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American Idol Runner-Up And Her Boyfriend Split!

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When it rains, it pours!

Not only does Crystal Bowersox have to recover from losing out to Lee DeWyze as this season's American Idol, but now she has to recover from heartbreak!

The runner-up revealed this morning that she and her boyfriend, Tony Kusian, have broken up!

She says:

“[My boyfriend] Tony, he went home. He wasn’t cool with the lifestyle. We’re both logical, grown adults. He’s a small town guy and it’s fine. But I’m a small town girl but I want this. I want this more than anything — this career, this lifestyle. I didn’t think he was up for it. He didn’t think he was up for it. It’s kind of tough at times but you get used to it and we’re all happy. Some days are more fun than others. But it’s been hard to find friends out there. I want to keep it low key. I don’t need the attention. He’s been amazing. He stuck it out through this whole thing.”

Sucks to go through the entire ordeal and then decide it's not working!

We're sure she'll bounce back, though! The ladies from the competition tend to be more successful than the boys!


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54 comments to “American Idol Runner-Up And Her Boyfriend Split!”

  1. 1


    i hear he is opening for alvin and the chimpmunks….hahahahahaha

  2. 2

    I bet if she had one he would have stuck with her.

  3. 3


  4. 4

    I am not surprised. Its a hard life to deal with. I also think Crystal is in love with Lee She said on one of the shows that she had a crush on him. Maybe they will get together.

  5. 5

    Love Crystal! Hope to hear more from her!

  6. 6

    She is WAYYYYYYY better than Lee!!!! I thought she was robbed the title but then, often the runner up does better than the actual winner. I think her career will be fine and I would buy her music - she is THAT good.

  7. 7

    Better to find out now before she goes on the road and is gone most of the year.

  8. luvu2 says – reply to this


    Geez after that I hope she does make it big

  9. 9

    Yea, she left out the part THAT LEE AND HER WERE GETTING CLOSE BEHIND THE SCENES. Typical, her ex is probably a great guy, I feel bad for him, I don't buy that "small town bullshit." Hear head is getting too big for britches already.

  10. navik says – reply to this


    we never liked this looser, so we don't care !!!!

  11. 11

    Crystal will be fine! She's got a long career ahead of her. And for the record, she's so much better than Lee!!

  12. 12

    Re: nike9123 – Someone was gonna say it, so I guess you had to be the first. You don't even know him so shut your mouth. She did the dumping if anything, because she doesn't seem too remorseful.

  13. 13

    she should totally date lee

  14. 14

    Stuck through it til she didn't WIN! Bet he woulda been there if she had won! $$$$$ DOUCHEBAG!!

  15. 15

    She and Lee should get together.

  16. 16

    Re: gail45 – Actually she said she had a crush on Casey.

  17. 17

    I always thought she was way too cool to be on American Idol. She needs to be signed by someone ASAP.

  18. 18

    Lee is waaaaay too good for that homeless gypsy. plus who wants to date a chick with baggage? she's better off finding some other troll with kids and they can live in a trailer together.

  19. 19

    she may find that she plays for the other team and doesn't need a man..if not I think she a Lee have a thing going….they will be on tour after all.

  20. 20

    She need to get a "rastafarian" man,to match her whole look.YES she was cheated, how "Kris Allen" when again.

  21. 21

    Now she can stop pretending she str8 and explore her LESBIAN side!

  22. uw101 says – reply to this


    Re: nike9123 – During the past few weeks, the AI producers have shown him in the audience, but he was noticably absent during both Tuesdays and last nights shows, so I'd say that they broke up BEFORE she lost.
    Re: jones19
    After her duet with Lee, she told the judges that Lee was her "musical crush" but in a later episode, she did also say something to Ryan about having a crush on Casey, but I think that was just out of guit because he was being sent home that night and she had to say something nice

  23. 23

    I love her AND Lee. She was definitely the better of the two, but I can't wait to see where their careers are going to take them.

  24. 24

    He was dead weight so move on.

  25. naima says – reply to this


    She'll get over it, it's not a big deal. She's young and talented and she's got a lot going on, it's his loss then. Men come and go, c'est la vie!!!!

