Ah, Kelly Clarkson—another one of my most favorite people to talk about, even though we don’t often have “good” reason to talk about her, as her life is actually pretty normal and scandal-free. Something I love, though, despite the fact that she’s not much of a staple around here anymore? That when we do talk about her, it’s pretty much always positive (unless it’s about That Blonde, and girl, you know how I feel about that business). Here’s Kelly in a recent interview with Cosmopolitan, where she talks about relationships, sexuality, and weight gain (and loss).
Kelly on people assuming she’s gay:
“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.”
On getting hit on—also by girls:
“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 not just my thing. I’ve always battled for the boys’ team. … But usually the guys who hit on me are tools. It’s the ones that don’t hit on you that make you like ‘Why didn’t you ask me out?’ It’s like American Idol auditions: The guys who are the most confident are the horrible ones, and the ones who are good have no confidence at all.”
On her weight loss:
“I lost 18 pounds. And I think that happens when you fall in love or date someone. If I’m going to be messing around, I gotta look good. There’s not a fad diet. I was working with a trainer. You’d be amazed the amount of weight you can drop by halving your portions. I know it sounds crazy, but do it for two weeks and watch what happens.’ I just cut back my portions, I stopped eating late at night, and I work out a little more than I used to, and I literally dropped 18 pounds in a month. I think it happens when you get really busy. But when I’m on my off-time – girl, those 18 might come back.”
On extreme dieting:
“I’m not willing to do that. I’m willing to work a little bit because I want to be a healthy individual – which I always have been. I’ve put on weight, but that’s just what I’m happy with at that moment. … Brandon and I both have bikes on the back of the bus, and we both love the outdoors. Once your lifestyle becomes more active, obviously you drop weight.”
See? How can you not love her?
Image courtesy of Just Jared