American Idol Winner Phillip Phillips Engaged To Hannah Blackwell!
Phillip Phillips, who won season 11 of “American Idol,” just got engaged to Hannah Blackwell, his longtime girlfriend who stuck by his side when he won the singing competition back in 2012. Alongside a photo of the smiling couple, which prominently featured Blackwell’s diamond engagement ring, Phillips tweeted late Friday night, “My best Christmas surprise is happening. We’re engaged yall! @HannahBlackwell!”
Phillips and Blackwell have been together for five years, well before he even auditioned for “American Idol.” The two met at a shelter for women and children, where they both were volunteers. Blackwell, for her part, took to Instagram to show off her new ring and express her love for her fiancé. She wrote, “I’ve been dreaming of this for over 20 years. I’ve been dreaming of this guy for just that long. Overwhelmed with happiness.”
As you’ll recall, the singer struggled during his time on “American Idol” with kidney stones, and was even rushed to the hospital at one point, but somehow endured all the pain to compete on the finale. After winning the singing competition, Phillips, a former pawn shop worker, underwent a six-and-a-half hour operation to remove a number of kidney stones that were too large to pass.
This past May, Phillips released his second album, Behind The Light, featuring the song “Raging Fire.” Some of his other big hits include “Gone, Gone, Gone” and “Home,” which went quadruple platinum. Gossip Cop congratulates Phillips and Blackwell, and wishes them many years of happiness and love together!