Rumors that Kelly Clarkson and her live-in boyfriend got engaged started making the rounds a couple of months ago but, on a recent appearance on Ellen DeGeneres, she shot them down. Kelly is now officially engaged.
The original American Idol, as she’s come to be dubbed in the press, announced the happy news to her fans on Twitter the other day, effectively getting ahead of the tabloids and confirming the story before they got a chance to speculate about it.
She is, of course, over the moon.
“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 writes.
She and Brandon Blackstock, who is the son of her longtime manager, started dating almost a year ago and have been practically inseparable ever since.
Kelly often spoke very highly of him in various interviews, saying he was her rock and the love of her life, a man who would support her no matter what and give her confidence in herself.
At the same time, she always made sure to deny rumors that they were engaged, including on the aforementioned talk show, when she also said that she had no doubt that day would come.
It has come now.
“Everyone has been asking about my engagement ring, so here it is :) It's a yellow canary diamond with diamonds around,” Kelly wrote in a later tweet, including a photo of her stunning engagement ring.
To call it breathtaking would probably be an understatement, as the second photo attached to this article can easily confirm.
Though she was never shy of talking about her man when asked about him directly, Kelly and Brandon manage to keep a very low profile for the rest of the time, living their life out of the spotlight.
They live together in Nashville. As of now, they are yet to announce a wedding date.