My, what big bling you have. Kelly Clarkson, our May 2005 covergirl, announced her engagement to Brandon Blackstock, her boyfriend of one year, on Twitter Saturday.
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 🙂
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) December 15, 2012
Her tweet was retweeted more than 13,000 times.
Clarkson sported her ring—featuring a giant canary yellow diamond—one day later during her VH1 Divas performance.
According to MTV, Clarkson met Blackstock, who is the son of her manager and a talent manager himself, through his stepmother, who just so happens to be Reba McEntire. They’ve been dating a year and live together in Nashville.
Clarkson was head over heels for Blackstock when she first met him, according to Entertainment Tonight. She gave this account of their first meeting to Ryan Seacrest on his radio show:
We met years ago when I was working with Rascal Flatts, and he used to tour manage with him. I didn’t really know he was [my manager’s] son and it was kind of weird. I was like ‘dude, I gotta know that guy.’ We were just in a room together, and then he came up and said he was from the same hometown as me and I was like, ‘oh we’re so getting married,’ I was so that girl. When he became single, I was on the prowl.
Last month, Clarkson gushed about her relationship to Ellen DeGeneres. “We are totally going to get married. We love each other,” she said. “We are totally going to get married one day. . . . He’s got two children and I’m new. . . . I mean, he’s got to put a ring on it at some point! But I’ll wait it out.”