Kelly Clarkson is engaged! American Idol’s biggest success story, who became the first winner of the talent competition and went on to have several major hits, is ready to walk down the aisle.

The singer broke the news over Twitter yesterday (December 15). She has been dating her boyfriend, now fiancé, the talent agent Brandon Blackstock since the beginning of the year and, while the pair have generally been keeping a low profile, the relationship is obviously still going strong.

Yesterday the singer/songwriter tweeted to her fans “I’M ENGAGED! I wanted y'all to know!! Happiest night of my life last night!” According to Reuters, she then shared a picture of her canary yellow engagement ring, which Blackstock himself helped design. Happy celebrity couples - what a rare, but lovely phenomenon!

Earlier this year, Clarkson appeared on The Ellen Show, where she gushed about her budding relationship and finally having someone to be with over Thanksgiving and Christmas and hey, nobody would argue with that. The singer has always been very open and honest in her music and her public appearances about feelings of loneliness and frustration, so this news comes as a welcome change to her and her fans. We here at contactmusic would like to give our best wishes to the happy couple.