American darling Kelly Clarkson may be engaged now, but it wasn’t always so.

In fact, the pop star has been extremely outspoken about her experiences with depression, being single for long periods of time and, yes, feeling lonely, which, in the eyes of the media, apparently translates as being gay. Kelly herself has never condoned the rumours, but she’s never been offended by them.

She’s recently said for Cosmopolitan Magazine, via the Huffington Post: "People think, 'Oh, she's been single for too long.' That's kind of an insult to the gay community. Being single doesn't mean you're gay. But I'm never insulted by it, obviously. I mean, I get hit on by the hottest girls ever. Oh, my god, if I were a lesbian, I would be so in luck. But it's just not my thing. I've always batted for the boys' team." That sounds reasonable enough. However, the rumors are bound to be put to rest now, that the singer is happily engaged to Brandon Blackstock. In the same interview, she also talked about her relationship: "We've known each other for years, but we didn't start talking until the Super Bowl last February. And this is the funniest/worst thing ever: One of my superhero idols is Whitney Houston, and the day she died was our first date. I was like 'This is a bad omen." Nevertheless, it looks like things have been going pretty well for the couple so far and hopefully the future holds even more happiness for them.