Clarkson, 30, also recounts in this week's cover interview the day she realized what a great catch she’d landed with Blackstock, whom she’s been dating about a year."Out of nowhere I just said, 'Thanks for being an awesome guy,'” she shares.“We did date a little bit,” she said about her co-star from 2003’s “From Justin to Kelly.” “I think any two people who were thrown together that much, I mean guy, girl, you put ‘Timeless,’ that song from ‘From Justin to Kelly,’ you can’t fight it! These days Clarkson is happily married to Brandon Blackstock and recently gave birth to their first child, daughter River Rose Blackstock. PHOTOS: Kelly's body through the years The "A Moment Like This" singer took the opportunity to set some records straight during her Thursday, March 5 appearance on Andy Cohen's win, she also wanted to make it clear her comments about "pitchy strippers" at the 2013 VMAs, widely assumed to be about Miley Cyrus and her infamous twerking performance, were not necessarily directed at the "Wrecking Ball" singer.
So it's a little hard when you go home and people are like -- and that's why people think I'm gay -- because they're like 'Why aren't you married?There are a lot of analogies for love out there, but Kelly Clarkson prefers to explain her relationship revelation through denim."I was dating skinny jeans and I needed Wranglers," the songstress tells People magazine of why she had never found herself in love before falling head over heels for her now-fiancé, music manager Brandon Blackstock.PHOTOS: American Idol winners Playing Cohen’s "Plead the Fifth" game, Clarkson was hilariously candid — but refused to be drawn on who exactly she was referring to during her tweets, if it wasn’t Cyrus. The fact that I tweeted ‘pitchy stripper’ and people said Miley Cyrus is not my problem,” the 32-year-old singer insisted. Back in September, Kelly Clarkson told the world that dating is hard ("The problem isn't getting offers -- the problem is getting offers from someone you like, you know?” adding, “We didn’t date during ‘Idol.’” In 2002, the now 35-year-old singer and Guarini appeared on Season 1 of the singing competition.
Rumors swirled about the true nature of their relationship off camera, but neither confirmed they were dating.