid into it. I’m sure Kelly Rutherford is making plans to have a “Congratulations! You’re officially fighting over your kid with your ex” fruit basket sent over to Constantine’s house as we speak.