Back in 2002, when American Idol was everything, we were all super convinced that Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini were dating. And it turns out our 12-year-old selves were totally right. Sort of.
Stopping by Watch What Happens Live on Thursday, Clarkson confirmed that the two did indeed have a fling. Just not actually during Idol. She told host Andy Cohen:
We didn’t date during “Idol,” which, everybody thought, but we did date during … I feel like we weren’t dating during (“From Justin to Kelly”) but I feel like maybe we did.
That wasn’t enough for Cohen, who pressed her until she said a little more:
We did date a little bit. I think any two people who are thrown together that much would (date). Guy, girl, just saying — “Timeless,” put that song on from “Justin to Kelly” — you can’t fight it!
At this point, Cohen and Clarkson were interrupted by every member of the studio audience, who yelled in unison, "Holy fucking shit! I totally thought he was gay!"
Putting the broad back into broadcasting.