published Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Lauren Alaina Suddeth says ‘just friends’ with Scotty McCreery

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    Scotty McCreery, left, and Lauren Alaina arrive at the American Idol Finale on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

“Just friends” insists Lauren Alaina Suddeth about her relationship with “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery.

The Rossville teen finished second to McCreery in Wednesday night’s “Idol” finale. The teens’ on-air smooches during that show caused rampant Internet speculation today about a budding romance.

During a conference call with national media, the hometown singer said she was happy that McCreery had won.

“I’ve been saying all along it didn’t matter what happened, but if it came down to me or Scotty I’d be happy either way. He’s so talented, he’s got the look and he loves Jesus. I couldn’t have picked a better person to get second-place to.”

Meanwhile, the Associated Press reported today that Suddeth will receive “$87,500 for finishing second. The amount would be doubled if [she] records an album.”

Read more about the singer in Friday’s Times Free Press.

Contact Susan Pierce at spierce@timesfreepress.com or 4230757-6284.

about Susan Pierce...

Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of ...

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