May 27th, 2010
03:03 PM ET
Not only did Crystal “MamaSox” Bowersox lose the "American Idol" title, she also lost her beau.
The runner-up revealed during an interview on “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest’s radio program that she and her boyfriend, “Big Tony,” broke up the day of the season’s final performance show.
“He went home,” Bowersox said. “He wasn't cool with the lifestyle."
Throughout the season, “Big Tony” was spotted in the audience cheering MamaSox on to victory, and she had even hinted a time or two that she wouldn’t mind making their relationship more permanent.
But the singer told Seacrest and judge Kara DioGuardi, who accompanied her on the radio show, that there was no animosity between her and her ex. She said she saddened that they broke up on the day she took the stage in her last attempt to win.
Rather than letting it get her down, the single mother said, she used the experience to help inspire her in achieving the music career she has long wanted.
"He's a small-town guy and that's fine,” Bowersox said. “I'm a small-town girl, but I want this. I want this more than anything, this career, this lifestyle. I didn't think he was up for it ... he didn't think he was up for it."
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