Kelly Clarkson finally released a picture of her new daughter, baby River Rose. Clarkson and her husband, Brandon Blackstock, welcomed the baby girl earlier this month on June 12. The American Idol alum posted the picture of baby River Rose on Twitter this past Friday, June 20.
Clarkson and Blackstock met back in 2006, but did not start dating until they reconnected six years later. They met at one of American Country Music Awards rehearsals. Blackstock is a current talent manager and is the stepson of Reba McEntire, who is a country singer. Blackstock has two other children from a previous marriage. His daughter Savannah is 11 years old, and his son Seth is only seven.
Clarkson and Blackstock eventually eloped and were married in October of last year at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee. A month passed and Clarkson released news of them expecting their first child together. By January, Clarkson announced that they were expecting a baby girl. Baby River Rose was born on June 12, which was conveniently an early Father’s Day present for Blackstock. She was born 6 lbs, 6 oz, and 18 inches.
The picture that Clarkson tweeted on Friday afternoon shows River Rose in a red carriage with white lace, sleeping and a brick pavement in the background. The little girl had on a plain white headband with a flower accent in the picture that Kelly Clarkson finally released of her new daughter.
Clarkson states that she is in no rush to lose the baby weight that she gained during her pregnancy. She is more focused on being a new mom and giving all her attention to River Rose and her husband, Brandon. Since the pregnancy announcement in November, Clarkson has stayed away from paparazzi for numerous reasons. She gained a significant amount of baby weight and although she has previously suffered from weight problems, she has never been happier to have started her little family now. It is reported that Clarkson does not feel any pressure by her husband to rush to lose the baby weight.
Eventually when Clarkson feels comfortable, she insisted that she will work out so much that she will look like supermodel Grisele Bundchen. The couple does have a small workout area in their Nashville home.
Kelly Clarkson, being an original American Idol alum, has had much success since her Idol days. She is one of the few Idols to have had success after the show. She is the second top-earner out of all the 12 American Idol winners, being right under Carrie Underwood. Clarkson was the first winner of the American Idol contest when it first aired in 2002. She earned approximately $7 million, where Underwood earned $31 million.
Since 2002, Clarkson has been fortunate enough to take advantage of her talents. She has sold over 10.6 million copies of her albums, and has released eight Top 10 singles. Clarkson’s most successful album was “Breakaway” that released in 2004. Her most recent albums were “Stronger” that released in 2011 and a winter album “Wrapped in Red” that released in 2013.
Despite having much success in her music career, Clarkson has grown up since American Idol and now has a husband and a new baby girl. Fans anxiously waited for baby photos when Clarkson went into labor over a week ago, but eventually Kelly Clarkson finally released a picture of her new daughter, River Rose, for the whole world to see.
Opinion By Tricia Manalansan