Not shocking: Kelly Clarkson is already knocked up, 2 months after her wedding


This is pretty much the least shocking news ever. Kelly Clarkson and her husband of two months (exactly) Brandon Blackstock are expecting their first baby together. Blackstock has two children from a previous relationship (a 12-year-old and a 6-year-old), children whom Kelly refers to as “her” kids or “our” kids. Kelly tweeted the news yesterday evening, writing: “I’m pregnant!!! Brandon and I are so excited! Best early Christmas present ever”


Kelly has been very “open” about everything involving Brandon, their marriage and all of it. Quite honestly, Kelly has been a little bit “extra” for the past few months, but I think she’s just giddy with love and she’s just one of those celebrities who wants to share everything with her fans. She posted several wedding photos, she released a wedding video and she’s given several interviews about how she was just dying to get knocked up. Perhaps she’ll post a conception video to her Twitter too? Make it a Vine video, Kelly!

Anyway, congrats to Kelly and Brandon. She’s been wanting a baby for a while and it’s nice that she got knocked up right away instead of drawing the speculation out for months or even years. This girl was hungry for behbehs. Also, since she and Brandon only got married two months ago, do you think she’s announcing it now because she’s three months along? And do you think this pregnancy was the reason for her “sudden” (shotgun) wedding, where she didn’t even invite her family?


Photos courtesy of Kelly Clarkson (via Twitter), WENN.

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  1. Faye says:

    She has been over-the-top (still cringing at “we’re trying like rabbits!”), but she seems like a sweet person, and she’s in the first flush of love. I’ll give her a pass, and wish her well.

    I read this story on “People,” and they had a comment from Brandon’s ex saying that her kids love Kelly, and she couldn’t have asked for a better stepmother for them. I found that really heartwarming. Yay for responsible, mature adults who co-parent and look out for their kids’ needs over their own ego!

    • Erinn says:

      She does seem really sweet, and I love to see her looking so happy. I hope everything goes well for her.

    • SamiHami says:

      What? No mama drama? They obviously aren’t paying enough attention to Leann and Brandi. Shame on them.

    • Sloane W!yatt says:

      Kudos to Kelly for co-parenting with her bonus children’s mother! Cooperation, respect, and warmth are the tacks to take when expanding your original nuclear family.

      The first time I saw my DH’s former after our wedding,, I told her to consider me her assistant. I told her I’d back up her rules at our home, babysit her children anytime without notice, and basically aid her in anyway I could. Now, DH’s and former’s children are grown, and we all enjoyed giving them a happy childhood.

      • Faye says:

        @SloaneW!yatt – You sound like an amazing stepmother (and person!). I’m sure your stepchildren, their mother, and your husband are the better off for having someone like you in their lives.

      • Nicolette says:

        This says so much about the person you must be. How wonderful of you to take an approach such as that to raising your stepchildren, and honoring their mother and her wishes as well. I agree with Faye that everyone surely was better off for it.

        @Faye, I loved your original comment as well!

      • Sharra55 says:

        You sound like a great step-mom. I was also very lucky in that department. My (ex) stepmom was great to me and my mom. She and my dad divorced, but she never left me. I am still close to her today. She and her husband stay with us. We stay with them. My family tree has many branches! LOL

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      I was just wondering what people would say regarding Kelly referring to them as “her” kids. So many of them excoriate Leann Rimes for saying similar things. However, if the birth mother is cool with Kelly, that takes away most of the concerns. The main reason anyone squawked at Leann Rimes doing similar was because the birth mother made it plain she was NOT okay with Leann co-opting her children.

  2. neha says:

    I don’t see why it needs to be mentioned that Kelly has step-children which she refers to as “her” kids or “our” kids. I think that makes her a good mother, who is willing to love her husband’s kids as her own. I don’t think it means that she’s disrespecting their mother or anything.

    • Andrew1 says:

      I agree. It differed from family to family, and they’re comfortable with that. Good for them! Also, I think it’s DUMB to speculate that they were pregnant before marriage and all that. Way to go CB on bringing up stupid gossip that could hurt people. I know this is a gossip site, but don’t go down the road of Star and other crap lol

      • Lala says:

        I don’t think it’s dumb to speculate she was pregnant during her wedding at all. Otherwise this means she’s basically screaming her pregnancy to the world the very second she found out which, honestly, is just not a good idea. A lot of first time pregnancies end in miscarriage which is why so many women choose to wait 3 months before revealing the news to the world.

      • Rachel says:

        Ummm, why would it hurt people? They’re both adults. And this isn’t 1950 where an unmarried woman getting herself in a family way is cause for shunning. So she was pregnant before her she got married… who cares?

    • Diana says:

      @neha: the reason you see that mention is because the writer is judging and throwing shade. Not everyone is Leann but here they kind of don’t get it.

  3. MrsBPitt says:

    My first thought was…so thats why they scrapped the big wedding, and had that quickie…well, I’m happy for her, but she has been giving off “Tom Cruise jumping on the couch” vibes…I hope things go better for her than they did for Tommy girl!

    • JenD says:

      Except she’s been saying for a while that they were planning on a small, no-fuss wedding whenever they could do it.

