Kelly Clarkson is planning to wed Brandon Blackstock and admits that while finding love was very difficult, she has chosen the right guy to spend the rest of her life with.
“I was dating skinny jeans and I needed Wranglers,” the 30-year-old explains, hinting that Blackstock — a music manager (for Blake Shelton!) and the stepson of country crooner Reba McEntire — fits the bill.
“I didn’t know life could be this happy,” Clarkson says as she relives the story of how — and where — they got engaged.
Back in December, the “Catch My Breath” singer was relaxing at home with her man in Nashville when, “Out of nowhere I just said, ‘Thanks for being an awesome guy.’ I’ve never been loved properly by a man, and I was just like, ‘I thank you so much for that.’”
What she didn’t realize was that Blackstock, 36, was about to get down on one knee!
“Not a damn clue!” Clarkson admits, joking, “If I did I would have worn something besides Uggs and a sweatshirt with no bra.”
Now the couple is busy planning an “earthy” outdoor fall wedding at home — think yellow roses for Texas — while Clarkson also works on two new albums and preps for the Grammys on Feb. 10.
“I’m so happy now,” she told Us Weekly at a roundtable for her new ABC singing competition show, Duets. “I love that I’m in a relationship right now … I want a life … The past five years or so I’ve found my groove and my balance.”