Jessica Sanchez may not win the last "American Idol" season but she gains a boyfriend from the competition. The 16-year-old runner up of season 11 confirms that she is dating 17-year-old DeAndre Brackensick who was eliminated after Top 8.
During a UStream chat with her fans on Thursday, July 19, Sanchez promised to reveal a secret that she has been keeping from public. "I got a secret and I want you guys to guess. I'll nod if it's no or yes!" she wrote. Several fans were wrong before one asked, "Got a boyfriend?". Sanchez replied, "Yup. DeAndre. Hahah. He's my boyfriend. Love you guys. Byeeee!" She signed off immediately after the revelation.
Brackensick took to his Twitter later to confirm his girlfriend's statement, saying "Me and Jessica are officially dating : ) Yes Jessica is my girlfriend : )" The couple will go on the annual "Idol" tour this summer with the rest of the Top 10.