Kelly Clarkson gives birth to daughter River Rose Blackstock

Published Saturday, Jun 14 2014, 18:09 BST  |  By  |  1 comment
Kelly Clarkson has given birth to a baby girl named River Rose.

The former American Idol winner and her talent manager husband Brandon Blackstock welcomed their first child together on Thursday, 12 June. Brandon has two children from a previous marriage.

Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock wedding day

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Kelly and husband Brandon on their wedding day.

Kelly announced her happy baby news via Twitter today, telling fans: "Our baby girl River Rose Blackstock arrived on June 12th! Thank you everyone for all of your well wishes! Brandon and I are on cloud 9!! :)."

The 'My Life Would Suck Without You' star announced her pregnancy in November last year, then revealed their child would be a girl that January.

At the time, she jokingly tweeted: "We just found out we're having a girl officially! I knew it! Only a girl could cause this much drama with all this vomiting ha!"

Kelly Clarkson
performing live at Wembley Arena on the final date of her UK 'Stronger Tour 2012'
London, England - 20.10.12
Credit: (Mandatory): Danny Clifford/

© WENN / Danny Clifford/

Kelly's pregnancy announcement came just a few weeks after marrying Brandon in a romantic ceremony at Blackberry Farm in Tennessee.

The 32-year-old had made no secret of her desire to start a family before the pregnancy, even saying on US radio shortly after the marriage that all she wanted for Christmas was to be pregnant.

"I want babies! Everybody keeps saying, 'What do you want by Christmas?' I keep saying, 'I want to be pregnant!' I never used to really want kids as I'm kind of selfish with my career but going to soccer games, doing the homework [with my stepchildren], I just love it," she said.

"It sounds so cheesy but it's such a bigger point to kid. I'd like two more – I've already told Brandon! I don't care if it's a boy or girl. I don't just want to have one as they'd be alone. I want two. [Brandon] is excited about all the practice!"

Congratulations to Kelly and Brandon!

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