April 18, 2008 01:01 AM by Joe Reality
Even though Kristy Lee Cook lost her chance at becoming the next American Idol and isn’t having any luck getting her horse back, she is in possession of a sparkling new diamond ring. During a recent conference call, Kristy Lee revealed that she is now engaged to her boyfriend Andrew Dobner.
Kristy Lee Cook described the ring, “It has a marquis cut on it, and it has quite a few diamonds on it. We kind of picked it out together a long time ago, just kind of for fun, shopping around for rings. And we went down to the local jewelry store, really nice people there. They’re called Chuck King Jewelers.”
Andy initially proposed to Kristy Lee Cook back on March 15, 2008. Kristy Lee explained, “Actually, the first time it was – it’s kind of hard to get away – out without having to go with bodyguards and stuff, so we kind of just – he came over and hung out at the apartment, and he just said, ‘Well, let’s go talk.’ And so we looked around for a place to talk, and pretty much everywhere we went, there were people around. So we went into the weight room and were walking around there. And there was this sauna. And the sauna was turned off, but the light was on. So we decided to go in there and just talk, and he proposed to me in the sauna.”
Why didn’t news of the engagement surface in the press back in March? Kristy Lee explained, “The first time, we tried to keep everything on the down-low, just because I didn’t want it to get in the way, or I didn’t want to be thinking about everything.”
After Kristy Lee Cook was eliminated from American Idol, Andy proposed to her for a second time on the Idol set. Kristy Lee said, “And then he actually proposed to me last night on live television. And it was really cool.” As part of the second proposal, Kristy Lee added that he “actually got down on his knee this time.” Something that Andy did not do during his first proposal.
Even though it was her boyfriend’s second proposal, Kristy Lee Cook insisted that it was not planned. Kristy Lee said, “I had mentioned it to him a long time ago about how it would be cool if he ever – if we ever got married, if he would propose to me on American Idol. And he was like, ‘There is no way I would ever get in front of that many people and do that.’ And I was like, ‘Okay.’ But last night, it was kind of crazy because he got put on the spot, and he ended up pulling through. I don’t think he wanted to pull out of it, so he did it.”
While Kristy Lee and Andy haven’t set a date yet, Kristy Lee thinks it will maybe be around next June sometime. In regards to her dream wedding singer, Kristy Lee said, “Well, I would love to have Jason Aldean sing at the wedding, or I would say Celine Dion.”
Of course, Jason Aldean and Celine Dion are not the only performers that Kristy Lee would like to have at her wedding. Kristy Lee explained, “I’ve always wanted to sing at my own wedding, since I was little. I don’t know why. I’ve always had this thing about walking out singing, but I don’t know if that’ll happen or not, but I probably would sing a number at my – at the wedding.”
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