Former American Idol Star Adam Lambert and Sauli Koskinen Split Up!
Sad news! Former American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert and his boyfriend of two years, Sauli Koskinen, have split up. Adam and Sauli have been dating since November of 2010. Although the two will no longer be a couple, they are still close and will remain friends.
Sauli Koskinen, an entertainment reporter, is a reality TV veteran as well. He was the winner of the Finnish version of Big Brother in 2007. He met Adam Lambert in a bar in Finland after one of the American Idol alum’s concerts.
In an interview with The Advocate, Adam says there was “an instant connection” between the two of them when he and Sauli first met. He didn’t even know at the time that Sauli was famous in his own right. “There was physical attraction but also a great energy, like a glow. There was something very connected about the eye contact, the communication just flowed very easily.”
Adam added that his relationship with Sauli was only the second major long-term relationship he had ever been in. Unfortunately, it looks like the term is now over. The split was reportedly amicable, however, and they hope to keep their friendship going strong.
“Sauli and I remain really good friends, and I know it’s a cliché thing to say. But it’s totally true,” he said. “I just gave him a coffee and bagel earlier today. He’s a great person and we’ve had an amazing couple of years together. Things have just run their course.”