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Crystal Bowersox marries friend-turned-fiance Brian Walker [updated]

Crystal Bowersox gets married "American Idol" star Crystal Bowersox married musician Brian Walker on Sunday in Chicago in front of about 60 guests, after short engagement -- and the bride wore hemp.

"I can't believe how incredibly lucky we are to have found so much laughter, love, and light within each other," the most recent "Idol" runner-up told People magazine. "We're one happy WalkerSox family."

Walker and Bowersox, who met six years ago, announced their engagement in September; on Sunday, in line with her Bohemian style, the 25-year-old wore a gown made of hemp and cotton with macrame, seashell and bead details by designer Tara Lynn, People said.

Bowersox, nicknamed "MamaSox" during the competition in which she finished second behind Lee DeWyze, split with then-boyfriend Tony Kusian on the morning of the May 25 "Idol" season finale performance show.

"He wasn't cool with the lifestyle," Bowersox told Ryan Seacrest at the time. "I didn't break up with him ... it was a mutual thing."

[For the record, 2:43 p.m.: An earlier version of this post referred to Kusian as the father of Bowersox's son. He is not. Thanks to commenters @Kash and @faith for flagging the gaffe.]

Her son, Tony, now 1½, was the ring bearer at the wedding Sunday.

— Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Crystal Bowersox backstage after the "American Idol" finale in Los Angeles on May 26, 2010. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press

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Comments () | Archives (7)

Congratulations Chrystal!

I am so happy for her. I wish she married the father of her son though but, hey, these things dont always have a hollywood ending. She has a unique style and sound, I voted for her thru out the idol season and i know alot of great music will still come from her


Tony Kusian was not the father of her baby, he was only her boyfriend. The father of her baby moved back to Romania.

I just wanted to say I am happy for her I grew up a town away from her. But Tony is not the babys father which she stated on the show Idol.

good luck to crystal and new husband. loved crystals singing. liked lee to, but crystal was the best to me.!!


I love you crystal, you are a very beautifull and talented woman, I wish you all the luck in the world , you are so pure and kind i wish there were more people in this world like you but that is what makes you special, always stay true to yourself nomatter how far you go in your life and i know it will be far because you are my favorate singer of all times. God Bless you and keep you you..


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