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Kelly Clarkson talks lesbian rumors, new boyfriend in new interview

By Gina DiFalco,

Kelly Clarkson has been the subject of many rumors that she’s a lesbian, but the original American Idol winner wanted to dispel those rumors in a recent interview with Lucky magazine.

Clarkson opened up about her new boyfriend in the interview saying, "Oh, there's all these rumors that I'm a lesbian...I have a boyfriend now, Brandon Blackstock, my manager Narvel's son, Reba McEntire's stepson?"

The Texas native and Duets star also talked about recently turning 30, saying she went on an unusual outing to celebrate.

“I just had my 30th birthday and we went turkey shooting. It's what I wanted to do, so we went,” she explained, USA Today reports.

Clarkson has sold millions of records and accomplished a lot in her years up to turning 30, and the singer says of being famous,“People act like there's this one set of rules to follow to be a pop star, and I think, Well, you say I'm a pop star, so maybe that's not true."

"The hardest thing about being in this business is just being able to be yourself,” she continued.

The singer also opened up about some advice she recently gave a Duets contestant, drawing on her own experiences.

"Last week, one of the Duets contestants was crying. She said, 'I gave everything up to come here, and I'm scared.' I thought back to Idol and how I didn't know much except that I was scared, and that I had nothing left to lose,” she explained. “I told her, 'That fear? It's your power in this situation. Use it, because it's your fire.'"

 

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