Kris Allen Talks Adam Lambert, Touring, Marriage On 'Ellen'

'We stayed really good friends,' he says of Lambert.

While "American Idol" finalist Adam Lambert is dealing with the fallout from his controversial performance on the American Music Awards, his pal and "Idol" winner [artist id="3188062"]Kris Allen[/artist] stopped by "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Tuesday (November 24) and joked with the host about how closely tied his career has been to Lambert's thus far.

"I think everyone is going to put us together, no matter what happens," he said. "But it's cool. People can't compare us musically at all ... or in our lives. We stayed really good friends. We hung out the other night."

Allen has been married for a little over a year, and told Ellen that he was excited to finally be able to bring his wife Katy out on the road. "We're doing some Christmas shows, some promo for the album," he said. "She's gonna come to some stuff. It'll be good. She wasn't able to come on the 'Idol' tour — there were some rules where she couldn't [come] on the bus."

The current "Idol" champ, who sang his single "Live Like We're Dying" off his freshly released self-titled debut album, also discussed how he found his one and only in his wife, whom he's known for the last eight years. "People are like, 'Why'd you get married so young?' And I was like, 'I just knew,' " he revealed, causing the audience to audibly swoon. "Oh gosh, I wasn't trying to be cuddly and nice [when I said that]. If you know, you know. I didn't want to try anything else."