‘Idol’ Star Casey Abrams On If He Is Dating Haley Reinhart

Written by Michael Lambarde on Apr. 30, 2011

After being saved from FOX’s American Idol a few weeks back, the judges were not able to save him again this week when he received the fewest call-in votes from fans at home and thus was sent home packing. Of course, we are talking about the latest Idol eliminated contestant, Casey Abrams. Even though the bearded 20-year-old was eliminated from the hit reality show, questions still linger if he and remaining contestant, Haley Reinhart, are an item.

During interviews following being sent home from Idol, Abrams has flat-out denied the claims. In an interview with E! News, Abrams said the following: “[Haley and I] were never dating … I was completely on random mode. I didn’t plan on ending up on Haley. It just happened that way. I was saying goodbye to my very special musical friend—that’s all it was.”

By “ending up on Haley,” Abrams was talking about the way he ended up holding onto Haley after it was announced that he was going home. On Ryan Seacrest’s nationally syndicated radio show, he talked about the topic, also dismissing the rumors: “That look was, ‘Hey, I’m gonna miss you. I’m going to miss doing some jazzy duets with you. That’s basically all that was.”