When Pia Toscano was booted off “American Idol” a few weeks ago, she bounced back pretty quick. Within 24 hours of her shocking elimination, the 22-year-old songstress had already landed a record deal and was spotted out on the town with “Dancing With the Stars” hottie Mark Ballas.
Fans were all atwitter about the budding romance, especially when it was revealed that pro wrestler Chris Jericho, a DWTS contestant, had helped Toscano act on her crush.
Funny how there was no mention of her boyfriend back home. And she does indeed have a boyfriend back home – 28-year-old Carlos Nunez, a Queens caterer whom she’s reportedly been dating for the better part of four years.
Toscano still hasn’t officially broken it off with Nunez, but it looks like it’s only a matter of time.
“It seems inevitable to anyone with eyes,” a friend of the couple told The New York Post.
“They hadn’t spoken as often as you’d think once she made the final 12,” the source told The Post. “She kind of played a disappearing act.”
Even while she was becoming more and more distant, Nunez remained steadfast in his support. The night she was eliminated, he was there to comfort her family.
Two weeks ago, he told The Post he wasn’t worried about the future of their relationship.
“I’m confident,” he said. “We’ve been together for a long time. We have a strong foundation. If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be.”
Looks like Toscano wants to trade it all in for fortune, fame and a hunky new dance partner.