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Colton Who?! American Idol 2012 Finalist Skylar Laine Talks About Her Boyfriend Back Home

During last night’s American Idol, judge Steven Tyler made some not-so-subtle allusions to a budding romance between contestants Skylar Laine and Colton Dixon. The two dueted beautifully on Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson’s “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” to which Tyler exclaimed, “You two just made love singing to each other.” Yeah, we shuddered a bit too.

But last week, after their first duet together, Skylar and Colton responded to the dating rumors on-camera, making it clear that they’re not a couple. In fact, Skylar revealed in a recent conversation with Wetpaint Entertainment that she’s already spoken for. “I have a boyfriend of three years,” said the 18-year-old from Brandon, Mississippi. “His name is Joseph. He’s back at home, so he’s really supportive.”

No doubt, singing all those love ballads over the past several weeks must make her heart grow fonder for her hometown sweetie. But she insists that the two of them are taking everything in stride. “Yeah, he’s dealing with it great. He’s really supportive. He knows I’m not going to be able to text him every minute of everyday. He’s such a nice person, so sweet.”

We’re ecstatic for Skylar, but we can’t say we’re not a smidge disappointed there won’t be a real-life Sklyer/Colton love story playing out anytime soon. But here’s the good news, ladies: Our favorite faux-haired contestant is definitely on the market, as he told us recently. You may have to win the approval of family to get close to this rocker, though. Says Colton, “I’m single. Yeah. I’m a single man, but honestly, my sister means everything to me and she’s my biggest supporter and my biggest fan and my family is, too.”

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04.13.2012 / 03:00 AM EDT by Carita Rizzo
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