Kelly Clarkson: I’m Not a Lesbian!

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For years, Kelly Clarkson's sexuality has been called into question. But during an appearance on The View Thursday, the 29-year-old American Idol champ decided to set the record straight once and for all.

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"I'm from a small town, so everyone's married with children or about to have children. It's a little hard when you go home and people are like — and that's why people think I'm gay — because they're like, 'Why aren't you married?' And I'm like, 'It doesn't happen for everyone right off the bat!'"

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The Burleson, Texas, native joked that she sometimes feels like "an old maid" compared to her betrothed buddies.

All kidding aside, Clarkson vowed that she'll never sacrifice her career for a man. "I think it's my purpose, music. I might not want to do this when I'm 50, so I might as well do as much of it now."

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"I've dated some cool guys, but I don't know if I've dated someone where I could spend my whole life with them," Clarkson added. "The last date I went on was horrible, so I'd like to go on a good date."

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