Scotty and Lauren are not dating

There may have been plenty of PDA at the “American Idol” finale Wednesday night, but winner and runner up Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina insist that they are just besties.

Scotty Lauren scandel American IdolThere may have been plenty of PDA at the “American Idol” finale Wednesday night, but winner and runner up Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina insist that they are just besties.

“We’re just really good friends. We really care about each other,” 16-year-old Alaina told Us Weekly. “Everyone wants us to like each other, but we just don’t.”

The teens sent the rumor mill into overdrive when Alaina laid a big kiss on 17-year-old McCreery after he beat her out for the title. She then kissed his face repeatedly as the show’s credits rolled.

He, in turn, gave her a big hug while he sang his first single and could be heard saying “Love you baby” to her into his microphone.

But the tweens and teens who swoon over him can rest easy for now, as “Scotty the Hottie” is still claiming solo status.

“I’m still single. I don’t want a girl who likes me because I’m the American Idol,” he said. “I just want them to like me because I’m Scotty. That’s a hard thing to find, but it’ll work out sometime.”

Yet you never know what the future holds, Alaina said.

“You never know what’s going to happen 10 years down the road, but I doubt it,” she said. “I think we’ll always be really good friends.” – CNN Reporter Lisa Respers France