Many of us first heard of Kelly Clarkson when she won American Idol and has since topped the charts with her hit songs.
These days Kelly is still singing, but also is mother to a precious eight-month-old daughter named River Rose.
Kelly and her husband and “best friend” Brandon Blackstock are thrilled to be parents.
Kelly told People magazine that she wasn’t certain she wanted a family and didn’t expect to meet a man that understood her “gypsy ways”. But she found that with Brandon, who is the step-son of country star Reba McEntire.
The couple started dating in 2012 and married the following year with Kelly becoming stepmother to his two children; Savannah 13 and Seth, eight, from his previous marriage to Melissa Ashworth White.
Clarkson is thrilled to be a mother and says little chubby River Rose is the “happiest baby on the planet”.
One things we’ve always admired about the The 32-year-old Texas native is being herself and not giving in to the pressures to be a certain weight and look.
Kelly told People of the pressures, “I’ve always done the opposite of what people expect of me. I have friends who are like, ‘How are you walking outside in leggings and no makeup?’ They love Beyonce, and she’s always diva’ed out. I love her too, but that’s just not me.”
She said she found out early she would not fit what people think she should be, but has maintained her self-confidence.
She explains, “If someone says “I don’t like something about you” I’m just like, ‘You know what? I’ve been hurt so incredibly deeper than what you’re saying, and I survived. So I’m good'”.
She adds, “You can’t count on your self-worth being tied to someone else.”
Kelly’s sixth studio album, Piece By Piece, debuts on March 3 and she also kicks off a world tour later in the year.
Here’s Kelly’s precious daughter jamming out to her mother’s music.