Kimberley Locke: ‘Clay & I Aren't Really Friends Anymore'

Former “American Idol” Season 2 contestant Kimberley Locke and runner-up Clay Aiken may have been close friends, even roommates at one time, but now their friendship is on the skids according to Kimberley.

“Clay and I aren’t really friends anymore,” Kimberley told Access’s Laura “Dish Of Salt” Saltman Tuesday at a rehearsal for the 2008 “American Idol Holiday Tour.”

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“We lived together, but some things transpired and, you know, we’re just — I don’t really talk to Clay anymore,” she continued. “It’s hard to live with someone. Roommates, boyfriends, girlfriends.”

Though she’s had problems living with people in the past, Kimberley said her boyfriend, “Celebrity Fit Club” fitness coach Harvey Walden, who she met while on the VH1 series, is a much better match than her former roomies.

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“We’re very respectful of one another’s space,” Kimberley said of Harvey.

Both Kimberley and Harvey are busy with their own projects, including a music and fitness cruise venture together, and the former “Idol” contestant said their busy schedules help their relationship.

“The beauty about dating in this world is that there’s a built in vacation from each other,” she told Laura. “You’re traveling so much and you’re so busy that you really have to work hard at making time. You’re not under each other 24 hours, seven days a week. When you get together, it’s like, ‘Yeah, I’m happy to see you.’”

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