Well color us (not entirely) surprised.
Crystal Bowerox — who came thisclose to winning AMERICAN IDOL back in season 9 — has officially come out of the closet.
The famously dreadlocked singer-songwriter made her big announcement this morning on Twitter, telling her 60,330 followers:
“Let me set the record straight. I’m Bi. Pun intended.”
The news comes as Crystal, 28, is promoting a new holiday song called “Coming Out For Christmas.”
“The holidays are here, and it pains me to think that anyone would be left alone or be forbidden to be with their family over something as silly as their sexual orientation,” she says in a statement to the media. “I hope [the song] will serve as a holiday anthem for people who may finally have the courage to live their life as their true authentic self, proudly and unapologetically, and that their friends and family will love and accept them with loving open arms. May we all celebrate this holiday season together, celebrate equality, and give thanks for the true spirit of Christmas- with our one human family.”
Crystal ended her 2 1/2 year marriage to musician Brian Walker earlier this year. She has a 4 year-old son, Tony, from a previous relationship, but has not been publicly linked to any women.
The singer is currently in the middle of a cross country tour (get dates here).