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Kelly Clarkson Wasn’t Wearing a Bra When She Got Engaged

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Kelly Clarkson – she of the live singing and no gayness – is happily engaged to fiancé Brandon Blackstock and they’re in the midst of planning their dream wedding. My dream wedding is the one that doesn’t exist because weddings are lame, but I’m sure Brelly (that’s what I’m calling Kelly/Brandon – deal with it) are gonna throw a banger.

This story isn’t about weddings, though – not really. It’s more about the fact that Kelly Clarkson is lucky enough to not have to wear a bra 24/7 (I wish!) and was flowing free (and wearing Uggs!) the day her boo proposed in December.

From People:

Relaxing at their Nashville home together in December, Clarkson recalls, “Out of nowhere I just said, ‘Thanks for being an awesome guy.’ I’ve never been loved properly by a man, and I was just like, ‘I thank you so much for that.’ ”

What she didn’t realize was that Blackstock, 36, was about to propose. “Not a damn clue!” she says. “If I did I would have worn something besides Uggs and a sweatshirt with no bra.”

First of all, girl, I’m torn about this because really, you don’t need to thank a man for loving you. I get that it’s a wonderful feeling and I’m damn thankful on a daily basis for the love I receive, but thanking your partner implies that they’re doing you a favour. Then again, I’m sure I’ve done the same thing and I wasn’t wearing Uggs, so maybe she’s got a point.

I kid! We love Kelly – she’s one of the most earnest pop singers with next to no pretense and a seemingly great sense of humour – and we wish her the best of luck.

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  • I thank my guy too, not because he’s doing me a favor but because I really do appreciate the way he loves me. I had a crappy ex who treated me badly so I know what it’s like to be on both sides. I am much happier now and saying ‘thank you’ when you’re feeling so fully happy and content is fine. He doesn’t take it as an ego boost but he does appreciate hearing I am thankful for his love just as he is for mine. We just express things differently.

  • I tell my husband thank you all the time for many different things that he does and say because I want him to know how much I appreciate what he does for me and he does the same for me !!! It helps us realize how lucky we are to have each other and we just celebrated 22 years last December !!!!!

  • I don’t think “thank you” necessarily implies the other person is doing you a favor; I think it can be just a nice way of expressing how appreciative you are of how they make you feel/what they do for you. Granted, I’ve never thanked my husband specifically for *loving* me (I don’t think), but I’ve thanked him for being generally awesome, and both of us say “thank you” all the time for every little thing that we do for each other. The warm smiles, genuine “thank you”s, and heartfelt”I love you”s that we say to each other constantly (that’s important – you have to mean it when you say it) are probably what have kept us together (and happy!) for over 11 years.

    • Oh, I know – which is why I said I’m kinda being ridiculous since I know I do the same myself. It’s important to be thankful for the things that your partner does for you, the understanding, love and support they give you on a daily basis, just as it’s important to feel appreciated by those you love for the things you do for them, as well. I think I just have a kneejerk reaction when I read things like that because I’ve seen it so many times in life when women think the men they’re with are in the position of power and it’s their job to seem grateful that they’re still with them. I’m totally with what everyone’s saying, though – it’s one of the keys of a long, successful relationship… along with laughter!

  • Ok, it’s 6:40, are we now done with the saccharine overload? I’m off for an Irish coffee and a few hands of blackjack before breakfast.

  • I think it’s lovely that she thanks her partner. We should all be so thoughtful to the people we love. It’s unfortunate that some people think it’s appropriate to thank a stranger for opening a door for you but weird to thank someone for loving you because “it’s not like they’re not doing you a a favor.” I thank my husband for being so thoughtful sometimes so that he knows that I notice and appreciate such things even when I’m too busy to say so at the time. It sounds like she has a very sweet relationship.

  • I have never worn a bra except the two years I breast fed, (no that is not a typo, I breast fed for TWO years). One day in my early twenties, I came home in tears because one of the old cats I worked with told me my boobs would be down to my knees when was fourty, and my husband without missing a beat said, “you have nice knees”. It’s now my stock line when the braless issue comes up – “I have nice knees!” I think bras are overrated. They are useful if you are large breasted, jogging or breast feeding, but otherwise it’s just a cultural thing that has outlived it’s usefulness.

    • Not to be rude but don’t droopy boobs concern you/don’t other people around you think it’s just a bit inappropriate…?
      I have to say, everyday life would be such a pain if I didn’t have something to strap my beasties down.