Kelly Clarkson is engaged. The "Since You've Been Gone" singer has announced she will wed 35-year-old talent manager Brandon Blackstock, who popped the question last night after nine months of dating.
The 30-year-old star - who shot to fame after winning American Idol in 2002 - shared her joy with her fans on Twitter, writing, "I'm engaged!!!! I wanted y'all to know!! Happiest night of my life last night! I am so lucky and am with the greatest man ever."
Kelly recently expressed her hopes that the couple would tie the knot even though they weren't yet engaged. Last month, she said, "We are totally going to get married. We love each other. We are totally going to get married one day. I mean, he's got to put a ring on at some point. But I'll wait it out."
Kelly Clarkson has "high hopes" for her new relationship.
The American Idol winner - who has been single for six years - says her "fingers are crossed" in the hopes of a long-lasting relationship with boyfriend Brandon Blackstock.
"After six years of having to say there's no one special in my life, finally there is. Brandon is my manager's son. I've known him for six years, but he was married for most of the time. Then, suddenly, there he was at the Super Bowl and he was single. Brandon understands my job, which is a major thing. He works as crazy-hard as me, if not harder and so doesn't get in a mood if I can't always call when I say I will. I've got high hopes. My fingers are crossed!"
The couple began dating in 2011, but Kelly only confirmed her relationship with Brandon - who manages singer Blake Shelton and is country legend Reba McEntire's stepson - in March 2012.
Kelly Clarkson has a new boyfriend.
The 29-year-old singer - who has been single since 2006 - has revealed she has a partner, and has done since the end of 2011. Although she did not confirm who it was, Us Weekly magazine is reporting it is 35-year-old talent manager Brandon Blackstock, the son of her manager Narvel Blackstock.
"Before Brandon, Kelly had a really rough time with love. Brandon is just what she needed," an insider told the magazine.
Kelly recently revealed she was sick of people asking her the status of her love life but was perfectly happy being single: "People are really concerned about my relationship status. When I tell people I'm happy being single, they don't believe me. They say: 'You have to be miserable being alone.'"
She also claimed she has never been in love because she had "shut off" from those feelings.
With American Idol cranking out the seasons and garnering the focus on judge Paula Abdul’s replacement(s), most people tend to forget about the contestants—like Justin Guarini.
Turns out that Guarini’s getting married this weekend! The 30-year-old is set to wed Reina Capodici, his high school classmate from Doylestown, Pennsylvania; he’ll become step-father to her 4-year-old daughter Lola.
Guarini was (if you need refreshing) the runner-up to Kelly Clarkson in the very first season—anyone remember that film they made together, From Justin to Kelly?
Apparently the guy is doing gigs for the TV Guide channel, covering the Emmy awards as well as American Idol—at least he’s received some work!
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Kelly Clarkson has blasted Kanye West for being “a tactless a**hole.”
The “My Life Would Suck Without You” singer is furious with the “Stronger” rapper for storming on stage at the VMAs on Sunday as Taylor Swift collected the Best Female Video prize for “You Belong To Me.”
Kelly has questioned whether Kanye’s childhood is to blame for his egotistical behavior:
“What happened to you as a child?? Did you not get hugged enough?? Something must have happened to make you this way and I think we’re all just curious as to what would make a grown man go on national television and make a talented artist, let alone teenager, feel like s**t. I mean, I’ve seen you do some pretty sh**ty things, but you just keep amazing me with your tactless, a**hole ways. It’s absolutely fascinating how much I don’t like you. I like everyone. I even like my a**hole ex that cheated on me over you… which is pretty odd since I don’t even personally know you. The best part of this evening is that you weren’t even up for THIS award and yet you still have a problem with the outcome. Is winning a moon man that much of a life goal?? You can have mine if it will shut you up. Is it that important, really (sic)??”
The original American Idol Kelly Clarkson is set to return to her roots.
The “My Life Would Suck Without You” singer, who won the first series of the US TV talent show in 2002, will appear as a guest judge at an audition next week.
A source said: “Kelly is beyond excited to get back to the show that started it all.”
It has also been claimed Kelly and the other current judges—Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi—will be joined by one of the Jonas Brothers to find America’s next pop superstar.
Following the departure of full-time judge Paula Abdul, who is believed to have quit the show over an alleged pay dispute, a series of famous faces have filled her place, including former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, hip-hop artist Mary J. Blige, and “I Kissed a Girl” singer Katy Perry.
The source added: “At this stage it doesn’t look like Paula will be replaced by one person. The celebrity judges are working really well for now.” Other stars linked to the guest judge role include Jennifer Lopez and Shania Twain.
American Idol alum Kelly Clarkson was performing last night when a fan handed her a poster of Robert Pattinson (as brooding vampire Edward Cullen, of course). From there, she took the poster and sang “I Want You” to it! Clearly, celebrities aren’t too immune to Pattinson’s lure. Check out the video of her serenade after the jump.
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