Crystal Bowersox didn’t just lose American Idol this week, but her boyfriend as well. The runner-up revealed to Ryan Seacrest this morning that she split with Tony Kusian hours before her final performance—explaining her “hard morning” comment on Tuesday’s show. “Big Tony, he went home. He wasn’t cool with the lifestyle,” she said. “I didn’t break up with him, it was a mutual thing.” But to paraphrase Bill Hicks, “mutual” usually means one person said “we’re breaking up,” and the other said “Ok”—and it sounds like Tony’s the one who started it.
“It’s cool though, we’re both logical, grown adults,” she rationalized. “He’s a small town guy and that’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…I was a little sad that he did it on performance day, but then again it set that fire to my belly.” Kusian had already hinted at the awkwardness to People. “Some days are more fun than others, but it’s been hard to find friends out there. I want to keep it low key. I don’t need the attention.” Hey, bud, if you’re looking to avoid attention and make friends, try not to dump America’s sweetheart the day of her final performance. You’ll have a hard time living that one down in Toledo.
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