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Phillip Phillips Responds To Rumors That He Shunned His Family

November 06, 2012 12:00 PM by Lisa Princ

A few days ago, we heard the rumors that American Idol champ, Phillip Phillips shunned his family, forcing them to put their beloved Pawn Shop up for sale. Since then, Phillip has been questioned about what really went down – and you may not believe his reply!

Phillip Phillips, current winner of American Idol, was recently accused of not helping his family financially, leaving them with no other choice than to put their Pawn Shop up for auction to help them recover from some of their debt. When TMZ first reported this story, they attempted to contact Phillip, but were unsuccessful.

Recently however, TMZ did manage to catch up with Phillip Phillips, who did not elaborate, but simply told them: “I have no comment … but my album’s coming out soon.” The gossip site went on to add that Phillip reiterated that he does indeed love his family, but he refused to explain or elaborate on what was really going on, or even confirm if he has indeed shunned his family.

Rumors go on to claim that Phillips’ family has asked the singer for help on more than one occasion, and they are hurt that Phillip has not offered to help them financially. Hmm, weren’t they a close knit group while he was on Idol? And the Phillips family mystery continues….

What do you think happened? Why is Phillip Phillips not talking or even defending himself? What do you think of Phillip Phillips shunning his family? Who is lying here? We know you have an opinion, and we want to hear it! Comment below to share your thoughts with us.

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15 Responses to “Phillip Phillips Responds To Rumors That He Shunned His Family”

  1. Patricia Link Says:
    November 6th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    His family actually started to put the pawn shop for sale while he was still on Idol. TMZ always make things look worse than it is

  2. Cathy Stater Says:
    November 6th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Why do his parents expect him to take care of them? Just because they supported him emotionally during American Idol? That is what parents are suppose to do. Give Phillip a break! He seems like a nice young man.

  3. alysia rice Says:
    November 6th, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    people please, the shop was an ongoing thing before idol came on! secound he has been very busy third he has not yet received his earnings from idol so how can he help. he is not like that he wouldnt do that to his family, so back off tmz!

  4. Hilary Says:
    November 6th, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Everybody needs to give this kid a break!

  5. Bill Says:
    November 6th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Phillip should be more than happy to help his family out,they are his parents and won’t be around forever.They supported him paying their own way while he was on Idol,Hotels and plane fares are expensive.He stands to make millions,personally I hope his new album fails and this news won’t help him.

  6. Cara Says:
    November 7th, 2012 at 12:19 am

    If you follow any of his family on twitter, you know sisters bro in-laws, you would see he has been with his family recently and they have tweeted that the story is “bogus”. He does love his family very much. He is a really nice guy. TMZ also reported earlier this year that Donnie has been trying to sell the shop for some time. Nothing new. Give him a break!

  7. Paul Crider Says:
    November 7th, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Printing lies like this (Placed just before his album comes out), Is a cruel ploy at trying to hurt his album sales!!!!Too many un substanciated so called insider poop only proves once again that you dont REALLY know POOP!!! So, back off and shove your head back up your ass where it belongs!!!!

  8. Bill Says:
    November 7th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    When the reporter caught up with Phillip,when asked why he didn’t help his family out financially he replied”NO COMMENT” he should have cleared up the rumors if that is what they are.He said he loves his parents,but I think he loves money more,in my opinion he has lost his humility.

    Talented yes,compassionate NO

  9. Paul Crider Says:
    November 8th, 2012 at 11:42 am

    The reason Phillip said “no comment” is because it is no body’s business but he and his family!!!The National Enquirer always tells the truth and idiots like you believe that crap. Heres one that you can take as the most valid truth. Martians are taking over the White House and they are making all the congress and Senate into mindless Zombies.An insider at the white House says that our new President is from Mars and is the head Martian!!! Is that true, or a vicious rume? You tell me!!!

  10. Ren Says:
    November 8th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    I am amazed how people will just believe such an obviously exploiting news source. Phillip did the right thing… he didn’t lower himself to TMZ’s level to have to explain such outright untruths to the very media that conjured up the lies. It’s called taking the high road and I understand why TMZ might not recognize the idea. Phillip was home with his family when this obviously untrue lie surfaced. I live in the town the pawn shop is located and that shop has been up for sale way before Phillip went to AI. Mr. Donnie is having the auction of the pawn shop and contents to give back to the community that helped raise all the money for them to travel back and forth to LA during AI and afterwards for Phillips surgeries. This family is generous, loving and great community supporters that do not deserve this kind of outright scandal. But that is okay, everyone who meets him will know this is untrue, you can tell by talking to him or his family. Why would a news source intentionally try to ruin the debut of someone’s CD which is his dream, hard work and dedication just for a smut story? It’s disgusting!!!!

  11. Margo Lynne Says:
    November 8th, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    I agree that TMZ is trying to discredit an amazing young man at a time when they could damage the release of his new album. I applaud Phillip for not commenting, but then he decided to add that he loves his family, and then reminded the reporter through his answers that his only business with Phillip is discussing his album, his songs, and his songwriting accomplishments. Way to go, Phillip. I felt that his response did show just how irritated he was with the guy, but he did not get rude. Why don’t these idiots just back off? Give a new artist a chance to stand on the merits of his album without trying to tear him down personally. I’m a fan, but even if I wasn’t, I would still think TMZ’s story stinks!

  12. J.M. Boyd Says:
    November 12th, 2012 at 9:54 am

    This comment is just not true! Anyone who has seen him with his father, who has been by his side the entire way, can see the close bond between them. I think it is just trash!!

  13. Bill Says:
    November 18th, 2012 at 7:27 am

    If TMZ don’t have their facts Phillip should hire a good lawyer,he has a case.However I have seen several times on video his Father saying Phillip barely talked to them and when he did answer their phone calls he was abrupt with them.I know he was on the bus writing songs for his album and he probably didn’t want to lose his present thoughts.
    I think Phillip is a good person and talented but he should do whatever he can for his parents.Yes,his Father also said they have tried to sell the pawn shop several times.Thay’s clear..
    I see where Phillip has done several charity events and for that he get props…

  14. Mabel Says:
    November 20th, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Actually, he won because of the sympathy received. We all know that Jessica was the one with the voice. The true story is coming out!

  15. bump Says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 5:02 am

    A useless irrelevent individual.
    He wont last a year other then those 40+ year olds who fantasize about licking him!


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