Then, there was that whole From Justin to Kelly movie and it was like they were just teasing us knowing that we were all dying to know, but still stopping short of confirming a romance.
Well, now, more than 10 years later--Kelly is married and pregnant and we're all totally over it, but Justin has decided to finally reveal the truth.
If you're still reading, you're obviously like us and the die-hard American Idol fan in you still cares--even if it's just a little tiny bit.
So, here it is--they DID date.
Justin chose to reveal the better late than never news during his one-man show "Lovesick" on Valentine's Day (of all the days).
According to RadarOnline, one show-goer says that Justin confessed that he had a "serious thing" with Kelly, which actually started on the From Justin to Kelly set and then fizzled out when her career went crazy and his well, took a different path.
We can't help but wonder why he is choosing to reveal that now, but whatever, still interesting to know--albeit much less interesting than it would have been A DECADE ago!