Constantine Maroulis of American Idol bragged about his RHONY conquests

Many forgotten names have come up during quarantine, and not always in a way we expected. Just when you thought the pandemic couldn’t get any weirder, we’re learning that The Real Housewives of New York had their own internal swap meet consisting of one Mr. Constantine Maroulis. “Who?” many of you just asked.

Constantine came on my radar when he was a contestant on season four of American Idol, where he placed sixth. Although I did not watch the show, you couldn’t escape the Idol contestants back them. I remember him because he was the first rock singer from the show as far as I knew. And, if I’m being honest, he was kind of hot… in 2005, as I was six months pregnant with my first child, letting hormones have dominion over the commonsense portion of my brain. Well, it turns out I was not the only one who found Constantine (okay, the name kind of stood out too) attractive because on last Thursday’s episode of RHoNY, the Wives discovered they’d all shared some special time with The C Man. And when Constantine found out about it, he did exactly what you’d think: he got on the first podcast he could and rated the women he’d hooked up with. Klassy!

On Flirting with Bethenny Frankel: I used to be on Bethenny’s talkshow a bunch. She and I always got along, you know, we’d flirt and all of that. And she was cool, but it never went there like that. We were always professional… we kind of would like text and stuff, but it never happened. And I thought she was really cute, but you know, she’s yeah, we would clash, I think.

On dating Tinsley Mortimer: Tinsley and I like legitimately went out many years ago during the height of rock of ages. I know a lot of people think it was like bullshpt for her TV show, but we genuinely really care for each other liked each other. I just think there was a lot going on for both of us. And I got to know her mom got to know her sister very well, I love her mom and they’ve supported me over the years on so many projects.

On Countess Luann: We enjoyed each other’s company, if we were lucky to hang out, here and there we would, we would, we’d always have a good time together. That is such a thing.

On kissing Luann: The kiss. Yeah. Maybe. Yeah. I think we even kissed on stage in front of her audience at one of her shows I would think so. I think on, we did like a slow dance thing when I was doing, I can’t make you love me. And she would sit at 54 below. Yeah. So, so yeah, maybe we did that. Yeah. Something like that.”

On Ramona: It’s amazing. Ramona Ramona, (I met) before Luanne met before, a lot of them would see (Ramona) out. She just a lot of fun and you know, I don’t drink or smoke anymore, not for a long time… it’s like nearly 10 months and it was just a decision I made, you know, I just never really had like an issue or anything, but I just was just over it. We’ve had some drinks together and she’s got a great body and she’s got a great personality and she’s got a great apartment. I’m close with her now. We spoke the other night when I spoke to everybody the other night when this happened… And I was like, what are we talking about? Why is everyone texting me? And Ramona sent me, she was able to text me an episode. I still, I haven’t, I haven’t watched it yet, but I saw someone that sent me like a low fi like they filmed their TV version of it. And I was like, Oh yeah. I mean, they bleeped out my name. So, you know, I don’t know why they did that, but that’s cool.

On who’s the best kisser out of the Housewives: Oh God, I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know. I really don’t. Everyone kisses in different ways, you know?

On not hanging out with the ladies at the same time: I never treated them like, Oh wait, hold on one sec. I never treated them. Oh, I never treated like it. It never was like, I don’t know at the same time or anything like that. And I think they all have nice things to say about me because it’s all about respect and I deliver the goods.

On Kelly Bensimon: Kelly Bensimon, back in the day of season one, I would see her out all the time. You know, we always had a good vibe together.

[From Behind The Velvet Rope With David Yontef Podcast]

I kid you not, I edited most of Constantine’s comments just so you could read them clearly enough to get his gist. Based on the transcripts the podcast emailed us, the man can barely speak in full sentences. Although I cut a lot of his Ramona answer out, I had to leave the majority of his partial statements alone, lest I be accused of translating him into conversational English. But, you do, unfortunately, get his message: he’s a wildcat who has made “the rounds” because he’s that hot in the sack. Sorry, I mean he “deliver(s) the goods,” a stomach turning statement. I reread his comments and he does try to at least be complimentary about the different women. And in his defense, they brought him up and not the other way around. But he certainly jumped on the chance to talk about it, especially since he claims he hasn’t even watched the episode yet. However, his rep still found an opportunity to make it even more about Constantine when he replied to Us’ request for comment with, “The ladies certainly were discussing Constantine on RHONY last night. They were probably listening to his new album.” Never underestimate a celebrity’s ability to exploit any situation for their own gain.

