Ericka Hunter, Constantne Maroulis, and Angel Reed
(© Tristan Fuge)
Ericka Hunter, Constantne Maroulis, and Angel Reed
(© Tristan Fuge)
Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis and girlfriend Angel Reed, who met during the Broadway production of Rock of Ages, are now parents of daughter Malena James, who was born Thursday evening, according to PEOPLE magazine.

"Sometimes Christmas comes early and we're so lucky to get the greatest gift a few days early," Maroulis tells the magazine. "Angel and I are thrilled to welcome our perfect baby girl into the world today. Mom and baby are healthy and I couldn't be more excited to ring in 2011 this way."

Maroulis is currently starring on the national tour of Rock of Ages. His other theater credits include The Wedding Singer on Broadway and the Off-Broadway revival of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. He first came to fame as a contestant on American Idol.