Back in September, Kelly Clarkson told the world that dating is hard ("The problem isn't getting offers -- the problem is getting offers from someone you like, you know?") and even compared the process to "American Idol" ("It's like an 'American Idol' audition. The worst ones are the most confident. And the same thing goes for my dating life.")
But now it looks as if the "Stronger" singer is in a relationship with someone who knows a thing or two about the music biz himself -- Reba McEntire's stepson, Brandon Blackstock. According to Us Weekly, Clarkson has been with the 35-year-old Nashville talent manager since late last year.
Clarkson, 29, has been single since 2006, when she split from singer Graham Colton, sparking some speculation that she was a lesbian. In October, Clarkson told the women of "The View": "I'm from a small town so, like, everyone's married with children or about to have children. So it's a little hard when you go home and people are like -- and that's why people think I'm gay -- because they're like 'Why aren't you married?' And I'm like, 'It doesn't happen for everyone right off the bat.'"
CORRECTION: A previous version of this article misidentified the name of Reba McEntire's stepson. It has been updated to reflect these changes.