Kelly Clarkson on Those Gay Rumors: I’m Not Offended by the Insinuation

Newly engaged singer finally addresses the rumors that have been plaguing her for years

For years, Kelly Clarkson was plagued by rumors that she was single because she was actually closeted gay. Now that she’s officially engaged, the singer feels more at ease to finally address those rumors.

And address them she does in a new interview with Cosmopolitan magazine, the February 2013 issue.

Speaking of how many times she heard people whisper about her orientation, Kelly admits that there is something insulting in assuming a single man or woman is necessarily gay, even though she personally never took it as an offense.

“People think, ‘Oh, she’s been single for too long.’ That’s kind of an insult to the gay community. Being single doesn’t mean you’re gay. But I’m never insulted by it, obviously,” Kelly says.

She was single for 6 years before she met, fell in love, dated and accepted the proposal of Brandon Blackstock.

Had Kelly been gay, she figures she would have been a hit with some of the hottest women around.

“I mean, I get hit on by the hottest girls ever. Oh, my god, if I were [gay], I would be so in luck. But it’s not just my thing. I’ve always battled for the boys’ team,” she says.

“But usually the guys who hit on me are tools,” she adds as a second thought.

“It’s the ones that don’t hit on you that make you like ‘Why didn’t you ask me out?’ It’s like American Idol auditions: The guys who are the most confident are the horrible ones, and the ones who are good have no confidence at all,” Kelly continues.

Luckily, she’s found her Mr. Right.

In the same interview, the singer talks about her new, healthier approach to life, how she lost weight and how she’s keeping it off without turning to fad diets again, so make sure you pick up the latest issue of Cosmo at newsstands.

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