Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young Are A Couple

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Season 5 Idol alum Ace Young and Season 3 runner-up Diana DeGarmo starred in Hair together on Broadway in the spring of 2010.  In a radio interview with 97.9 KISS FM, Diana reveals that the co-stars eventually became a romantic couple. They live together, in fact.

Looking back at my archive, I see that Ace broke off an engagement right around the time he was starring in Hair, so that’s kind of interesting.

Diana is now a member of the cast of the CBS soap, The Young and the Restless. Her first episode airs on October 31.

Listen to Diana reveal her relationship in an interview with KISS-FM 97.9.

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  • Anonymous

    That’s cool to see some cross-season relationships going on.

  • CSFan

    Awww. Weren’t there rumors during Hair that these two had taken a liking to each other? Makes me wonder if they’ve been together all this time or if they got together more recently, maybe after Diana finished the 9 to 5 tour? Regardless, it’s never a bad thing to hear about two people in love.

    Now, I wonder if they’ll be following Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald down the aisle anytime soon. :)

  • Anonymous

    I have to say I wondered after seeing them interviewed a couple of times together then seeing how they mentioned each other in seperate interviews. May GOD bless them with a long, healthy and happy relationship.

  • Bobbi

    Good for them! I hope they’re really happy.

  • Anonymous

    For some reason, wondered whether that was going to happen, after Hair. Now it turns out it already did. I think they might be a good match. They strike me as being kind of similar people. Well, hope they’re happy. Would they be the first Idol wedding, if they get that far? That ceremony would be quite an alumni/a reunion affair, I’m thinking.

  • Anonymous

    Wasn’t he engaged to some other actress he had been in a musical with? That’s the last thing I remember reading about him. Guess that didn’t work out.

    ETA – oh I see MJ addressed that in the post. never mind :)

    He and Diana make a cute couple

  • Dakota01

    They are so cute together!

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    I know this is completely irrational, but I always see her in my head as the little girl from season 3 and him as the grown sexy dude from season 5. So now I am skeeved out. Ewwww. LOL

    They do look cute here though. Good luck to them!

  • CSFan

    If I’m remembering correctly, Ace broke up with Allison Fischer prior to auditioning for Hair (it was probably the reason he wanted to leave the Grease tour, working with the ex would be awkward). I follow Diana on Twitter and I’d swear she tweeted something around Valentines Day about being single so this is either happened afterwards or they took a break while she was on the road with 9 to 5.

  • Anonymous

    They are cute together. They seemed to have chemistry when they were doing interviews together for Hair. 

  • Tess

    He’s 31 she’s 24.  Kinda perfect if you ask me.

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    Why is that age spread perfect? Not that there’s anything wrong wit it, but what’s so ideal about it? Or are you kidding?

  • Anonymous

    They both seem kind of earnest, hard-working, and down-to-earth to me. Plus, despite the whole sexy-guy vibe, Ace just always seemed kind of innocent and eternally kind of young and non-sophisticated, to me. Don’t know why. Despite both being committed to show-biz/music-biz-type careers, they both strike me as being person-next-door types, probably a rare combination. Seems to me that they may have a lot of basic attitudes in common so I like them as a pair — based on my complete and absolute ignorance of what they are really like, of course!

  • callmecrazy

    Ace YOUNG and the RESTLESS…..!  They make a cute couple…. :)

  • Niall

    Diana said in the interview “He’s my best friend.” That’s what it’s all about in life, isn’t it? I’m iffy on Ace but have grown fond of Diana over the years so I wish them well (and I hope Ace’s fans don’t make Diana miserable over this news).

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeremy-Brick/662233023 Jeremy Brick

    NOOOOOOO!!!!! My Diana’s taken!!!!!! Congrats to Ace though. Hope they have a good relationship

  • Niall

    They’ve got a similar laid back vibe, almost hippie-like, ala their Hair characters.

  • pj

    They look good together, and Diana sounds really happy.  Hope it works out for them.  I’m gonna check out Y&R on Monday.  I think that’s the day she first appears.

    Anyone know what Ace has been doing lately?

  • http://twitter.com/Topkat311 Ellensue

    They are so cute together. I think they make a great couple. Hope it lasts! Maybe this will be the first IDOL marriage! 

  • YeahRight

    This.  I actually said “Eww!” when I saw the headline.

  • Niall

    I think if people hear this and picture 16 year old Diana and Season 5 Ace, that’s probably a knee jerk reaction. Time flies though, I think she’s close to turning 25 so there’s only a 6-6.5 YR age difference. Diana strikes me as a very mature 24.

  • Buffynut

    Awwww, they are so cute! Love both of them. All that “Hair” nakedness had to have an effect! :)

  • Reflections On Life

    conventional wisdom is that a 7 yr age spread is perfect.  Not my personal opinion, but an opinion held by many.

  • Reflections On Life

    Awww, this is so cute!  Not attached to either of these AI alums, yet the news just puts a smile on my face!  Best of luck to them both.

  • pj

    I took to twitter after this news and found this recent picture of them.  At first glance, Ace looked like Bo Bice. LOL.


  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    Oh thanks! I had never heard that before! Well maybe they’ll be the first Idol to Idol marriage then. :)

  • Anonymous

    Cute couple.

  • Anonymous

    I am doomed.  My wife is a few months older than I.  LOL.