  26. 26

    I bet it was because her hair reeked

  27. 27

    it's not even a big deal that she lost … she'll be fine, the runner ups and then some always put out albums and most do better than the winner anyways

  28. 28

    i don't like her.

  29. 29

    Well, he's an idiot. He had himself a sugar mama and he broke up with her? He's fucking stupid. You KNOW she's gonna get a record deal dumb ass. At the least, she's gonna make a couple of million dollars. Fucking redneck.

  30. 30

    Double bummer. :(

  31. 31

    Re: Snowbunny5 – very well put! i couldn't stand that chick!

  32. 32

    crystal and i went to school together (she was a junior when i graduated) so i've known her for years. she's a very sweet girl with a good head on her shoulders. i remember when she sang at the school talent show, jaws dropped. all she wants is a good life for her and her son. she's going to remain humble and remember where she came from. she's been working for years and years to get her music career off the ground, and i'm so happy that she finally got her break. she might not have gotten the title of "american idol", but she'll go a lot farther than any of them. we're all proud of you mama sox!

  33. 33

    Re: Snowbunny5 – i've known crystal for years, and she has more class in her little finger than you do in your whole body. jealousy is a disease, get well soon bitch…

  34. 34

    She may have come in second but that doesn't mean shit…She will still come out with an album and I for one can't wait to get it:) She's awesome:)

  35. 35

    Re: purpledolphin – haha, right. like you would know. the only reason you got SO DEFENSIVE about my comment is obviously because its true. if it wasn't, you would have just chuckled at my "jealousy" and moved on with your life. sorry to say, but i think you're the one who needs to get well soon. i don't know how i could be jealous of a person who looks like they should be living under bridge……haha.

  36. 36

    Did they fix her tooth?

  37. 37


  38. 38

    Re: gorgeous_chik7 – At least he didn't pretend just to ride the gravy train. He's being true to himself andwho knows, maybe while she was in LaLa Land he was working one someone else.

  39. 39

    Re: Snowbunny5 – Oh did she move in next to you? Just push her cart out of the way sweetie. You're obviously still getting Wi Fi and can cruise the real world. Let me kow what corner you're on, I'll drop you some change beyatch.

  40. @v@ says – reply to this


    It's a loooong road. He may be gone, but who says it's over? She could make her mark and her millions, and really want go back home and put down some roots on a nice piece of property close to people she knows, and he might be still be free and half waiting. Or married with three kids. You never know. They don't write those romance novels for nothing.

  41. 41

    go for ur dreams girl

  42. 42

    Wow-you are way late on the news.

  43. 43

    Re: gail45

    I'm with you on this. I think her and Lee should get together!!!

  44. 44

    Um is that even English??

  45. 45

    I think just b/c of the way she looks she won't make it too far. I mean ya she'll throw out a cd…of course. But she'll go back to being a no one soon. Sure, she's got talent. But she also looks like a homeless gypsy that should be living in a tent somewhere.

  46. 46

    I sensed Lee & Crystal had have a THING going on….

  47. 47

    you've mixed up their quotes - he was the one who said "Some days are more fun than others. But it’s been hard to find friends out there. I want to keep it low key. I don’t need the attention" - not her.

  48. 48

    half the time the runner ups do better than the winners anyway. Who remembers Ruben Studdard again?? Now she's free to get signed with anyone or go her own independent way. I think she'll be way more successful than this Lee guy, mark my words. I've already forgotten what that dude even looks like.

  49. 49

    I think she's grown so much inside and feel she'll have a marvelous career. She didn't need to win but should have.

  50. 50

    Not surprising. I've been getting a vibe … that Crystal and Lee have hooked up.

  51. 51

    She totally should have won, Lee was so damn boring.

  52. 52

    Re: Snowbunny5 – Co sign.

  53. 53

    No big loss for Crystal.
    Next time she should pick a strayt guy, or maybe a not so strayt woman.

  54. 54

    I think He must have gotten tired of seeing her disgusting teeth every week, like the rest of America