Kellie Pickler has been dating Kid Rock for over a year

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Apparently the worst-kept secret in Nashville has still been one of the best-kept secrets outside of it. According to the San Francisco Gate and general internet buzz, Kellie Pickler (of “American Idol” fame) and Kid Rock have been dating – for over a year now! While they haven’t been public, Kellie’s let the word slip a few times, including a vague mention to during a radio interview.

Rocker Kid Rock is secretly dating “American Idol” star Kellie Pickler, according to tabloid reports.

The hitmaker showed up at the recent CMT Video Awards in Nashville, Tenn., with ex-girlfriend Sheryl Crow, but he was really at the award show to be close to his new love, according to the Globe.

A source tells the publication, “The romance between Kellie and Kid has been the worst-kept secret in Nashville.”

Insiders claim Pickler was talking about Kid Rock when she recently told a radio interviewer, “I’m seeing someone. I got a man. He’s a great, great guy. We’ve been seeing each other for over a year.”

Rock, real name Robert Ritchie, has been linked to a string of lovely ladies and was briefly married to Pamela Anderson in 2006.

[From the San Francisco Gate via Associated Content]

As the Gate mentioned, Kid Rock has very recently been linked with longtime friend Sheryl Crow – but somehow that match just didn’t make sense. They seem firmly ensconced in platonic territory, and frankly she seems too smart to date him.

For some reason I really do like Kellie Pickler. Even though she walks a fine line between ditzy and dumb (who could forget her hilarious turn on “Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader” in which she thought Europe was a country, didn’t know that Hungary was one, and asked what country Budapest was the capital of?), you can tell she’s genuinely a sweet, good person. And given her tough upbringing, I find it impossible not to root for her.

That said, I don’t really like the idea of her and Kid. I mean he married Pam Anderson. Beat up Tommy Lee. Has done dirtier things – and there’s video to prove it – than some adult movie stars. Kellie is hot and naive, and that’s a combination that’s bound to get her into trouble. Unfortunately she’ll just have to figure that out for herself – or surprise us when it turns out just fine.

Here’s Kelly on “Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader?”

Here’s Kellie at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville on June 16th. Images thanks to Fame Pictures . Kid Rock is shown at the People’s Choice Awards in January. Image thanks to Fame Pictures .

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  1. Tia C says:

    Well, there’s a match made in trailer park heaven!

  2. seriously wtf says:

    AH no! She is dating Kyle Jacobs. He just bought her a puppy for her bday. -Per People Mag. Just b/c someone is standing next to someone doesnt always mean they are dating …geez!

  3. Kelly says:

    Lord, help us. Kellie Pickler, please don’t reproduce.

  4. Miranda says:

    Well I am from Alabama and we had BamaJam here a few weekends ago and kid Rock was performing and Kellie Pickler Came out as a surprise and did Pictures together!

  5. Dana says:

    He is so dirty/do-ya-wrong-in-the-right-way hot!!! Women love that. Sorry, but they do.

  6. Ronnie says:

    Yeah..the sex is great, but you never bring these boys home to mommy..

  7. Julie says:

    well ewww, I would think Kelly Pickler could do much better. I highly doubt these two will last.

  8. Bodhi says:

    Kid Rock is my secret crush! I don’t know why, but I just think he is so sexy!

  9. barneslr says:

    He always looks like he needs a shower. She may be ditzy, but why would a pretty, talented young girl like KP get involved with this jerk? Surely there are more appropriate men that would like to date her.

  10. CP1973 says:

    She actually tweeted not to believe the tabloids because they don’t print the truth. She does have recent tweets btwn her and kyle and from what the rumours are; Kid is a very possessive/jealous guy so I don’t think he would put up with that.

  11. Dana says:

    Still, I’m not mad at her!

  12. Sara says:

    Tia how unfortunate that you are so rude a closed minded. Just because someone lives in a trailer park doesn’t mean they are trash. I spent the majority of my childhood growng up in a trailer park because my father as Marine and Vietnam vet couldn’t afford to purchase a house for us on government pay. Just because I lived there doesn’t make me in any way similar to Kid Rock or Kellie Pickler.

