Kelly Clarkson, who won the first season of “American Idol,” has officially become a mother. The singer announced today, June 14, that she and husband Brandon Blackstock welcomed their baby girl, River Rose Blackstock. She revealed the news on her official Twitter page.
This marks the first child together for the happy couple, who officially wed last fall. Blackstock has two children from a previous marriage.
Clarkson was very vocal about her entire pregnancy. She made various talk show appearances to promote her first-ever Christmas album, “Wrapped in Red” and was never shy about sharing any of the gory details. She especially let Ellen DeGeneres hear all about her morning sickness during an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” back in December. At that time, she hadn’t yet found out whether she was having a boy or a girl, but she explained the name they had chosen worked for either gender.
As soon as Clarkson learned she was having a girl, she revealed the news to fans and admitted only a girl could have caused such drama with the amount of morning sickness she experienced:
We just found out we're having a girl officially! I knew it! Only a girl could cause this much drama with all this vomiting ha!
In today’s Twitter message, Clarkson shared the good news:
Our baby girl River Rose Blackstock arrived on June 12th! Thank you everyone for all of your well wishes! Brandon and I are on cloud 9!! :)
Now, the question is, how long will she wait to have another child? As reported by E! Online, during a radio interview, Clarkson revealed she wanted to have two kids of her own around the same age, not long after she and Blackstock were married.
No further details on River Rose have been shared thus far – no pictures or mention of weight and length. Clarkson and Blackstock may want to keep these details private, but with how active and open Clarkson is with her fans on social media, it may only be a matter of time before she shares more information with the public.
Congratulations to Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock on their new addition to the family!