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Phillip Phillips’ Mother Arrested For DUI

February 15, 2013 07:01 AM by Lisa Princ

Phillip Phillips, the current American Idol champion, can’t seem to avoid family drama these days. Back in November, it was rumored that Phillips shunned his family, forcing them to auction their pawn shop, and now, we’ve learned that Phillip Phillips’ mother was thrown in the slammer for driving under the influence!

Ah, the family problems continue to follow the current American Idol champ, Phillip Phillips like a black cloud. According to TMZ, Phillips’ mother was arrested yesterday for driving under the influence. Law enforcement told the site that after observing Sheryl Phillips swerving her van all over the road, she was pulled over and given a field sobriety test in Albany, Georgia.

After failing the sobriety test, law enforcement officers took Sheryl into custody, and then sent her to the local hospital. After being examined by doctors, they decided she was well enough to be tossed in the slammer. It’s still unclear whether or not Sheryl was drunk, or under the influence of drugs. Meanwhile, reps for the Phillips’ family told the gossip site that Sheryl and her husband split up last week.

For those of you who remember, we actually saw Sheryl Phillips appear on multiple episodes of American Idol last season. Back in November, there were rumors floating around that Phillips’ family had to auction their pawn shop, as the Idol champ would not give them any financial help, but Phillip never addressed those rumors.

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18 Responses to “Phillip Phillips’ Mother Arrested For DUI”

  1. Joan Says:
    February 15th, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Leave them alone for Gods sake. Frigging vultures.

  2. ANN Says:
    February 15th, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Phillip Philips family whether it be mom, dad, sister brother, etc. should not be a concern as to Phillip. Why try to bring down a man for his family actions. Anytime a man (person of interest) is brought in the middle of something they have no business it reflects as bad on them. Leave a person in the lime light of out family’s wrong. Makes no sense to me why try to make them look like the bad person as well.

  3. Carolyn Says:
    February 15th, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Don’t answer anything Phillip, no ones business unless you want it to be.

  4. PPSUCKS Says:
    February 15th, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Who Cares! This guy is no celebrity and never will be.

  5. Kalegna Says:
    February 15th, 2013 at 8:22 am

    It is not this boys responsibility to take care of his family. Especially if they are drunks

  6. think Says:
    February 15th, 2013 at 10:25 am

    I don’t see why he is obligated or responsible for his parents lives.
    He is conducting himself in a respectable manner.I’m sure he knows the situation of his parents a bit better than the press or public and is responding how he feels is best.

  7. Sandi Says:
    February 15th, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    They should be doing everything they can to
    stand behind him and not give him grief. I think
    he made them proud and now she is the one bringing disgrace to her family. The public
    is behind him and rightfully so as he was
    voted America’s Idol and has made something of
    his life.

  8. getitright Says:
    February 15th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Kalegna, you shouldn’t cast stones before you know the whole story. It even states in the article she might not have been drunk.

    She coulda been tripping on acid or something.

  9. Kate Says:
    February 15th, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    It’s no one’s business what Phillip’s family issues are. He will address them when he feels comfortable to do so! He is doing the smart thing and not saying anything.

  10. Robin Says:
    February 15th, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    This has nothing to do with Philip Phillips leave him alone. His mom needs to get a grip….Philip ignore this crap.

  11. Dianne Says:
    February 15th, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    I agree with 1, 2, and 3. There always has to be a 4 doesn’t there…and 5 she wasn’t drinking.

  12. Sue Says:
    February 15th, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    I think if the media would leave all these people alone there would not be so many problems. Not any of your business (or ours). Maybe we should start pulling out the secrets in the closets of the so-called journalists.

  13. Prez Obozo Says:
    February 15th, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Private family business. We all have family/personnel issues!

  14. E Mills Says:
    February 15th, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    so what its his family drama, his to deal with or nor the way he sees fit. I dont think people should try to air his dirty laundry he is a young star doing what he said he always wanted to do I had heard his family was trying to sell the pawn shop way before now. how does anyone know this was just notthe right time for his amily to do it. Phillip is busy trying to make a name for his self I happen to think he is very good at what he does. LEVE THE GUY ALONE. HELLS BELLS. THEY SEEMED TO MAKE IT ALRIGHT BEFORE HE MADE THE BIG TIME. WHY CANT THEY DO IT NOW.
    GO ON PHILLIP MAKE A NAME FOR YOUR SELF . YOUR FAMILY IS GROWN AND NOT YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. MAKE THE BIG TIME . WE ARE WAITING TO SEE THAT.
    FRO JUST ANOTHE GEORGIA FAN.

  15. TMC Says:
    February 15th, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    It doesn’t matter what happens with Philips family, they aren’t the ones who made the choice to be in the public eye, their son did. As for Philip he is an ignorant loser, I saw him last year at an AI concert, although the public are the ones who voted him in…he was rude to everyone, refusing any autographs, pictures etc….instead he sat on the bus for 30 – 45 minutes waiting to go to the venue or at least until he was taken off the bus ( I guess it wasn’t good enough for such a big star) and put him in a Escalade to drive him 1 1/2 blocks to the venue. The year before James (whatever his last name is) did the same thing and he didn’t even win….Now it seems like both of these losers are right back where they started…NO WHERE!!!!

  16. Laura Says:
    February 15th, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    I think, SO WHAT WHO CARES! It has nothing to do with Phillip. If anybody cares what his mom does needs to get a life!

  17. Dee Says:
    February 15th, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Do not believe all of what you read! Leave the guy alone and let him live his life in peace!

  18. alysia rice Says:
    February 15th, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    last year as you recall phillip was going through medical isssues. it took all he had to stay on top. so back off and get a life!

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