Christopher Polk, Getty Images
Kelly Clarkson's longtime single status has plagued her for years, and has even led to speculation about her sexual orientation. Now, the singer has opened up and confessed that she's been secretly dating someone for quite some time!
Speaking on Toronto's CHFI 98.1 radio, Kelly spilled, "I have a new boyfriend. Well, not a new one ... I haven't dated in a while." The news comes as a bit of a surprise considering the 'American Idol' has been pressed about her love life in plenty of recent interviews and never once hinted at a current romance.
"Nobody's asked me flat out [if I have a boyfriend] ... They're just like, 'We heard you're engaged!' and I'm like, 'No, I'm not engaged,' so I just haven't actually given the whole truth," Clarkson explained.
Without a man on her arm, Kelly's battled rumors that she's a lesbian throughout the past few years. And after admitting that at age 29, she's actually never been in love, Kel faced the "old maid" stigma, too. "I'm from a small town so everyone's, like, married with children, having children or about to have children, so it's a little hard when you go home ... and that's why people think I'm gay," Kelly admitted during an interview on 'The View' back in October.
After revealing a "loser guy" was the inspiration behind her latest album 'Stronger,' the singer confessed her parents' divorce is at the root of her issues with men. "Divorce isn't fun. It affects relationships you get into when you are older. I think you have to work a little harder because you're constantly thinking it's probably not going to work out in the end," she said in an interview with Britain's Daily Mirror back in January.
Here's hoping Kelly has finally found the right guy to change her love luck!
- 10. Susan Boyle
- 9. Javier Colon
- 8. Rachel Crow
- 7. David Archuleta
- 6. Melanie Amaro
- 5. Scotty McCreery
- 4. Jennifer Hudson
- 3. Carrie Underwood
- 2. David Cook
- 1. Kelly Clarkson
- Accident-Prone Pop Stars
- Kelly Osbourne
- Justin Bieber
- Jessie J
- SkyBlu of LMFAO
- Sean "Diddy" Combs
- Musicians Who Look Like Cartoon Characters
- Taylor Momsen and Kung Fu Panda
- Taylor Swift and a Japanese Anime Character
- Miley Cyrus and a Chipette from Alvin and the Chipmunks
- Nicki Minaj and Rainbow Brite
- Fergie and Janice from the Muppets
- Rihanna and Cleo, the fish from Pinocchio
- Nicole Scherzinger and Jasmine from Aladdin
- Katy Perry's Red Carpet Fashion Through the Years
- Katy at Esquire Magazine's 'The Envelope Please' Oscar Viewing Party
- Katy at Step-Up's Fourth Annual "Fashion Forward
- Katy in Concert in Berlin
- Katy at VH1's 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards
- Katy at the 2009 Grammy Salute to Industry Icons
- Katy at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards
- Katy at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards Press Room
- Katy on the The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Award's Red Carpet
- Katy at the 2010 EMI Grammy Party
- Katy at the 2010 American Music Awards
- Katy at the 2011 Logie Awards
- Katy at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards
Watch Kelly Clarkson's 'What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)' Video