Hooray for Phillip Phillips! The American Idol alum is engaged to his longtime girlfriend Hannah Blackwell. The season 11 winner announced the news via Facebook and Twitter on Friday, Dec. 26.
"My best Christmas surprise is happening. We're engaged yall! @HannahBlackwell," the 24-year-old captioned a pic of the future spouses.
In a second photo, Blackwell showed off her new engagement ring alongside a 1995 throwback pic of herself featured on a Christmas ornament.
"I've been dreaming of this for over 20 years," she gushed. "I've been dreaming of this guy for just that long. Overwhelmed with happiness. @phillphill."
The Georgia natives first met while volunteering together when they were 18, long before the "Home" singer won the FOX singing competition in May 2012. After the series finale, Phillips opened up about his relationship to Ryan Seacrest.
"She is really excited for me and she's helped me out a lot through this. I'm hoping she'll maybe be able to go on tour," he said. "It would be cool having her, she's supported me so much. Love her, love her to death."
It turns out, Phillips got his wish. "My girlfriend is a lot smarter than me so she comes on the road and handles some of the business aspects," he later told Elle magazine this past November. "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."
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