It’s been quite a year for David Cook.

As well as winning American Idol and recording an album, he’s also found love with his fellow Idol alum Kimberly Caldwell, 26.

The pair got together back in May, just before he beat David Archuleta for first place in the seventh season of the Fox show — and six months later they’re still going strong.

"It’s going great," David, 25, tells OK!. "Next to all the craziness that’s my life right now, she’s been an absolute anchor. I keep saying that as long as I don’t do anything to screw it up, we’re going to be together for a bit."

"I may have hit the lottery with life this past year," David says.

Meanwhile, David’s fulfilled another dream by performing on the Nov. 1 episode of SNL.

"Having any connection to that show," David says, "you can’t take that away from me, ever."

His new album, Light On, is due for release on Nov. 18.

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