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Pia Toscano's Ex Wasn't a Mark Ballas Casualty

4/18/2011 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"American Idol" cast-off Pia Toscano was a single woman two months BEFORE coming to Hollywood in March ...  and long before she started dating Mark Ballas ... TMZ has learned.

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As we previously reported, Pia and Mark went out on a date the NIGHT AFTER she got the boot from "Idol" ... and have since ratcheted up their romance.

There's a report out that Pia unceremoniously dumped her caterer boyfriend Carlos Nunez to trade up to Ballas.

But our "Dancing with the Stars"/"American Idol" spies tell us ... Carlos was history long before Mark entered the picture.

Check out the pics we got of Pia and her ex.  Ah, what could have been.


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46.

jc    

She hasn't made a record yet. She is already slutting around.

1247 days ago
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Howard Beatch    

Wait, take time? o.k. yeah, you give the contract to your lawyer/agent, they read it, and then you sign it. Maybe a day tops, and you don't even need to be there in person. You can fax, sign and mail the original back. I don't hate her, you are correct. what I do do hate is how my boy Carlos is being portrayed, like some poor 20-something year old loser who stalks young under age girls. She could have been 16 who cares, as long as no lines were crossed and they had relations after she turned 18, it's all good. he treated her like a Queen and she now decides to do like Jay-Z "on to the next one". Mark Balls-ass is a bum who is trying to ride Pia's hot wave. He has a new album coming out and she was the perfect fit for his promo stunt. New album, lets see how can we create a buzz, I know, I'll go out on a group date with her, make sure TMZ knows about it and boom, there's the buzz. I am not destroying her, Mark is. And if Interscope wants her to be a ballads singer, good luck with that. I'll wait to see her for free at the Howard Beach summer festival, begging for Carlos to take her back. On the way back from L.A. she should make a connection in Vegas, I hear Crazy Horse 2 is hiring.

1246 days ago
48.

mick    

dude if you were really carlos friend then you would know they aint broken up because mark is not dating her. Unfortunately, for him though her handlers are not going to allow her to hang out with puetro ricans anyway. They are going to have her with pretty, metro, white guys.

BTW, this kid might be a nice guy but pia is way out of his league. Stop acting like its her loss.

1246 days ago
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More Cowbell    

Mick...still obsessing over Pia I see. Frankly, you act like you know her personally and her private affairs but really, you're just a guy infatuated with a girl but in a really creepy way!

1246 days ago
50.

mick    

dont know her personally but i know people in the area and you guys bite the bait.She is not broken up with her bf and she is not with Mark. However, I am telling you all from experience that her handlers are trying to break her up from her bf. End of story.

Maybe I should make stupid remarks like she is ugly and can't sing. LOL

1246 days ago
51.

More Cowbell    

Who cares who you know, you just admitted you don't know her personally...so your claim that she is not broken up with her boyfriend, not with Mark Ballas and her peeps are trying to break up her relationship is just your opinion or hearsay. Why do you care so much about her personal relationships? You keep posting and repeating yourself over and over. Once, twice - ok but you are overboard!!

1245 days ago
52.

picasso007    

he was hurt..but now he don't care...he just got his 15 minutes of fame. lol!

1245 days ago
53.

quina    

i still think he has something with chelsie hightower

1242 days ago
54.

Howard Beatch    

She's just using her ass-ets. Nothing but an NYC hooch. Looks like Lindsay Lohan will have comp for the biggest tramp from New York City. At this point who cares? Pia, Mark and Carlos should a get together and have an orgy. They should air that on Fox! i can't wait for her to be in Maxim and then Playboy....Nice!

1239 days ago
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