Phillip Phillips Talks "American Idol" Win & Girlfriend

Posted Thursday May 24, 2012 3:22 PM GMT

Moments after being crowned the season 11 winner of "American Idol", Phillip Phillips stepped back stage with Ryan Seacrest and opened up about the win and his relationship with his girlfriend.

Ryan asked Phillip what he said to his parents after walking off stage and Phillip admitted, “I couldn’t really talk! I think I was still crying. They were just saying ‘We love you, and we’re so proud of you.’ They said ‘We knew it would happen,’ but I didn’t. I never saw any of this ever happening. It’s just so surreal to me.”

Phillips took the confetti- filled stage Wednesday night to perform as the new "American Idol", but halfway through the song broke down in tears and fell into the arms of his family.

When asked if he was able to take it all in and have a second to breathe Phillips explained, “I did. I had a couple of minutes. I don’t think I’ll ever get use to it. Still I’ll probably need a few days or maybe a few months to get use to it.”

It seems Phillips may not be the only one who is going to have to adjust to the celebrity lifestyle as he's still dating his long time girlfriend, but when Ryan asked if she's the jealous type the "American Idol" champ said, “Naw. She doesn’t. She’s very supportive, and she’s…gotten used to it. I’ve done a lot of gigs and stuff. I’m like ‘Oh gosh, here we go’, but she makes it known that she’s with me.”

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