Kris Allen On How He Juggles Marriage and His Career

July 17, 2009 By:
Kris Allen On How He Juggles Marriage and His Career

Attention American Idol fans! We have some good news…the Season 8 top ten finalists are coming to a venue near you!

Hollyscoop caught up with A.I. winner Kris Allen at Staples Center where Adam Lambert, Allison Iraheta, Anoop Desai, Danny Gokey, Lil Rounds, Matt Giraud, Megan Joy, Michael Sarver and Scott MacIntyre all made a stop for their Los Angeles show.

Hollyscoop talked with Kris about how his life has changed ever since America voted him the winner. The 24-year-old, who is married to wife Katy O'Connell, has been working around the clock on the Idol tour. Hollyscoop asked Kris how he is juggling his marriage and his new career as a superstar.

Kris told us, “I talk to my wife everyday. She would kill me if I didn’t. I try to keep in touch with my family as much as possible. I was home yesterday so that was kind of nice, I mean obviously it was a little bittersweet (His grandmother passed away last week, but he didn’t talk about it). I was able to see my parents, my brother, and a lot of my other family so it was good.“

In regards to missing his residence of Conway, Arkansas Kris told Hollyscoop, “Yeah, I miss the South. The food in the South is so great…other than the heat. We got off the plane and I was like ‘Oh gosh.’”

Kris revealed that he is currently finishing up his album. In regards to who would be his dream collaboration Kris said, “For me I would love love love, it would never happen, but Paul McCartney would be incredible.”

Finally, we had to know who his big celebrity crushes were, even if he is a married man!

Kris told Hollyscoop, “I think every guy has celebrity crushes. Mine are….Shakira…I’m a Shakira fan. I have a lot sort of….I was actually here for the Lakers game and I saw Magic Johnson. That was pretty awesome.”

Shakira and Magic Johnson! Interesting choices! We’ll be seeing a lot more of Kris Allen in the near future! The Idol tour is in full swing, so click here for the remaining dates. And his album is scheduled to come out via Jive Records this fall.

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