Scotty McCreery & Lauren Alaina: ‘American Idol’ Couple?

By: Wes Ferguson / May 26, 2011

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Are American Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina and this season’s champ Scotty McCreery dating? Rumors are swirling after last night’s finale when she planted a wet one on him amidst the falling confetti after his win was announced. 

Was she caught up in the moment, or is there more to her affections? The 16-year-old from Rossville, GA, told Entertainment Tonight

“He might be my boyfriend … ask him.”

Oh-la-la! Love “might be” in the air! Wait, what? It appears the young lady may be more media savvy than anyone expected! Without officially confirming the relationship, gossips are left to speculate. Scotty, however, played his part too. 

With a giant grin from ear to ear, he said that he’s “still single,” adding, [We've] gotten really close, but I don’t know about the more than friends stuff.”

Quit playing, you two! One thing is for sure, the pair is forever linked in AI history — and they’ll be spending a lot of time together in the coming months doing promotions and the Idol tour. Scotty may not be able to stick with one lady friend due to all the newfound attention he’s getting, so watch out Lauren! 

How did AI alums feel about the finale? Peep their reactions over on Idolator