American Idol Winner Phillip Phillips Engaged!

Posted on December 27th, 2014 at 2:24 pm
True PhillipPhillipsengaged American Idol winer Phillip Phillips is engaged. The handsome season 11 champion proposed to long-term girlfriend Hannah Blackwell and she said 'yes'. Phillip shared the happy news on his Facebook page while a delighted Hannah showed off her new engagement ring on her Instagram page. She wrote: "I've been dreaming of this for over 20 years. I've been dreaming of this guy for just that long." Phillip told his fans via Facebook: "My best Christmas surprise is happening. We’re engaged yall! @HannahBlackwell!" The couple seem delighted with their happy news as they plan their new life together. Phillips became a heart-throb across America when he won Idol back in 2012 with his clear voice and good looks proving a big hit with fans. The couple -- who are both from Leesburg, Georgia, first met while volunteering at a women and children's center six years ago and have been dating ever since. And despite the fact that Phillip has plenty of adoring female fans across the country he was more than a little shy when it came to asking Hannah out. She previously revealed: "He was a little more nervous asking for our first date, ha! -- we were so awkward!"

Hanna, a nursing student, appeared in the video for Phillips' breakthrough single, "Home," and has  joined the singer often on tour even penning some lyrics for him too.

In a previous interview he said about Hannah: "My girlfriend is a lot smarter than me so she comes on the road and handles some of the business aspects -- she meets me at some points. Like I said, she's smarter than me and likes to read so she goes over things I look past."

Phillips recently wrapped an extensive North American tour supporting his latest album, Behind the Light, which featured the single, "Raging Fire."

He will hit the road again in 2015 with dates in Canada and South Africa starting on January 30.