Exclusive: ‘American Idol’ Scotty McCreery & Lauren Alaina Talk Dating, Ignoring Their Exes

Scotty Visits NYC
‘Idol’ winner Scotty McCreery lands in NYC.
Romance rumors have been swirling about American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina ever since they kissed during the finale episode. So is there a romance blooming for these two country crooners?

Celebuzz caught up with the pair backstage at MTV’s The Seven to chat about that infamous kiss, why they’re ignoring their exes’ calls and the most important thing they’re bringing on tour (their moms!)

Although the world was hoping for an Idol romance, Scotty and Lauren are ending the rumors once and for all.

“We’re not dating. See what she started. This would have never been brought up, if she hadn’t laid that kiss on me,” Scotty told Celebuzz, adding the kiss was pre-planned. “She told me before the show that if I won she was going to plant a big ‘ol kiss on me… I didn’t think she actually would.”

Although both singers are single, they’re not ready to mingle. They’re focusing on their careers — and trying to ignore all the calls they’re getting from exes.

“Oh my gosh, my exes — and their families — keep calling… I just tell them, ‘Sorry!’ It’s too late now,” sassy Idol runner-up Lauren said.

Read more of Celebuzz’s interview with Scotty & Lauren and be sure to catch them next on the Idols Summer Tour 2011, which kicks off June 6 in Salt Lake City.

How does it feel coming off the whirlwind of the Idol competitions?

S: It feels great. We’re finally out of our giant bubble. It finally burst, and I feel free.

Will you two ever work together on a single?

S: I hope so, but we have to establish ourselves first. 

L: Yeah. We’ll have to focus on our careers… We’re best friends and got to know each other so well during the competition, so I hope down the road, we’ll get to make music together.

The American Idol tour starts in a few weeks. What’s the most important thing you’re bringing?

L: My momma!

S: My mom is coming along too. It’s going to be a great time.

Are you hoping they’ll cook?

S: I hope so. After a long show, I’ll want some good home cooking.