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Clarkson, 33, and Blackstock, 39, already have a daughter, River Rose, who turns 2 in June. Brandon has two children from a previous marriage.
Here’s everything you need to know.
1. Clarkson Gave Birth to Healthy Baby Boy on April 12
Clarkson announced via Twitter on Thursday that she had given birth to a son on Tuesday, April 12. She and husband Blackstock named their second child together Remington Alexander Blackstock.
For the second time, Clarkson struggled through her pregnancy. “I have to get IVs and fluids because I get so dehydrated. It’s really bad,” she told Gayle King on CBS This Morning in November. She also had to choose between attending the Grammys or guest judging and performing on American Idol in its farewell season. She ultimately chose the latter.
“I obviously chose Idol because it’s ending and I was the original winner, so it’d kinda be weird if I wasn’t there,” Clarkson explained On Air with Ryan Seacrest.
2. Clarkson and Blackstock ‘Couldn’t Be Happier or More in Love’ With New Baby Boy
The new mom is already gushing over her newborn. In the tweet announcing his arrival, Clarkson wrote, “He is healthy & we couldn’t be happier or more in love!”
3. She Announced Her Pregnancy During a Concert in Los Angeles in August
Clarkson revealed her second pregnancy during her concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles last August. She had trouble gathering herself before singing her very emotional song, “Piece by Piece,” and broke down to tell the audience she was expecting, according to People.
I was not planning on announcing this, but … I’m totally pregnant. I’m having a really hard time. I’m gonna nail the s— out of this song. That was not how I wanted to announce that … I hate this song right now. My makeup artist is backstage hating me right now. I just don’t want you to think I’m on pills or drunk.
After performing the song, she apologized to her husband.
I’d like to apologize to my husband. That was not planned. I just didn’t want you to think I was crazy or something. Honestly, I’m just so hormonal today. … I haven’t vomited yet. That is a freakin’ win, y’all.
4. Remington Has a Big Sister Named River Rose
Clarkson gave birth to her first child, daughter River Rose on June 12, 2014. At less that 2 years old, the adorable little girl has already become a viral sensation. Her mom took a photo of her listening to music wearing big headphones while she bopped to the music in her chair. She also gave a cute send off to American Idol, the Fox show that made her mother a star, on the night of its farewell.
5. Clarkson Married Blackstock After They Were Re-Introduced at the 2012 Super Bowl
Clarkson and Blackstock married in October 2013 at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee. They got engaged in December 2012 after his father, Narvel Blackstock, who is Clarkson’s former manager, reintroduced them at the Super Bowl earlier in the year. She had known him for six years prior, but he was married at the time. Blackstock has two children from his previous marriage, a son and daughter. h/t theheavy
Congrats to the new parents!
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