Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini during FOX TV Network 2003 2004 UpFront Party - Arrivals at Ciprianis at Grand Central Station in New York.
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March 6, 2015 2:54 PM EST

All of our 2002 dreams are coming true!

Kelly Clarkson has admitted that she and fellow American Idol finalist Justin Guarini used to date.

In a segment of Plead the Fifth on Watch What Happens Live on Thursday, the “Heartbeat” singer was asked to confirm whether she and Guarini really had a fling, as he claimed in his one-man show Lovesick.

“We didn’t date during Idol,” she confessed, “which, everybody thought we we dating, but we did date during … I feel like we weren’t dating during [From Justin to Kelly] but I feel like maybe we did.”

“So, you dated a little bit?” pressed host Andy Cohen.

“We did date a little bit,” Clarkson, 32, explained. “I think any two people who are thrown together that much would [date]. Guy, girl, just saying – ‘Timeless,’ put that song on from Justin to Kelly – you can’t fight it!”

Cohen also asked Clarkson whether she’d “still liken Miley Cyrus‘s singing to [that of] a pitchy stripper.” Cohen was referring to a 2013 Tweet in which she wrote, “Just saw a couple performances from the VMA’s last night. 2 words…. #pitchystrippers,” to which many assumed to be about Cyrus’s controversial performance alongside Robin Thicke.

“I never said Miley Cyrus!” Clarkson exclaimed. “The fact that I Tweeted ‘pitchy stripper’ and people thought ‘Miley Cyrus’ is not my problem. I’m just saying. … I never said Miley Cyrus.”

In any case, if we’ve learned anything from Clarkson’s admission about Guarini (not to mention The Backstreet Boys‘ documentary Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of), it’s that good things come to those who wait for good gossip.

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