Kelly Clarkson is happy to laugh off rumours about her sexuality, insisting she gets hit on by “the hottest girls”.
The 30-year-old singer recently got engaged to Brandon Blackstock. Before she began dating Brandon, there was constant speculation Kelly could be a lesbian as she hadn’t publically stepped out with a guy. Kelly has never let claims about her private life upset her, and joked that the confusion about her sexual orientation has some upsides.
“People think, ‘Oh, she’s been single for too long.’ That’s kind of an insult to the gay community,” she told the February issue of US magazine Cosmopolitan. “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 battled for the boys’ team.”
Kelly is believed to have been in a relationship with talent manager Brandon since late 2011.
The star was single for around six years before that and admits she was rarely impressed by the men who tried to flirt with her.
“Usually the guys who hit on me are tools. It’s the ones that don’t hit on you that make you like ‘Why didn’t you ask me out?’” Kelly laughed. “It’s like American Idol auditions: the guys who are the most confident are the horrible ones, and the ones who are good have no confidence at all.”
Kelly announced her engagement to Brandon last month.
The star – who has made no secret of her desire to settle down – took to her Twitter account to reveal her excitement about the pending nuptials.
“I’M ENGAGED!!!!!” she wrote. “I wanted y’all to know!! Happiest night of my life last night! I am so lucky and am with the greatest man ever (sic).”
Brandon is the son of Kelly’s manager Narvel Blackstock.
Copyright: Cover Media 2013
Thursday, 03. January 2013