Kelly Clarkson gets engaged

Former American Idol winner, Kelly Clarkson,  surprised her Twitter followers when she announced her engagement to talent manager boyfriend Brandon Blackstock.

The 30-year-old Since U Been Gone singer said: “I’m engaged. I wanted y’all to know. I am so lucky and am with the greatest man ever.”

The TV talent show winner has been dating 35-year-old, father of two Brandon, who is the son of her manager Narvel Blackstock, for nearly a year.

Kelly and Brandon, the stepson of country singer Reba McEntire, live together in a house they bought in Nashville.

And there’s been no let-up career-wise for Kelly since winning the first ever American Idol, a decade ago.

Since her 2002 win, Kelly has released four full-length albums, including a ‘Greatest Hits – Chapter One’ LP that came out in November 2012.

There’s no date set yet for the wedding but Kelly has already posted a photo of her engagement ring on Twitter.

The chart-topper said: “It’s a yellow canary diamond with diamonds around it.

“Brandon designed it with Johnathon Arndt. They did an amazing job! I can’t wait to make Brandon’s ring with Johnathon as well!”

by Milo Johnson

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news directly in your email inbox.