Phillip Phillips‘ existence as a single man? Gone, Long Past, Long Past!
The American Idol season 11 winner is engaged to his longtime lady friend Hannah Blackwell, the singer announced on his Facebook and Twitter.
“My absolute best Christmas shock is going down,” he wrote alongside a photo of the chuffed couple showing off the ring. “We’re engaged yall!”
The ring adorning Blackwell’s finger appears to be a solitaire diamond on a gold band. Basic and exquisite.
Phillips and Blackwell began relationship lengthy prior to he began his experience on American Idol. The 2 met while volunteering at a girls and youngsters’s safe haven in 2009.
“He was once just a little more apprehensive inquiring for our 1st date ha,” she tweeted in regards to the rocky start to their relationship. “We were so awkward!”
The Georgia native said after his big American Idol win again in 2012 that Hannah was once an enormous give a boost to device from the very beginning.
“She was so excited for me and she helped me out rather a lot thru this,” Phillip gushed. “She’s supported me all the way through all of this. I Really Like her to death!”
Phillips launched his 2d studio album, Behind the light, this past Could and toured with O.A.R. this summer. His hit single “Gone, Long Gone, Long Past” was once used because the send-off tune for eliminated American Idol contestants in season 12.
Congrats, you two!