‘American Idol’ alum Kelly Clarkson, husband Brandon Blackstock expecting first child

Take a look -Mrs. Carter: This is turning out to be quite a year for Kelly Clarkson.

It was only a few weeks ago that we were talking about the “Since U Been Gone” singer and former “American Idol” winner’s wedding to Brandon Blackstock, and now she and her new husband are celebrating something else equally exciting: They are pregnant with their first child together. This is something that Kelly has talked about for some time (becoming a mom), and the timing for her could not be more perfect in that she’ll get a lot of opportunities to gush about it this holiday season, as she has her “Wrapped in Red” Christmas album to discuss and promote. Is there any better Christmas gift then this?

Rather than selling the story to some outlet or choosing to make some sort of pre-planned spectacle about it, we rather like the personal way in which Kelly announced her pregnancy: She wrote about it on Twitter. Just take a look at the post below:

“I’m pregnant!!! Brandon and I are so excited! Best early Christmas present ever :)”

Kelly’s child is obviously due next year, and she has had some experience already courtesy of helping to care for her husband’s two kids from a previous relationship. This news caps off a great year for the singer (and couple in general), and in turn what has been a wonderful career for Kelly over the past decade. Who would have imagined so many years ago that the winner of an unknown singing-competition would end up selling millions of records around the globe, having dozens of #1 hits on various charts, and also still somehow be so grounded and down-to-earth? It is ultimately pretty easy to figure out why Kelly has so many fans, and why she also has a ton of friends in the entertainment / music business.

How happy are you for Kelly and Brandon? Be sure to share some of your thoughts below! We’ll have some more scoop from her soon as we start to find out more and more about what her plans are for promoting her big Christmas release.

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