Bo Bice Marries His Hometown Girlfriend

'American Idol' runner-up had been keeping nuptials secret, but let it slip to MTV News during an interview.

Bo Bice has made an honest woman out of his girlfriend of two years.

The 29-year-old “American Idol” runner-up married 24-year-old Caroline Merrin Fisher in an intimate ceremony on June 15 in the couple’s hometown of Helena, Alabama, according to Bo’s spokesperson.

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Bice had been keeping the nuptials a secret but slipped in an interview with MTV News on Monday while joking about the difficulty of achieving longevity in music.

“I’m ready to be the five-minute warrior just like I am in the bedroom,” Bice joked. “I gave my wife the best three seconds of her life.”

Earlier in the interview, the humble Bice acknowledged his relationship with Fisher. “I’m grateful to have my beautiful woman as my woman back home, and I just wanna say, ‘I love you baby, I love you Caroline,’ ” he said.

During the taping of “American Idol,” rumors surfaced of a relationship between Bo and eventual winner Carrie Underwood, although Bice said the two were more like siblings.

“She’s a beautiful girl,” Bice said. “I love her so much, she’s like a sister to me. I know that sounds cliché. But if I didn’t have a beautiful, wonderful woman at home that I love with every [ounce] of my existence, man, I would not dare wander far from the aspect that Carrie would be someone that I would find appealing and beautiful, because I really do think she’s lovely and wonderful. But I’m also just truly grateful to have her as a friend.”

Confirmation of Bo’s wedding comes on a day when the rocker has another reason to celebrate. His first single, “Inside Your Heaven”/ “Vehicle,” debuted at #1 on Billboard‘s Hot Singles Sales chart on Thursday (June 30).

Bice will perform “Vehicle” with Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” Wednesday.

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