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Report: 'American Idol' Alum Allison Iraheta Eloped With Matthew Hager

May 22, 2013 (5:18 am) GMT
The fourth-place finisher on 'Idol' season 8 has reportedly tied the knot quietly with her Halo Circus bandmate Hager in January.
Report: 'American Idol' Alum Allison Iraheta Eloped With Matthew Hager

is a married woman, The Hollywood Reporter reports. The fourth-place finisher on "" season 8 reportedly eloped with songwriter/producer Matthew Hager, who's also her bandmate in Halo Circus, in January.

Iraheta, 21, met Hager through a friend, guitarist David Immerman. They wrote a song together and joined in a band. "Matthew said we should write a song and have fun," she told THR. "Two or three weeks after that we wrote our first song."

"We liked being creative, and I thought it might be an opportunity to reintroduce myself to the music world. And it was," she added. "Our souls were patched together in this project. It was so honest. We felt like a family, so we continued to write as a band."

Hager has previously worked with the likes of , Scott Weiland, and .

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