Kelly Clarkson Gives Birth, Welcomes Baby Girl River Rose With Husband Brandon Blackstock

Celebrity Moms Jun. 14, 2014 AT 12:55PM
Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock Kelly Clarkson welcomed her first child, a baby girl, with husband Brandon Blackstock on June 12 Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

She's here, y'all! Kelly Clarkson has given birth to her first child. The American Idol alum and her husband Brandon Blackstock have named their baby girl River Rose.

"Our baby girl River Rose Blackstock arrived on June 12th!" Clarkson tweeted on Saturday, June 14. "Thank you everyone for all of your well wishes! Brandon and I are on cloud 9!! :)"

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Clarkson, 32, announced she was expecting a baby back in November 2013. "I'm pregnant!!!" she tweeted on Nov. 19. "Brandon and I are so excited! Best early Christmas present ever."

Before that happy announcement, the "Tie It Up" singer gushed to Us about wanting to become a mom shortly after tying the knot with Blackstock in October. "More than anything, next I want a baby. Lots of them!" she told Us. "My record label is freaking out because all I can talk about now are babies. We're really excited and want to get our family started."

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"I'm 31 and we'd like to do it the natural way. My eggs aren't getting any younger!" she added. "So we're really excited."

Indeed, Clarkson went on to proclaim her desire for a baby girl, and eventually got her wish. "We just found out we're having a girl officially! I knew it!" she tweeted on Jan. 20. "Only a girl could cause this much drama with all this vomiting ha!" 

Clarkson stayed under wraps for most of her pregnancy, but finally revealed her baby bump for the first time in months on April 21. The Grammy winner stepped out with her growing belly for an Easter outing in Nashville, Tenn. with Blackstock, 37, at the time.

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This is the couple's first child together. Talent manager Blackstock, whose stepmom is country singer Reba McEntire, is already dad to daughter Savannah, 11, and son Seth, 7, from a previous marriage.

"I want two kids. Two more, that is," Clarkson said in an interview with Elvis Duran and the Morning Show back in October. "I've already got two!"

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