Carrie Underwood: Celebrity Romances Are Tough!

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At The Hollywood Gossip, our staff agrees that Carrie Underwood would be among the top five celebrities we'd date ... if, you know, we were the types of people who dated celebrities, rather than mere celebrity news writers.

But maybe we have an opening. In a recent interview with the Tennessean, Carrie Underwood talks about the pitfalls of celebrity love. Call us up, Care-Bear!

A Huge Winner

At issue, specifically? Romance rumors and love in the public eye with NFL quarterback Tony Romo and now Gossip Girl hunk Chace Crawford.

"Eventually you are going to get busted if you are dating someone," Carrie Underwood tells the Tennessean, the Nashville daily newspaper.

"Although there are definite ways around it."

In this profile, part of the country star's media tour to promote her new album, Carnival Ride, the American Idol winner, 24, talks about Romo and the pitfalls of keeping her private life private after Idol.

Regarding Tony Romo, Underwood says they were never a couple. It might have been an option at one point, but it wasn't meant to be - and they're still good friends to this day.

"Right now, the place we are at, he is my best friend. He'll call me after games... Either I'm flying high with him or making him feel better," Carrie says.

"It took a little while to get to this point. It seemed like maybe for a bit we were headed there. We never got there."

As for dating while famous, Carrie Underwood acknowledges that her romantic life very often becomes public knowledge, but "it's just weird when it's not a date and people immediately assume it is."

It's also hard to know if a man likes her for who she is.

"I like hanging out with people that I know through someone. Then at least that person at some point will allude to their character, 'Oh my gosh, he's such a great guy,' or, 'She's fun to hang out with.' When meeting people in general, I like to have a reference to go off of."

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