Despite initially hiding her relationship with fellow American Idol alum DeAndre Brackensick, Jessica Sanchez has since been happy to share all the details of her budding romance.

The 16-year-old singer opened up about her relationship to Access Hollywood this afternoon, saying that she began dating DeAndre during rehearsals for the American Idols Live! summer tour.

Even after confessing her feelings to him, Jessica wasn’t sure whether they would be anything more than just friends.

“He actually had a girlfriend during the show, so I didn’t think he would actually want a relationship,” she said. Thankfully, DeAndre did, and the rest is history.

Despite the grueling tour schedule, Jessica is already hard at work on her debut album for Interscope Records.

“I’m a bit hoarse,” she confessed. “I’ve been recording songs for my album and I’ve been singing almost every night... it kind of takes a little strain on my voice. But I’m still going strong.”

Hopefully she’ll stay on track with recording for that October release date she promised!

You can watch the full interview below.

Credit: Access Hollywood Photo: American Idol's Jessica Sanchez Dishes on Dating Fellow Contestant DeAndre Brackensick

Source: Access Hollywood

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