January 04, 2013 09:01 AM by Megan Wilson
Kelly Clarkson, the first winner of American Idol ten years ago, took the nation by storm. She was loved by many, hated by none. Yet she remained single for 6 years following her rise to fame. Many fans speculated that Kelly was gay; one of her songs, People Like Us, has even become an anthem for the LGBT Community. But that isn’t fazing Kelly! She doesn’t mind one bit.
In a recent interview with Cosmopolitan magazine, the now-engaged Kelly spoke about being the subject of pick-up attempts from both sexes. The singer said, “I get hit on by both guys and girls. But 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?’ 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.”
When it came to women, however, Kelly said she had her pick of gorgeous women. “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.”
During her infamous overnight rise to to fame following her American Idol win, the rumors almost hit a fever pitch. “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.’”
But Brandon Blackstock must be doing something right, because Kelly has nothing but good things to say about him! “Six years I was single before this. I’ve never been truly loved like I am right now.”
Congrats, Kelly. We wish you all the happiness life has to offer!
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