Why Maddie Poppe & Caleb Lee Hutchinson Kept Their 'American Idol' Romance Secret

He said on the finale last night that he and Maddie are dating. She mentioned how her life has changed since American Idol came into her life.

During the Part I season finale Monday, host Ryan Seacrest announced that Buffalo is among the cities that will host "American Idol" auditions for the next season. However, there's clearly no bad blood there since the two are dating.

"American Idol" judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, or Lionel Richie will be searching for talent in Buffalo.

He then dropped the bombshell: "And she actually happens to be my girlfriend". She posted a lovely message on her Instagram account sharing her thoughts on her win, but the one thing that stood out the most was her message to her boyfriend, Caleb. I am honored to know you and even more honored to call you mine. I love you (heart emoticon)'. To add to the drama and excitement of American Idol, finalist Caleb Lee also revealed that Maddie Poppe is his girlfriend in such a way that made it seem like it was already obvious that the two have a thing for each other.

Caleb was smitten the moment he met her.

"Before she was my girlfriend, she really has been my best friend since we met", Caleb told PEOPLE, adding, "I'm there for her whenever she's anxious about anything and she's there for me".

"If you ask me, it was January 21 - the first day I laid eyes on her, ' he told People of when things became 'official" between him and Maddie. "But now? Now it's just ruined because it was very obviously staged with her and Caleb", one user wrote of the surprise announcement.

When asked about whether these two lovebirds would ever consider doing a duet together, Caleb jokingly answered, "If she'll have me".


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