Kelly Clarkson gave birth to her first child this week. The 32-year-old Grammy winner announced over Twitter on Saturday that she and her husband, Brandon Blackstock welcomed a baby girl. “Our baby girl River Rose Blackstock arrived on June 12th!” she wrote. “Thank you everyone for all of your well wishes! Brandon and I are on cloud 9!! :)”
Clarkson married Blackstock, the son of her manager, Narvel Blackstock, and stepson of country star Reba McEntire, in October 2013. The following month, Clarkson announced over Twitter that she was pregnant, declaring the news the “best early Christmas present ever.”
Before announcing her pregnancy, Clarkson told Us Weekly that she was eager to start a family. “More than anything, next I want a baby. Lots of them!” she said in October. “My record label is freaking out because all I can talk about now are babies. We’re really excited and want to get our family started.”
Even aside from those major life milestones, the end of 2013 was a busy time for the American Idol alum, who released a new holiday album, Wrapped in Red and starred in Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale on NBC in December.