'American Idol's Kelly Clarkson & Justin Guarini -- more than just friends?
By Reality TV World staff, 09/09/2002
TVGuide.com reports that there was at least one interesting moment during the Friday morning joint appearance of 'American Idol' finalists Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini on NBC's 'The Today Show' program.
According to TVGuide, at one point 'American Idol' champ Kelly Clarkson "accidentally" remarked that her relationship with runner-up Justin Guarini may not be strictly platonic. When a fan asked Clarkson if she was dating Guarini, she replied: "We're just friends. Nothing like that... yet." After realizing what she implied, the Texas resident — who was seated next to Guarini — blushed and retracted the comment. Clarkson later blamed the slip-of-the-tongue on exhaustion.