  • Anonymous

    Ace’s engagement ended before he went to NY to do Hair. I don’t think Diana had anything to do with it. I could tell two years ago that there was something cooking with them. They were always together and I could tell when speaking with Diana that she was crazy about him. I’m really happy that they found one another and I wish them lots of happiness.

  • Anonymous

    …and then the first idol baby!

  • sue

    They seem really close during their work on “Hair”. I am so happy for them. Idol’s in love.  :)  

  • Stavros

    I wonder if the “aggressiveness” of “Hair” had anything to do with it…Wish them all the best! :)

  • Stavros

    I can see it!

  • Stavros

    That was the exact first thing that came to my mind!

  • http://twitter.com/svmreiter Susan Reiter

    So there’s never been another Idol couple?  Ever?  Huh.  Since they are all together so much you might expect more romances.  Anyway, they look great together!

  • Anonymous

    I am doomed.  My wife is a few months older than I.  LOL

    Now if only she were 7 years older than you, it would be perfect!

    (Just kidding.  “Conventional” wisdom no doubt dictates that the older one be male.)

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    I am so happy for Diana and Ace! What a lovely couple they make. Diana is in my TOP 5 Favorite Idols ever. I loved how Ace works with children and his position with Jerry Lewis’ MDA. Just a real nice, down to Earth guy. I wish them much happiness and love!

    (I want my old name back!)

  • Anonymous

    Yes, there was at least one other couple, David Cook and Kimberly Caldwell.

  • Anonymous

    There was David Cook and Kimberly Caldwell toward the end of Season 7.

  • Anonymous

    I saw the last show of Hair in NY (thanks to MJ posting about it).  I loved seeing Ace and Diana together.  If they are together “together”, well I just have to trust Diana’s judgment.  She’s adorable!!!

  • Teenytiny7

    Aw, good for them. I didn’t start following Ace until Hair, but have always been a fan of Diana’s. I also recall her tweeting around Valentine’s Day about being single, so I think they got together more recently. But, when best friends get together, things move a lot quicker and it seems that they have become quite serious. Very happy for them. They seem like good people.

  • Anonymous

    Aw!! this is a cute news lol, Ace and Diana look so good together , i actually shipped the romance since the ‘hair’ days, they looked really happy and close in the interviews by then …so Ace better be nice with little Diana, OK ?? !! :)

  • Daytripper73

    I remember seeing this picture online when they were co-starring in Hair
    and thought it was a neat promo picture. I just ran across it on
    another website and knowing what we know now it’s fun to look at those
    smiles and realize they might have been at the beginning of their
    relationship: http://ow.ly/7bxdh

    There was also an unedited full length interview that includes a few more tidbits about her and Ace but also stuff about Y&R, her favorite tv shows, yoga, etc. http://cnykiss.com/page.php?page_id=70312 (second one down)

  • Daytripper73

    I remember hearing during Hair that Ace always waited for Diana and would walk her home because he didn’t like a couple of the streets she had to walk down getting to her apartment. He seemed very chivalrous of her and the interviews they did during that time were fun and often very flirty. I hope they continue to be very happy and that they stay far away from any AI fan fiction sites because, well, ick (and I’m sure it’s being written as we speak).

  • Anonymous

     Did you just make that up?  Why would it be  “conventional wisdom” that the perfect couple is a man 7 years older than a woman?  Men die younger than women.  that system makes more widows. 

  • Anonymous

    Oh man.  Idol inbreeding.

  • Tera

    Happy for them! It just seems weird that Diana would live someone before she was married to them. I remember Carrie saying she and Mike would not live together beforehand because they are more traditional, and I guess I saw Diana that way too. Oh well. Whatever.

  • Tera2

    I wouldn’t have seen them as a couple, but they have things in common obviously.  A few idol alums have dated.  I tend to think of Diana as young, but it was a long time ago she was on idol as a teen.  Diana was my second favorite after Jennifer Hudson that season.  And Ace deserves to get more work on broadway.  I saw some youtube of him acting there and he was really good.  Also his single “Addicted” is one of my top favorites songs an Idol contestant has released – has a cool vibe and could have done well with better promotion.

    Yeah, I knew I read he was engaged or married.  I guess he broke off the engagement and got with Diana.

  • Daytripper73

    Didn’t Mike and Carrie site their religious beliefs as their reason for not moving in together before marriage?  I’ve never gotten the impression Ace is religious at all, and Diana seems more spiritual or New Age-ish, just based on things she’s said here and there. As an adult she comes across pretty liberal and like a bit of a free spirit. Different strokes for different folks. I hope both couples have wonderful lives together.

  • Niall

    For all we know Diana and Ace are just as committed to their relationship as any legally married couple but have no intention of tying the knot. Or maybe this is a test run for getting married. Or they’re just having fun together. Every couple figures out their own path and what worked for another couple probably has no bearing on Diana and Ace.

    I do hope Ace is capable of fidelity and that his persona in some past interviews was for just for show.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kat-Myers/100001011861766 Kat Myers

    OK so I just saw Diana in her first episode of Y&R and it`s hard to believe she can sing she sang so badly lol.  I guess that`s the mark of a good actress.  She really could fit into Jersey Shore lol.

  • sonyab

    WOAH!  I had no idea! That is so awesome. :) They look so cute together. :) I’ll call them Dace. :)

  • sonyab

    Hahahaha overthetop1! Idol inbreeding! Too funny ROFL!