Blink and you could have missed it. It seems that several celebrity bloggers did. But as Scotty McCreery was announced as the “American Idol” champion and the confetti began to fall, Lauren Alaina grabbed Scotty and kissed him. On the mouth! Steady, though – it was all arranged.
For prime-time TV, it was quite a kiss!
The mouth-to-mouth kiss is bound to fuel rumors that the “American Idol” champ and runner-up, both teenage country singers apparently with a strong Christian faith in common, are dating.
So we just had to dig a little deeper and find out if there was anything behind that kiss. Well, just moments after coming off-stage, an excited Lauren Alaina confided, “he might be my boyfriend…ask him.”
So of course, Scotty McCreery had to be asked the question, and it seems that the two are not quite on the same page as far as a relationship goes. A grinning Scotty was probably thinking more about his amazing “American Idol” win and all that may mean for him.
He said that he is “still single” but that he and Lauren have “gotten really close, but I don’t know about the more than friends stuff.” The handsome but perhaps a little geeky Scotty admitted that his new-found romantic attention is hard to get used to, confessing that “the ladies weren’t like this back before “American Idol,” it was tough on me back home.”
Personally, I’ve no idea why he’s not fighting off the ladies with a stick. But with the Idols Live Summer tour coming up, keeping the pair on the road together for months, this hopefully won’t be the last we hear from these potential “Idol” lovebirds.
But it seems, the kiss that caused such excitement in “Idol” fans was, at least in part, staged.
After the show, a laughing Scotty said,
“Everybody keeps asking me about the smooch. She told me she was gonna do that before the show. She’s a sweetheart.”
Asked if the pair were dating, Lauren giggled, “Ask Scotty!” As she was walking away, she yelled down the red carpet to him, “They asked me if we’re dating. I told them to ask you!” After he laughed off the comment, Lauren said, “I mean, I’ll never tell! Secret’s safe with me!”
Scotty’s take on all that was “It’s a special relationship we have.” He admitted, though, that he would like to duet with her when their music careers are launched.
So are the “American Idol” finally dating or not?