lee dewyze jonna walsh gi Lee DeWyze engaged; season 9 'American Idol' champ to marry Jonna WalshAlthough they’ve only been dating for eight months, “American Idol” winner Lee DeWyze and fiance Jonna Walsh announced their engagement on Wednesday (July 27).

DeWyze popped the question on a private yacht at Disney World on July 16, according to People.com.

“Jonna is a Disney freak,” says DeWyze. “They were playing love songs on the boat and I got down on my knee and asked her. I had a speech prepared but it all went out the window so I just asked her. She started crying and I said, ‘Is that a yes?'”

The couple met last October when Walsh, a model, turned up for a casting call for DeWyze’s video for his single “Sweet Serendipity.”

“We hung out and we went to a Lakers game on our first date,” says DeWyze. “She’s a Lakers fan and I’m a Chicago Bulls fan and we just clicked out of the gate.”

DeWyze isn’t worried about the stability of his whirlwhind romance.

“When you know, you know,” he says. “We both feel that way. We don’t need to be together 20 years before we figure it out.” 

Posted by:Liz Kelly Nelson