  13. voodoobetty says:

    Is it just me or does it seem that Kid Rock is trying to morph into Waylon Jennings?

  14. CP1973 says:

    Just read Kyle Jacobs latest tweet and he is annoyed at the tabloids for writing false articles..

  15. Madchen says:

    Ah, thanks for that, JayBird. It’s one of my all time favorite videos. Hee hee.

  16. Dana says:

    Could be – nothing wrong with the ’70′s Waylon vibe. One last thing – there are only 2 – maybe 3 – artists that come to mind that can play any instrument they touch: Barbara Mandrell, Kid Rock and probably Prince. That is pure talent my friends.

  17. Leni says:

    Ok. Here in Nashville our assumption is that Kellie P. is and has dating Kyle J. Kid Rock is known for coming over here and having a good time but that’s all.
    I personally am not from here originally but I have noticed that American schools (period) do not engage in much European history so I think Miss Pickler was just exposing the normal school system.

  18. Dana says:

    Then go home.

  19. BlueSkies says:

    Nobody Really Special Inc.

  20. BlueSkies says:

    Leni, you’re not in Harvard, Yale, Brown and Princeton anymore, hillbilly.

  21. lola lola says:

    I don’t care how “nice” you seem. If you think Europe is a country, you’re a jackass. Leni’s ignorance just shows what the rest of the world already thinks of Americans. We don’t need an embarrassment like Pickler to reinforce that view.

  22. gg says:

    Jeeze, Don’t jump all over leni about this – I’m married to a Brit and spend a lot of time over there and in the states. All the European kids I know are taught European history, mostly. American kids are taught American history. Make sense? That fact does not render one a “hillbilly”. Now that’s what’s ignorant.

    @ dana, who says: “He is so dirty/do-ya-wrong-in-the-right-way hot!!! Women love that. Sorry, but they do.”

    No they don’t. I’m in Nashville and I SURE DON’T like scuzzy men.

  23. Ned says:

    I got the impression he was actually a nice guy.

    I would worry more about the huge age and experience gap between them, that is a bit unfair for her, especialy since she seems pretty naive.

    I do hope this work out though. They both seem like nice people.

    By the way, I hate to ruin it to you, but you do know that at least “some” “parts” of the reality shows are scripted.

    She was just out from American Idol, and didn’t want to miss the momentum, so guess who was casted as a dumb blond (with a heart of gold)?

    I’m sure she knows about Europe y’all. Everybody can relax, now.

  24. lisa says:

    She is really sweet. I saw her on Ellen and have to say she is just an adorable person. If you can check it out. I don’t know if they are a couple. If they are he is the lucky one. I did hear he was dating Sheryl Crow.. She to me has lost a lot of her edge. Maybe it is the company she keeps.

  25. Leni says:

    Thanks gg. Ignorance comes in many forms and so does being rude.

  26. Dana says:

    You’re right – I can only speak for myself. Relax. Life is too short.

  27. Barbi says:

    She’s still white trash just white trash with money. Her poor parents. Even Pamela Anderson figured out Kid Rock was a lowlife.

  28. rob clemenz says:

    Kellie Pickler is beautiful (look at her), talented (listen to her), humble (hear her unabashedly admit she does not know something), generous (note she is playing for a Charity), kind and good with children ( observe her rapport with the boy on the show), and then show what a fool you are when you criticize her.

  29. Just a poster says:

    I think Kidd Rock is a hot mess!! Love that man.

    And in a way, I think they would make a great couple.

  30. Judy says:

    Dear Kelly;
    I have voted for you,,been to your concerts, I like to tell my close family that I’m your grandma,,But dear Kelly,please use your head about who you claim to be your bf. You can do so much better! Your beautiful, and talented. Please find someone classier, and more talented.

  31. Dana says:

    Barbi, are you a woman scorned?

  32. Denise says:


  33. Denise says:

    LOVE YOU KID ROCK!!!!!!!!!!
    You should write a song with ADAM Lambert!!!!

