Never mind “From Justin to Kelly”: A couple of former “American Idol” contestants are involved in a real-life romance.
Season 3 runner-up Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young, who finished seventh in Season 5, have been dating for close to two years and live together in Los Angeles, where she has a role on CBS’ soap opera “The Young and the Restless.” They met not through “Idol” but when they were both part of a revival of “Hair” on Broadway in 2010.
“It just blossomed into a beautiful relationship,” DeGarmo, 24, tells People.
Young, 31, admits to having taken notice of her when they both had to disrobe for scenes in “Hair” — “I was already interested in her as a person before I got to see her with no clothes on, but [that] sealed the deal” — and they dated long-distance for a while after the show closed.
When DeGarmo finished a run with the touring company of “9 to 5” last summer, they moved in together. “I crashed on the couch — more like, I crashed in his bed — and just didn’t leave,” she says.
Putting aside their oversharing, we wish them well.