Scotty and Lauren — Officially Sitting in a Tree?

Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina

Posted by on 05/26/2011 at 12:52 PM News

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Ah, nothing like young love on the world’s biggest stage. In addition to being competitors in the Season Ten finale of American Idol, Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina were also dear friends, and perhaps even more than that. After the pair were caught kissing on camera when Scotty was announced as the winner, the Idol world was naturally buzzing with questions about whether the smooch meant that the two were a couple. ET caught up with Lauren to ask her that very question, and her coyly delivered answer seemed custom-designed to stir the rumor mill as much as humanly possible: “He might be my boyfriend, he might not be my boyfriend.”

Scotty, however, was less willing to play such games when ET followed up with him on the matter. “Ohhh, naw,” Scotty started, before Samantha Harris had even finished her question about his and Lauren’s relationship. “I’m sure those rumors are spreading, but…we’re really good friends,” he told Harris. “We’ve gotten really close, but I don’t know about the more than friends stuff.” Scotty kept chuckling to himself and remarking at what a “character” Lauren is, as if he could see what her long-term game-plan was in delivering such gossip-baiting comments. But he held strong in his original statement, confirming “I’m still single.”

On a slightly different subject, we also feel obligated to offer one final note to Lauren, based on her comment from the same interview of “I didn’t lose. Scotty got more votes than I did.” That, young Lauren, is actually the definition of losing. Perhaps it was a painless loss, or a moral victory, or some sort of general character-building experience, but let’s call a spade a spade here.