  34. gina says:

    I love KID ROCK!! I have seen him in concert three times and he blew me away!! He is down to earth and does not give a crap what anyone says about him!! Who cares who he dates.. Just as long as he keeps singing!!!

  35. Dee says:

    Ok, I am from the subs of Detroit and know from experience that Kid is a very nice guy. Met him at Joe’s funeral and have waited on him at the restaurant I work at.(GREAT TIPPER) Dont judge a book by its cover people. Looks arent everything,and remember they say “opposites attract”. Who are we to judge who Kid or Kel date?

  36. gee says:

    I just hope they all wear condoms. Especially after Pam Anderson!

  37. Rich and Loving it says:

    Really, people who spend their time on this website call people low lifes. That is calling the kettle black. I would expect more from so called “smart people” and would much prefer to have “trailer trash” as friends than ass wipes that call people names because their opinions differ from their own. Geez, get a life!

  38. dee says:

    gg, I feel compelled to point out that Kelly thinking Europe is a country has nothing to do with a lack of knowledge of either American “history” or European “history” since it’s a question of geography.

  39. peeter says:

    well, the kids got hisself in a real pickle now….

  40. gee says:

    But it is true that Europeans are taught more about the ‘world’, whether it is history or geography. But, within the US education system, there seems to be only a little about the outside world! It surprises some that there is actually something outside of these 4 walls!

  41. peeter says:

    I mean, he’s got hisself in a real Pickler now…

  42. Anne Marsh says:

    So sad – dumb, talented, sweet girl.
    Agree with a previous post – he looks like he needs a bath. Could you imagine letting “it” near “yours”? Nasty! Hope she had him tested!

  43. ME says:

    She is rather (really) stupid and adorable! She needs a great, smart man to love her. Not a trashy old rocker with 0 ethics!!!!!

  44. rita says:

    the last time i noticed or heard they are both adults.dont know if the rumors are true or not.what i do know is it is NON OF MY BUSINESS OR ANY ONE ELSES AS FAR AS THAT GOES.

  45. Gabbi says:

    “Trailer Trash”? Why seperate folks who live in trailers when we have people living in Governor’s homes, sits in both houses of Congress, and celebrities living the life of the rich and famous who are trashier than most people? Being trashy is not a factor of in what you live but in how you live.

  46. gg says:

    Dee you’re absolutely right – it’s geography not history. And yes, I totally agree that the US education system is woefully behind that of Europe, including the fact that they are always taught at least one other language.

    Little Kelli Pickler is probably no dumber than a lot of young women all over the US. She came into where I work and was a sweetheart. What you see is what you get. She’s endearingly self-deprecating, and does not put on airs. She’s also not white trash. I have a problem with that label. It’s too easy to toss out. If she acted trashy, it’d be one thing, but she just doesn’t.

    My best friend is an art broker and works for Bob Richie (Kid Rock). She’s says he’s just a normal acting, very nice guy and really likes him as a person.

    Now my opinion on Kid: His actions seem to reveal that he IS trashy. You can’t have drunken brawls in stripjoints and not be called trashy. :lol:

  47. Dana says:

    I’ll say it again – he is Dirty/Do-Ya-Wrong-In-The-Right-Way HOT!!! Now would I ACTUALLY go there – I dunno. Yes I do.

    Happy 4th everyone! Our differences make us unique and the world go ’round! Like my uncle says, “One man’s weed is another man’s flower!”

  48. hannah schoeffling says:

    im pretty positive they arent dating. my ex whore roomate, who was very beautiful, slept with kid rock after the mtv vma’s, and that was def. less than a year ago

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  50. Kinder says:

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  51. ClialisBUY says:

    It takes a long time to grow young.
    Pablo Picasso

  52. Sammie says:

    Kellie Pickler could do much better.

  53. Carrie says:

    I would do Kid in a New York minute-I’ve met him a couple times and he’s always been very gracious and thankful for his fans-who cares if he got drunk and rowdy-I’m sure many of you have had more then one night you’d like to forget as well as a relationship or 2

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  56. Rock says:

    Ha your all wrong who kid is dating keep guessing you might get it wright one day