American Idol News Update: Lee Dewyze Engaged, Haley Reinhart Signs Record Deal

July 27, 2011

Some American Idol news to report… Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze is engaged! Also, Season 10 finalist Haley Reinhart has signed a record deal. Get the latest AI happenings here!

Lee Dewyze Jonna Walsh

Lee DeWyze and his girlfriend of less than a year, actress Jonna Walsh, will be planning a wedding slated for the fall of 2012. The AI champ asked for her hand in marriage July 16h at Disney World while the two were aboard a private yacht. He told PEOPLE:

“Jonna is a Disney freak. They were playing love songs on the boat and I got down on my knee and asked her. I had a speech prepared but it all went out the window so I just asked her. She started crying and I said, ‘Is that a yes?'”

I know you’re wondering…how did these two meet? It was back in October of last year when DeWyze was in the hunt for peeps to appear in his ‘Sweet Serendipity’ music video. He took one look at her and decided ‘Let’s go with her.’

And before anyone starts with the misgivings of these two knowing each other only eight months before becoming engaged, DeWyze has an answer to that…. ‘When you know, you know.’ So true. Isn’t there another American Idol alum who is engaged after being with his lady love for a short time as well? Yep, Paul McDonald and Nikki Reid became engaged in June after just three short months of dating. Ahhh, young love.

Congrats to Lee and Jonna!

Haley Reinhart 1

Haley Reinhart, a favorite among fans last season, has signed with Interscope Records, joining winner Scotty McCreery, runner-up Lauren Alaina and Pia Toscano, who was voted out of the competition in ninth place. Okay, um, what about James? Is he next to ink a deal? Come on!

Haley and the rest of the Top 11 are currently on tour, with a stop in Charlotte, North Carolina tomorrow night.


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