Idol's Crystal Bowersox: Split Was "Bad Timing"

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American Idol runner-up Crystal Bowersox says she is coping well despite splitting with her boyfriend Tony the day before the Fox show's finale.

"It was bad timing," she says Friday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "He's a small town guy, and I don't blame him for anything. He's been amazing. He's been my rock through all this, so ... it's all right."

The 24-year-old Ohio native, who has a baby from a previous relationship, won't have time to mourn.

On Thursday, both she and winner Lee DeWyze signed record deals.

"Now the real work begins," she told at the Idol finale Wednesday. "My life is never going to be the same, and I’m ready for all of it."