Kelly Clarkson is floating around Hollywood on cloud nine right now and for good reasons. She’s not only recently married, but just announced she’s expecting her first child with husband Brandon Blackstock.
She spoke with Parade magazine about the details of her wedding, being pregnant in the public eye, and what she thinks about the inevitable post-baby weight pressures.
On her wedding, where they reenacted The Notebook:
“I bawled like a baby. We both wrote our own vows, and it was hard to get through them, but I did it. … Brandon was like, The Notebook got nothin’ on me—come on!’ And he took me out [on the lake] in a rowboat. It was very sweet. The whole thing was perfect.”
On her life before meeting her husband:
“I was single for almost seven years. Every Christmas, it was like, ‘Seriously, I’m still pathetically alone? Awesome. I’m still telling people I’m okay with it? I’m not.’”
On her exes:
“I only had like three boyfriends my whole life before Brandon, and two of them were good, just not a good fit. I only had one real stinker that I wrote [music about] and made a lot of money off of.”
On how she knew she was going to win “American Idol”:
“I came home after the very first Idol audition and was like, ‘I’m totally gonna win this.’ Not in a cocky way; it was like something bigger than me was at work.”
On why she’s all about being pregnant:
“Everybody calls me fat all the time, so I can’t wait to have a reason, instead of everybody just being a jerk!”
On why she won’t have to worry about losing the baby weight:
“I’ve never been Gisele Bündchen, so ain’t nobody expectin’ that! I like to set a [low] standard so people don’t expect a lot.”