Even though she recently got engaged to long-time boyfriend Brandon Blackstock, there are some folks out there who still believe that Kelly Clarkson is secretly a lesbian. The singer has faced whispers about her sexuality for years, but she has never shied away from it. In fact, she’s says she out and proud to be a rumored lesbian!
“People think, ‘Oh, she’s been single for too long.’ That’s kind of an insult to the gay community,” she said in a recent interview with Cosmopolitan Magazine. She apparently had a six year dry spell before hitting it off with Joey McIntyre in February of 2011. “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 not just my thing. I’ve always battled for the boys’ team.”
On top of a constant stream of tours, recording dates, and other chores of the superstar lifestyle, Kelly admits to another reason why she was single for so long. “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.” But it sounds like Kelly is just as good as Simon Cowell at putting the jerks in their place.
Kelly also credits her relationship with Blackstock for her epic weight loss last year. “I lost 18 pounds,” she says. “And I think that happens when you fall in love or date someone. If I’m going to be messing around, I gotta look good.” She continued her ride on the real-talk express by admitting that she slimmed down thanks to good old fashioned hard work. “There’s not a fad diet…I just cut back my portions, I stopped eating late at night, and I work out a little more than I used to, and I literally dropped 18 pounds in a month.” So…you’re saying that our Mallomars at Midnight diet isn’t going to cut it, Kelly?
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