Here's a bit of good news that has us cheering -- former American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson is engaged! The 30-year-old announced last night that Brandon Blackstock, her boyfriend of a year, popped the question, and she couldn't wait to say yes.
On Twitter she wrote: "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."
Her happiness is infectious, and she's one who so deserves happiness. She's incredibly talented, and has been through so much scrutiny in the public eye, that it's great to see her finding love like this.
The news isn't totally surprising. She and Blackstock, a talent manager who just so happens to be the stepson of country legend Reba McEntire, have been proclaiming their love for one another for some time and recently bought a Nashville house together. Last month she told Ellen DeGeneres, "We are totally going to get married. We love each other. We are totally going to get married one day," she said.
She added that he would have to "put a ring on it at some point." And I guess the point was last night.
And her ring, is amazing! She tweeted out this picture of the yellow canary diamond surrounded by diamonds, saying that Brandon designed it Johnathon Arndt. "“Everyone has been asking about my engagement ring, so here it is. They did an amazing job!"
As for wedding details, it will be interesting to see what they do. She told Ellen: "Honestly, I've never been the girl to plan a wedding. We will totally, probably elope."
But a girl can always change her mind, right? And selfishly, I hope she does. I'd love to see her have a big, gorgeous ceremony complete with all of the works. But whatever they do, they'll be doing it together. Congratulations to them!
What do you think of Kelly Clarkson's engagement news? Do you like the ring?