Kimberly Locke is dating Celebrity Fit Club’s Harvey Walden

American Idol 2 finalist and Celebrity Fit Club participant Kimberly Locke is dating Harvey E. Walden IV, the drill sergeant-like trainer on VH1′s celebrity weight-loss show.

However, she told People that they’re not a couple. “He’s not officially my boyfriend. [His divorce] is why we’re not a couple yet. That is my rule. Whether you’re separated or married — whatever — I would like it to be cleared up. Until then we can hang out together and have fun together.”

She said that it was not her time on Celebrity Fit Club that led to the connection, which developed later. “We worked out on the show together for four months and never even said anything to each other. I thought he was mean. I didn’t want him to be mean to me, but then after the show was over and I saw him outside of work, he was really nice.”

Celebrity Fit Love: Kimberley Locke Dating Her Trainer [People]

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