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Pia Toscano & Mark Ballas Have Broken Up! Exclusive!

Fri, May 13, 2011 12:56pm EDT by 12 Comments

After a whirlwind romance, former ‘American Idol’ contestant Pia Toscano tells us she’s just ‘friends’ with Mark Ballas and is ready to focus on her career!

That didn’t last long! After meeting each other on the lot for Dancing with the Stars and American Idol, Pia Toscano and Mark Ballas shared a fast relationship (she even met his family!), but the 22-year-old singer tells their romance is over nearly as quick as it began.

“You know, he is so busy and I am so busy, we really are just friends!” Pia told us exclusively at the launch of the Samsung Infuse 4G by AT&T event in Hollywood May 12. “He is a wonderful person, who comes from a wonderful family! I’m really rooting for him…”

Pia and Mark, 24, shared neighboring trailers for their reality shows and started seeing each other after she was shockingly eliminated from American Idol April 7. The couple even did cross overs, with Pia performing on Dancing with the Stars while Mark danced — and Mark sitting in the front row for one of Pia’s returns to Idol.

That said, don’t feel badly for Pia’s loss. She’s ready to take the world by storm.

“I’m really working hard,” she told us. “I’m working hard right now on my music!”

Are you surprised Pia and Mark called it quits? Sound off below!

Kirstin Benson, with reporting by Russ Weakland

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