Kelly Clarkson is pregnant! The singer and former American Idol champion tweeted the happy news that she is expecting her first child with husband Brandon Blackstock, who she married five weeks ago in Tennessee. “I’m pregnant!!!” she tweeted. “Brandon and I are so excited! Best early Christmas present ever :)" While she was happy to share the news, Clarkson declined to reveal whether she and Blackstock are having a boy or girl.
This will likely be the first pregnancy of many for Clarkson, as well. She spoke to Jay Leno on his late-night show earlier this month and made it clear that she wants a huge family with new husband Blackstock. “I never wanted kids before, but I now want, like, five,” she laughed. “I want a baby with little feet. I just want to bite 'em!”
However, Clarkson was unwilling to reveal whether she was pregnant during the conversation, telling Leno that “we are not announcing anything right now.” It’s likely that the singer was waiting to get far enough along in her pregnancy to avoid any major complications and feel comfortable sharing the news. But while she wasn’t willing to confirm being pregnant, Clarkson was happy to admit that she and Blackstock were trying. “Practice makes perfect!” she joked. “Like rabbits!”
Clarkson also talked about her marriage proposal and wedding to Blackstock, which took place last month in Tennessee. Blackstock is the son of her manager, which she joked was “kind of incestuous and awkward.” The singer revealed to Leno that his marriage proposal to her was also somewhat awkward. “I had no bra on. I was in Uggs,” she joked. “I had a sweatshirt on. I was not hot.”
Clarkson announced her marriage to Blackstock on Oct. 21 on her Twitter page. “I’m officially Mrs. Blackstock,” she tweeted. “We got married yesterday at Blackberry Farms in TN, the most beautiful place!” Clarkson wore a Temperly London wedding gown and Jim Verraros headpiece for her big day .
The singer is currently promoting her new Christmas-themed album Wrapped In Red, which was released three weeks ago. The album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart and at No. 1 on the Holiday Albums chart. She also filmed a Christmas special at the end of last month, which will air during the holiday season. Earlier this year, Clarkson starred as herself in a pilot for the Robin Williams CBS sitcom The Crazy Ones.