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The final note has been sang for Crystal Bowersox and Brian Walker.

The former American Idol finalist announced today that she and her husband of two-plus years are filing for divorce.

Crystal in NYC

"After two and a half years, we have decided to end our marriage," the couple said in a statement. "The friendship and love which brought us together remains strong, and we will continue to support each other in our careers and personal lives. We are hopeful that people will be respectful of our privacy as we face this emotional and challenging time for our family."

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Crystal Bowersox lost more than an American Idol crown this week.

She lost a boyfriend.

Appearing on Ryan Seacrest's radio show today, the runner-up to Lee DeWyze said she and boyfriend Tony Kusian broke up on Tuesday morning because "he wasn't cool with the lifestyle."

The split, which occurred mere hours before the final performance night, was 100% mutual, Crystal said:

“We’re both logical, grown adults. He’s a small town guy and it’s fine. 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.”

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It doesn't sound like there are any hard feelings on Crystal's end at all: “He’s been amazing. He stuck it out through this whole thing.”

Ever the sage, Kara DioGuardi, who also appeared on the programed, chimed in and told Bowersox: "You have to do your music. It’s not a choice for you. It’s what makes you whole. If somebody can’t hang with that - I’m sure he’s a lovely guy but right now this is your dream.”

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First Live Performance Crystal Bowersox, who hails from Ohio, finished second on season nine of American Idol. Crystal has a son and describes herself as a folk... More »
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