Kelly Clarkson: 'I've Never Been So Happy'
On fiance Brandon Blackstock: “Brandon’s totally the one. I’ve never been so happy. We’ve known each other for years, but we didn’t start talking until the Super Bowl last February. And this is the funniest/worst thing ever: One of my superhero idols is Whitney Houston, and the day she died was our first date. I was like ‘This is a bad omen…’ Six years I was single before this. I’ve never been truly loved like I am right now.”
On her weight loss: “One magazine said I lost 40 pounds—that’s a small child, by the way. I lost 18 pounds. And I think that happens when you fall in love or date someone. If I’m going to be kissing or messing around, I gotta look good. There’s not a fad diet. I was working with a trainer, and she said, ‘You’d be amazed the amount of weight you can drop by halving your portions. I know it sounds crazy, but do it for two weeks and watch what happens.’”
On rumors that she’s homosexual: “People think, “Oh, she’s been single for too long.” That’s kind of an insult to the gay community. Being single doesn’t mean you’re gay. But I’m never insulted by it, obviously. I mean, I get hit on by the hottest girls ever. Oh, my god, if I were a lesbian, I would be so in luck. But it’s just not my thing. I’ve always batted for the boys’ team.”
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