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'American Idol' Finalist

Denies Being 'Other Woman'

in Bitter Divorce

11/11/2012 4:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1109-Elise-Testone-Errol-Cooney-tmz-ap"American Idol" finalist Elise Testone is a no-good man-thief who broke up the 6-year marriage of an 'Idol' guitarist -- at least according to the dude's wife, but Elise tells TMZ she never did the deed.

Here's the deal ... Elise met Errol Cooney during Season 11 of 'Idol' -- when she made it to the top 6, and he played guitar for the band. Both Elise and Errol were on Idol's summer tour.

Just last week Errol's wife Erin Cooney filed for divorce in LA County Superior Court ... citing "irreconcilable differences" -- but a rep for Erin tells TMZ the real reason for the breakup is an alleged affair between Errol and Elise.

The rep claims ... back in September, Erin stumbled upon what she believed to be incriminating emails between Elise and Errol, and immediately confronted him.

The rep says Errol confessed to everything.

In addition, TMZ obtained an email Elise sent to Erin last week ... in which Elise says, "Errol was the only person who I felt really loved me in my entire life."

Elise also apologizes to Erin for "any pain you feel I may have caused you, but this is not my fault."

When we contacted Elise ... she denied having the affair, saying ... "We developed a friendship on Tour and he developed feelings for me."

Elise adds, "Their divorce has nothing to do with me and has been a long time coming." Attempts to reach Errol were unsuccessful.

A.I. chicks ... something in the water?


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OH NO!    

Someone needs to check Ernesto's........errr Errol's Green Card. Nice mustache..LOL.

714 days ago


and we care about these people because?

714 days ago


thats a whole lot of unknown ppl who's name begins w/ E

714 days ago


She's guilty. She didn't deny sleeping with him. She just pretty much said his marriage was over before she came into his life. Unless he had his own apartment and Elise could freely call his wife. . . he was/is married. These women who justify sleeping with a married man cuz he told them that his wife just doesn't understand him are just plain idiots! Elise, you're gonna lose him the way you got him. Ask LeeAnn how man-stealing is workin' out for her. She's a basket case, waiting for him to cheat on her. She knows it's coming. It's called karma.

713 days ago


How can you say it wasn't your fault when you're having some sort of affair with a married man???? IT IS YOUR FAULT TOO...50/50 sorry. He's a piece of crap for breaking his marriage vows and you're a HO for getting involved him........SHE'S IN HER LATE 20's...SHE KNOWS's not like she's 21 and still stupid about life...Shame on the both of you.

713 days ago


Who cares !!

713 days ago


She's lying so she won't feel like a HOMER WRECK'N WHORE....AI $LUT$.

713 days ago


Both ugly. Both deserve themselves. Love is a beautiful thing;

713 days ago


First off, Who the hell cares about this has been Elise. She is also dead-ass homily, has NO-TALENT, and besides that, now is a homewrecker...ewww GO AWAY....GO AWAY>>>>>

713 days ago


The person responsible for the breakup of the marriage is the husband. No outside person can break up a marriage without someone in the marriage going along with it.

713 days ago


Damn, she is ugly.

713 days ago


Lets get series Erin, deep down you know your marriage went south a long time ago. Oh honey, I know it is so much easier to blame someone else, but...really...OWN UP, you and Errol are to blame here!

713 days ago


Dear TMZ, I just read your storytelling's of Michael Jackson, Mark Wahlberg & a reference to 9/11. StoryTelling & 9/11 should never happen. Imagine how Jewish people feel when ignorant people say "the Holocaust never happen". My apologize to reference something so despicable. On behalf all the kids & family members whom lost someone they love, sorry for your pain....

713 days ago

psycho nurse    

If they will cheat with you, they will cheat on you.

713 days ago


They won't have to change the liens, they all have the first initial E

707 days ago

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