Kelly Clarkson And Brandon Blackstock Welcome Daughter River Rose
Kelly Clarkson announced the birth of her first child with husband Brandon Blackstock on June 14: a baby girl named River Rose Blackstock.
Kelly Clarkson Gives Birth To Baby Girl
River Rose was born on Thursday, June 12, though little is known about the circumstances of the birth. Both mother and daughter appear to be doing well, considering the Twitter announcement came from Clarkson’s personal Twitter profile.
Our baby girl River Rose Blackstock arrived on June 12th! Thank you everyone for all of your well wishes! Brandon and I are on cloud 9!! 🙂
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) June 14, 2014
This is Clarkson’s first child and Blackstock’s third – he has two children from a previous marriage, Savannah, 12, and Seth, 8. Clarkson married Blackstock in October 2013 after the two cancelled their big wedding plans and decided to elope.
Clarkson had been extremely vocal about how uncomfortable she found her pregnancy. In December, when she first announced her pregnancy, Clarkson appeared on Ellen and spoke to Ellen DeGeneres about her violent morning sickness, saying, “I vomit a good dozen times a day, like – it’s bad.”
A week before she gave birth, Clarkson took to Twitter to ask her baby girl to hurry up, writing, “Mama is tired, swollen and miserable.”
Okay my baby girl needs to come on out ASAP. Mama is tired, swollen and miserable hahaha!
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) June 4, 2014
Celebrities Welcome Baby River Rose
.@Kelly_Clarkson's baby is here- River Rose! I'm so happy she had a girl. I've been texting my vote all night.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) June 14, 2014
“@kelly_clarkson: Our baby girl River Rose Blackstock arrived on June 12th! Thank you everyone for all of your well wishes!” Welcome River!!
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) June 14, 2014
@kelly_clarkson Congrats!! Enjoy this time it goes all too quickly
— Sarah Michelle (@RealSMG) June 14, 2014
Blackstock’s ex-wife, Melissa Ashworth White – they divorced in 2012 – reportedly already met the newborn, telling Radar Online, “She’s [River] just absolutely precious. And Kelly is doing great.”
White also reportedly shared her thoughts on her first encounter with River on Facebook, writing, “Earlier today, I got to see the 3rd most precious baby in my life… River Rose Blackstock! It’s a love I can’t explain, she is a part of my kids.”
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