Helena’s Bo Bice, girlfriend apply for marriage license

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 29, 2005

American Idol finalist Bo Bice made a quick appearance at the Shelby County Courthouse last week to take yet another big step in his now-famous life.

Bice was with girlfriend, or fianc/ as she is now known, to register for a marriage license on June 15.

Harold Edwin &uot;Bo&uot; Bice, 29, officially registered for the license with Caroline Merrin Fisher, 24, both of Helena.

According to a People magazine article written on Bice following the end of American Idol, he and Fisher have been dating for around two years. Bice talked about his relationship with Fisher in a June 23 interview with Rolling Stone Magazine. He said the two share a modest two-bedroom home together alongside their three dogs, three cats and two turtles.

There has been no public announcement of the couple’s wedding plans, and family friends are staying tight-lipped about the engagement.

Attempts by the Reporter to contact Bice or his manager at RCA records were unsuccessful.

Bice was one of two finalists on the FOX reality show, eventually falling to Oklahoma native Carrie Underwood.

Since then, however, he has said he had been praying Underwood would win because he did not fit the American Idol mold.

Bice’s first single was released on June 21 and features the songs &uot;Inside Your Heaven&uot; and &uot;Vehicle.&uot;