Relationships can be sweeter than nectar, and we naturally become invested once we’ve had the chance to witness their development. All of this is the true story of Maddie Poppe and Caleb Lee, who met on the set of ‘American Idol’ season 16 and have been together ever since. So, here is where they are at the moment.
The American Idol Journey Of Maddie And Caleb
Maddie Poppe and Caleb Lee were both competing for the top spot on the singing reality show in 2018 when they were paired up for the renowned Hollywood Week of the auditions and felt an instant attraction. Maddie had “won his heart” in less than 24 hours while wearing a chimp t-shirt. They decided to take the next step and start dating since they had a deep connection that they knew could evolve into much more. However, because they didn’t want their skill to suffer or be harmed, Maddie and Caleb kept their relationship a secret so well that no one noticed, as they appeared to be friends.
Maddie and Caleb made an official announcement about their relationship after making it to the season’s finale as members of the “Top 3.” Just before performing Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” together on the big night, the lovebirds confirmed their relationship, shocking everyone. Maddie was declared the winner, with Caleb finishing in a close second. Despite this, they both agreed that the most valuable thing they took away from the event was each other.
While Maddie wrote a lengthy social media statement about what this journey meant to her, Caleb simply stated, “MY GIRLFRIEND WON AMERICAN IDOL!!!” to emphasise that there was no jealously between them. “This person captivated my heart from the start and showed me what love actually meant,” she wrote about her beau. [Caleb], you mean so lot to me, and I’m so grateful to have had you by my side for this voyage and hopefully many more moons to come.”
Is Maddie And Caleb Still A Couple?
They travelled on the American Idol Live! 2018 Tour together after their triumph on ‘American Idol,’ and got to explore their bond while doing what they love. From daily duets to solo performances, the couple got a taste of what life may be like, and they liked it. So even saying goodbye wasn’t final.
Even though Caleb lives in Nashville and Maddie in Iowa, their love has flourished. Sure, they had troubles, but neither distance nor the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic stood in their way, thus minor inconveniences had no impact. These events have only strengthened their bond, as reflected in the lyrics of their own songs. They’ve dedicated several songs to their romance over three years.
In June 2021, Maddie and Caleb performed together for the first time in over 16 months, and it was as if nothing had changed. Their friendship is stronger, yet their sincerity remains. We’re hoping for wedding bells soon, and while the couple hasn’t taken that step yet, they frequently joke about it, hinting they’ve found their life mate. Hearing about so many splits in the last year, seeing them grow as people and as a couple has revived our confidence in true love.