      • Ok says:

        Jend — no, I don’t remember jar saying they wee planning a small no fuss wedding.

        She did the beautiful photoshoot with multiple wedding gowns where she talked about what her gown was going to look like. And her wedding was supposed to have been at the end of October with about 300 people.

        Unless I am remembering wrong (which has been happening a lot lately)
        She dumped the larger wedding in favor of the small wedding in September where it was just her, him and his children.

    • Bridget says:

      They scrapped the big wedding a while back, most likely before she got pregnant.

  4. blue marie says:

    I like her, but I have a feeling she might be an over-sharer.

    • Andrew1 says:

      She’s just sharing her happiness. This is no different than people sharing every moment on Facebook and Instagram. At least she isn’t trying to sell her photos like other celebs. Fans want to see and hear, and she’s giving it to them.

      • Grant says:

        I agree. How is she oversharing when she’s simply offering info (to her fans) about two momentously joyous occasions in her life (her wedding and the birth of her first child)?

      • blue marie says:

        I’m sorry guys, I’m not trying to say anything bad I just meant I could see her doing what Jessica Simpson did as she gets closer to her due date. Kelly is Kelly, and I can totally see her busting out a gross story on a late night tv show.

  5. Amanduh says:

    Awesome…good for them. She’ll is/will be a great mom!

  6. lisa says:

    I thought she got married on October 20th. This would be one month after her wedding.

  7. Hannah says:

    She does seem uber-excited. She’ll become more normal again ;=)

  8. chloe says:

    Congrats to Kelly and her husband. She does seem to like to share everything about her life, but lets admit we all have those kind of friends on Facebook, she seems harmless.

  9. Pam246 says:

    Kelly was already engaged for months before the wedding. It wasn’t a “shotgun wedding”. I also don’t know why it’s such a big deal that she was probably a couple of months pregnant before being married. I’m sure some people will call her a liar for denying it for at least a few weeks but it’s so rude to ask a woman if she’s pregnant before she announces it.

  10. Suze says:

    She’s talented, she seems sweet and she wanted this very badly so a big congratulations to her.

  11. Sloane W!yatt says:

    This is the feel good story of the day!

    I don’t know why our newly married Miss Clarkson’s bun in the oven has me on full squee! Kelly is just so happy, really enjoying being a wife, being an assistant to her bonus children’s mom, and now becoming a bio mother herself. Congratulations to the happy couple!

  12. SamiHami says:

    I have to say I love that wedding gown. Actually, the entire look is perfect; the hair, the dress, flowers. Such a pretty bride.

  13. Sabrina says:

    Congratulations to the two of them. I hope that she doesn’t feel the need to over-share everything relating to her pregnancy.

  14. Amanda_M87 says:

    I don’t understand why they’d want to try for a baby right away. She’s still fairly young at 31 so she didn’t need to worry too much about having trouble getting pregnant. I would think that being newly married and newly pregnant at the same time would be quite stressful. Guess it doesn’t bother her too much though.

    • Kim1 says:

      They have been living together and coparenting for awhile so the wedding wasn’t some life changing event.That happened when she became a bonus mom.So they are really just dealing with the new baby

  15. lucy2 says:

    I’m very happy for her, she seems like such a sweet girl.
    It’s nice to hear that she and the kids’ mom get along well too.

  16. Christin says:

    The news was no surprise at all. Wishing her the best.

  17. Mandy says:

    Congratulations! She’s such a sweet girl and I’m happy for her. I think she’ll be a great mom.

  18. The Original Mia says:

    Congratulations to Kelly! She said she wanted more kids. So happy for her. Love that woman.

  19. Audrey says:

    I definitely think it’s a shotgun wedding.

    But that doesn’t bother me at all. Whatever

    Congrats to her 🙂

  20. jfer says:

    Congrats to Kelly and Brandon. I’ve always liked her since the first AI and for having actual talent.

    On a side note, I just wanted to comment how strange it is to me that this site, which is usually quite progressive and feminist, has twice now wondered if a celeb got pregnant before they were married (sorry, the other celebs name escapes me at the moment but the article was not that long ago…or maybe it was another article about kelly wondering if that was why she eloped?). Does it really matter? I’m not judging one way or the other…it just seemed like an out of place comment/ speculation for a site that is generally so much in favor of bringing women OUT of antiquated stereotypes.

  21. Jess says:

    @lala and others who think you have to wait the sacred three months before announcing a pregnancy – I disagree. Or at least I really don’t think it’s necessary for everyone. I have always believed in celebrating every day of my pregnancies, no matter how long they lasted. Miscarriage, especially early on, is a very very common fact of life and this code of silence around it can exacerbate the pain for many women and families. Accepting the risk and reality of early miscarriage as a biological fact might help many to cope more easily. Seeing things this way has certainly helped me. I also got dreadfully sick during all my pregnancies and if I hadn’t celebrated them during those precious ten days between my positive test and when eight months of non stop vomiting set in, then I would have hardly celebrated at all. Luckily this is rare and not something women should fear but it has given me a unique perspective on how embracing pregnancy in the early stages is different for everyone. I say go for it! And congratulations to Kelly and her family.