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Katherine Webb

A.J. McCarron Upset

Over GF's Sudden Fame

1/9/2013 1:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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2:07 PM PT -- Katherine has released a statement to TMZ confirming she cancelled 8 interviews scheduled for today ... but says, "My decision to cancel the interviews was not made at A.J.'s request."

Katherine says she decided to pull out because she feared her relationship with A.J. will be viewed as a "celebrity status" thing ... instead of a real, legitimate connection ... and worries that the misconception could spell doom for the couple.

"I want it to be about me and him," Webb says ... adding, "He's a guy I can see myself having a real future with."

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Katherine Webb has gone off the grid ... banning herself from speaking to ANY media outlets ... partly because her superstar QB boyfriend A.J. McCarron is upset that he's been overshadowed by Webb's hotness.

Of course, Webb -- Miss Alabama USA 2012 -- shot to instant fame Monday night, when ESPN announcer Brent Musburger pointed her out in the crowd and RAVED about how insanely attractive she is.

Since the game, Webb's gained more than 100k Twitter followers and has been getting hit up by media outlets from around the country -- including the "Today" show and various entertainment news shows.

But sources close to Webb tell us ... McCarron made it clear to her -- he's not happy that the media is ignoring his accomplishments on the field. We're told Webb is taking her relationship seriously and thinks the publicity could torpedo things with A.J.

In fact, we're told one major media outlet showed up to Webb's front door this morning looking to speak with Katherine ... but she turned them down. We're told she also backed out of several interviews that were already scheduled.

Sources connected to the situation tell TMZ ... Donald Trump -- who owns the Miss USA competition -- got word of Webb's self-imposed media blackout ... and decided to get involved.

We're told Trump talked her into appearing on the "Today" show -- but she won't budge when it comes to doing any other PR.

Sources close to A.J. tell us ... the QB has made it clear to friends he wants to keep his private life private. One source tells us A.J. isn't jealous of Katherine, but wants to keep the spotlight on his team and their accomplishments.

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31.

I am Spartacus    

This chick must be sitting around googling herself or something because less than 10 minutes after the story was up there was an UPDATE after she contacted them. Already over this chick. On to the next one.

590 days ago
32.

DaDa    

Lucky all this attention came out during / after the game and not before, he would have been to upset to play with it BBC on his mind.

590 days ago
33.

Mel    

Her latest comment confirms it, they are both dimwits!!

590 days ago
34.

spectator72    

This couple might be the only normal people here so there is life and hope .

Just found photos of celebs bowling one photo is Lil Wayne .Got that wrong pal .suppose to throw Lil Wayne not the ball

590 days ago
35.

Ben    

Holding back a woman is one of the worse things you can do. And you will LOSE her in the end. You want PR? Play well and win !

590 days ago
36.

DaDa    

With it being on his mind.

590 days ago
37.

Big Ad    

She's Miss Alabama and is avoiding PR because of the QB she knew for a hot minute? She better ride this PR wave and get paid! She must think he's going to make the NFL and make millions...NOT!

590 days ago
38.

MP    

Oh boo hoo. What a baby, another man-child ready to be foisted upon the world.

590 days ago
39.

DaDa    

I wish someone would fix how close these buttons are.

590 days ago
40.

Poopface    

Saying youre not jealous only to complain about how youre not receiving as much attention as your girlfriend....doesn't put this guy in a very nice light.. the worst part is, he isn't even jealous about other men thinking she's attractive..he's jealous because HE isn't recieving as much attention...

Way to make yourself look like a petty sad azzho!e

590 days ago
41.

tgrfan42069    

they will be done in a month or so.all of those celeb guys after her and what not.sorry aj but you lose

590 days ago
42.

hi    

Katherine if your BF really loves you,he should let you do what you want and you can do better than him,he's not even in the NFL what the heck. This is an opportunity for you,you could get a better job by being out there.

590 days ago
43.

tgrfan42069    

TBH she looks alright.but she isnt all that and a bag of chips like everyone seems to be making her out to be.i have seen way hotter females out and about in my home town

590 days ago
44.

Joey Balls    

This has been so grossly exaggerated. Brent Musberger's comments were fairly normal for an announcer. He wasn't raving or being creepy. It must a slow news week.

590 days ago
45.

Nobrows    

Kiss that relationship off. Looks like the little boy has an ego problem. He was dating way over his head to begin with. She can do better.

590 days ago
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