November 13, 2008 03:00 PM by Paulene Hinds
Although the couple have been trying to keep their relationshipquiet or at least on the down low, The Bachelor star’s family have let the cat out of the bag and confirmed that Travis Stork is dating American Idol beauty, Carrie Underwood. “They have been dating. They are a lovely couple,” Martin Pavell, the father of Stork’s brother-in-law, told Us Weekly in the magazine’s November 17 issue. Pavell also stated that the two had made a point to keep their budding relationship “hush-hush” since its inception.
Us also reported that the couple have been seeing each other since August and have already earned themselves the nickname “Cork,” according to an insider in Nashville, TN.
Earlier on our site we reported that a source had told Us that Underwood had casually referred to Stork as her “boyfriend” during a dinner together at the Philadelphia bistro Park during an October 20 dinner together.
“It was obvious they were a couple,” the source added.
The 36-year-old Stork is currently spending three days a week in L.A. serving as one of the medical experts on The Doctors, a new syndicated daytime series produced by Dr. Phil star Phil McGraw. He has also reportedly been visiting the 25-year-old Underwood during her current tour on a regular basis, Us reported.
Us’ reports follow several recent public appearances by Underwood and Stork. In October, Reality TV magazine wrote that the New York Daily News had reported seeing the two “canoodling all over town” while Underwood was in Manhattan for the unveiling of a wax figure of her at Madame Tussauds.
Earlier last month the same paper had also mentioned a Canadian blog report that Underwood and Stork had been spotted dining together at a Toronto restaurant.
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