Young Love on American Idol?

Scotty McCreery is the new American Idol, but everyone is asking if he's dating runner up Lauren Alaina. INSIDE EDITION has the scoop.

Has loved blossomed on the set of American Idol? Everyone wants to know whether or not new American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Laura Alaina are dating.

A kiss on the lips shared between the two teens only fueled rumors that they are a couple. After the finale, we had to ask 16-year-old Lauren, who was still hoarse from laryngitis, the question on everyone's mind: Is she Scotty's girlfriend?

"Everyone keeps saying or asking if Scotty and I are dating," Alaina said. "And all I have to say is: ask Scotty."

And so, we did. Here's what 17-year-old Scotty said about their lip-lock: "She told me she was going to do this. It's all fun and games."

The country crooner tells us that he and Alaina, who also sings his favorite musical genre, clicked on day one of the competition. According to McCreery, their friendship continued to grow stronger right up to Wednesday night's finale.

The red carpet outside The Nokia Theatre was the hottest ticket in town. Jennifer Lopez struck a pose and proceeded to steal the show. Flamingo colored feathers revealed J.Lo shaking her famous booty dangerously close to her husband, Marc Anthony, who was visibly enthralled by her steamy performance.

But ultimately, the night belonged to the newest American Idol…and to the girl who says they're "best friends forever."