Constantine also recently defended Lea Michele when all her bs got exposed. In what I guess is traditional Constantine language, he over corrects and backtracks on most of his thoughts. However, at one point he said, “and you know, we have a little history, but I genuinely liked her and I find her to be incredibly talented, I’m not informed enough to know about all of that stuff that happened to on Glee,” which, given his “history” with the RHONY, kind of makes me wonder what his “history” with Lea was.

However, if we want real commentary, I’m always far more satisfied with Twitter’s response than a rock star who is incapable of expressing a thought without “I mean, like, I, you know.”

Just for reference, this headshot is the Constantine Maroulis we were sold back in the day.



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30 Responses to “Constantine Maroulis of American Idol bragged about his RHONY conquests”

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  1. Carobell says:

    He was at least complimentary about all of them and wasn’t trashing them and didn’t bring it up until they did?

    He must be very charming and charismatic in person.

    • FHMom says:

      I don’t see anything offensive here except for the comment about ‘bringing the goods’. That is a very confident thing to say. In any case, they brought up his name, not vice versa.

  2. Digital Unicorn says:

    Back in the day – yeah he was cute but now, pass the antibacterial spray!

  3. Leslie says:

    I remembered him. I could see it. I’m embarrassed to admit I find him oddly….appealing.

    • petee says:

      Don’t be.A lot of us women did.I like guy’s with his dark look’s and I remember him on American Idol.He did a great job with Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody and I thought Paula was going to turn into a puddle of goo.I alway’s voted for him.He was a rocker guy and was great.I do believe he won a Tony for Rock Of Age’s.

  4. Emma33 says:

    The, ummm, crotch area in the white pants?? Holy cow. He looks like he is cutting off blood supply.

  5. Lisa says:


  6. Slowsnow says:

    Thanks for the headshot because otherwise this story would have been even more confusing. In fairness I have no idea what the Housewives franchise is about bc I just… well life is short.

  7. Lola Coasters says:

    When I was in NYC about 6 years ago, I waited outside the stage door to meet CM after seeing ROA. I am a huge fan of the play and soundtrack (not the movie, never the movie!) He was very nice to take pictures and sign autographs with people too.

  8. lobstah says:

    I’ve met zero celebs in my day, but back in 2007 I was at my cousin’s wedding in Michigan and, somehow, he knew Constantine. And Constantine was in town, because I think maybe he’d had a show at some venue nearby. Anyway, Constantine spent the whole night texting my cousin (the groom) because he’d gotten a booth at a club. So we show up after the reception, and I’m excited for a fun night of VIP boothing, whatever that entails, and we find Constantine, sitting alone, in this giant booth. No entourage, no bottle service, no groupies, nada, sitting in this roped-off area. I felt kind of bad for the guy!

    Anyway, we had a good time that night, but it always makes me laugh.

  9. Züri says:

    Thanks for this article- gave me a much needed chuckle this morning!

  10. Hmm says:

    Wait… those white pants …er 🥴

  11. Charfromdarock says:

    I thought the header picture was Jimmy Fallon!

  12. Tbh says:

    When I was on tinder and bumble a couple years ago, he was on there with multiple profiles. It was always weird to come across his face.

  13. Lila says:

    I remember him. I always thought Ace was the cuter shaggy haired dude that season. Constantine would aggressively follow the camera with his gaze which made him creepy looking. Not a surprise this is what he’s aged into.

    • FHMom says:

      Ace YES! I haven’t thought about him in years.

    • Korra says:

      Glad I am not the only one who found him creepy during his AI days! He also had this pout that I found super annoying.

      • Soupie says:

        True! And I remember reading somewhere few years ago that the guy is gay so what’s up with him hitting up the housewives? He thinks he’s going to be a kept man or something?!

      • Jenn says:

        Yes! The original duckface!!

    • Jenn says:

      Yep, you had Ace, the sweet-faced Boy Next Door, and thirsty, thirsty Constantine. He gave me major skeeve vibes back in the day, but now I feel like he’s not so much “dangerous” as he is maybe just kind of a total dope

  14. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    His sausage is being choked out.

  15. detritus says:

    He looks a bit like a night at the Roxbury styled George of the jungle. Kinda like when you get off brand legos, he’s the one you get off wish.

  16. Leskat says:

    Greasy. And smarmy.