Blake Shelton takes credit for Kelly Clarkson, Brandon Blackstock engagement

Blake SheltonMrs Carter: Does Kelly have Blake to thank for her engagement to Brandon?

“The Voice” judge Blake Shelton can’t help but spread the love, especially when it came to his good friend (and American Idol winner) Kelly Clarkson and his manager Brandon Blackstock. Clarkson announced her engagement to Blackstock on December 15th, but it seems like Shelton might be the reason that this engagement happened at all. In a new interview with Hollyscoop, Shelton claims that he persuaded Blackstock to take the leap and ask Clarkson to be his wife.  Shelton said: “I told Brandon, man, you need to grow up and figure out that you need to marry this girl.”

Shelton went on to say that he went so far as to offer Blackstock bribes if he asked for Clarkson’s hand in marriage, including playing four hour sets at their wedding.  He said: “I am going on the record saying, I will do the music at the wedding or whatever you want to do, I’ll be that guy.  I will play for four hours if I have to, cause you need to get your head out of your a** and ask that girl to marry you.”

Clarkson shared the news of her engagement through her Twitter account along with a photo of a gorgeous yellow canary diamond ring.  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.”

Engagements are always a happy time in someone’s life, but they are made even better when you have close friends willing to do whatever it takes to support you. Are you happy for Kelly and Brandon? Do you think that Blake is really behind the engagement or is he just blowing hot air?  Leave us a comment and tell us what you think.

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