Forget Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson or David Cook. Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young are the true winners of American Idol.
Because they found each other.
The season three runner-up, DeGarmo, and the season five finalist, Ace Young, fell in love in 2010 when both starred in a production of Hair - and are finally speaking out now about their relationship.
Unlike most couples, these two first saw each naked long before they reached the bedroom, as the aforementioned play requires actors and actresses to bare it all.But "I was already interested in her as a person before I got to see her with no clothes on," Ace said. "But [that] sealed the deal."
After DeGarmo toured the country with a different show, she returned to California, crashed on Young's couch - "more like, I crashed in his bed," she says - and never left.
The pair are now part of a group called All Access, and we'll give Ace the final words: ""She's my best friend. To be able to dive in with Diana and help create songs that [tell] her story is amazing."