(Mar. 2, 8:00PM ET) -- TMZ has heard from contestants on 'American Idol' that Ace Young has a girlfriend. They said her name is Essence Atkins, an actress who's a regular on the UPN series 'Half & Half." We went right to the source and asked Essence if Ace was a good kisser. Take a look.
And get this -- after dating for a year, Ace appeared last October on 'Half & Half' with Essence and even sang on the episode.
Essence told TMZ that on Christmas day, Ace and his four brothers make the rounds at children's hospitals in his hometown of Denver and sing Christmas carols.