Season two 'American Idol' finalist Kimberley Locke is single again!
After two years of dating 'Celebrity Fit Club' fitness coach Harvey Walden, the couple recently broke up.
"He's not my husband or my boyfriend. We didn't make it," Locke told BV Buzz during Disney's Dreamers Academy at Walt Disney World.
(Read: 'Reality Romance: Kimberly Locke Falls For 'Celebrity Fit Club' Coach.')
Walden, like Locke, was on hand for the event in Orlando, but the singer was quick to point out: "We are here for the children, but we're not together."
The couple was just featured in the February issue of Ebony magazine in a spread on high-profile couples.
"It happened so fast. You know, stuff happens," Locke added about the timing of it all, before breaking into the chorus of Beyonce's 'Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)' and doing the hand gesture: "If you like it then you should have put a ring on it/Uh, uh, oh!"
In addition to being newly single, the 32-year-old talent shared that she is no longer on Curb Records. Locke released three solo CDs on Curb including 2004's 'One Love' and 2007's 'Based on a True Story' and 'Christmas.'
The Hartsville, Tenn.-born singer has signed a new deal with 'American Idol' judge Randy Jackson.
"I have a new single coming out called 'Strobe Light.' It's a dance song that he produced," she said.
Locke said being at Walt Disney World speaking to the kids at Disney's Dreamers Academy reminded her of her time on 'American Idol.'
"You learn a lot of through trial and error unfortunately. You really kind of have to – and I'd hate to say it – but you almost have to be cocky about it. You have to be certain! Just because there is a Simon [Cowell] on a panel who has a bigger name than you, you might be compelled to believe everything he says. But the truth of the matter is, if something doesn't sit right within you and within your spirit and doesn't line up with what you're trying to do or the direction you're trying to go in; let it go, get rid of it and don't even entertain it. That's something that these kids will need to learn for themselves. They'll need to tune in and try to be in one accord with themselves and God," she explained.
The former Jenny Craig spokesperson said she had to get tougher skin during her stint on 'Idol,' and it was actually her friend, 'American Idol' winner Ruben Studdard that helped her with it.
"That's the one thing I had to learn and it was Ruben who actually said it to me," she confessed. "He was like, 'You've got to let that mess go.' One night I came offstage and I was a mess because Simon never liked me and I was always in the bottom three. I remember going home that night, saying my prayers and saying, 'I got to let that go!' Because if you don't let it go, especially on 'American Idol,' it builds up and you can't be your best."
As far as 'Idol' is concerned, BV Buzz asked Locke if she thought the show could survive next year without Cowell.
"No," she declared. "Paula is gone. I think it's a lot of change!"
For related stories, read also 'Play Time: Melinda Doolittle To Star In Broadway Production.'
& 'Ruben Studdard: American Idol Winner Talks Music, Money & Martha Stewart.'
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