From the constant high-pitched screams in the “American Idol” studio whenever Phillip Phillips is onstage, it’s very clear he’s popular among the young ladies. Jennifer Lopez swoons whenever she critiques his performances. Now, Ryan Seacrest‘s girlfriend Julianne Hough has joined the Phil Phillips fan club.
During the Top 6 live show, Seacrest mentioned on air that when Hough met Phillips backstage, she sighed and said “yummy.” A natural reaction — have you seen that smile? But what you might not have picked up on TV is that Hough, who was watching the show from offstage, laughed so loudly you could hear her in the studio audience.
Zap2it spoke with Phillips about the moment after the show, and he says Seacrest has nothing to worry about — though he’s flattered by the attention.
“I ain’t complaining! She’s a gorgeous woman and Ryan’s an awesome guy so they’re an awesome match,” he says.
“I think she got all giddy or something but I don’t know. It was funny.”
Fellow finalist Hollie Cavanagh jokes that “Seacrest better watch out!” Seriously, though, she says that Hough introduced herself to the finalists backstage and she was as lovely as expected. “She’s so sweet and so funny. It’s weird, because you meet people that are celebrities, but she was so normal and very excited to meet us. We were excited to meet her, so it was awkward! She’s amazing and she’s beautiful as well.”