Burleson-born pop star Kelly Clarkson made an important baby announcement, in true 2015-era fashion: via social media — namely, a cute photo on Instagram.
Pregnant with her second child with husband Brandon Blackstock, Clarkson shared a photo of their 16-month-old daughter River Rose, with the caption: "In other news, River’s gonna have a little baby brother :) #itsaboy We’re so excited!"
Clarkson first revealed the pregnancy, inadvertently, in August while on stage in Los Angeles, at a stop on her "Piece By Piece" tour. "I was not planning on announcing this, but I'm totally pregnant," she said, explaining that she was so emotional, she was unable to finish a song.
Dubbed "the original American Idol" after winning the first season of American Idol in 2002, Clarkson has logged numerous of Billboard hits and has won many awards, including two Academy of Country Music awards and two Grammys. In 2015, she released her seventh album, Piece By Piece.
In September, she was ordered by her doctor to cancel the remainder of her tour, which she announced on her website.
"I am truly sorry that I have to cancel the remainder of my tour dates," she said. "I was so looking forward to sharing this tour with all my amazing fans in Canada and the UK. Unfortunately my doctor is telling me I have to stay on vocal rest, but I am working hard to get better as fast as possible."
She and Blackstock were married in 2013; she's stepmother to his two children, Savannah and Seth, from a previous relationship.