Kelly Clarkson Welcomes Son Remington Alexander

04/14/2016 at 10:35 AM ET

Kelly Clarkson Brandon Blackstock
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And baby makes four!

Kelly Clarkson and husband Brandon Blackstock welcomed their second child together, a son, on Tuesday, April 12 in Nashville, Tennessee, the singer announced Thursday via Twitter.

“Our little baby boy has arrived!! Remington Alexander Blackstock was born 4/12/16 & he is healthy & we couldn’t be happier or more in love!” Clarkson, 33, wrote.

Clarkson, who is already mom to 22-month-old daughter River Rose with Blackstock, announced her second pregnancy during an August 2015 concert at Los Angeles’ Staples Center.

The singer stopped midway through her song “Piece By Piece” to tell the crowd: “I was not planning on announcing this but … I’m totally pregnant.”

But her most powerful performance during her pregnancy came when she took the stage during American Idol‘s finale season to perform her hit “Piece by Piece,” a song about her husband’s great parenting and the absence of her own father during her childhood.

“I didn’t realize it was gonna be that bad,” she later told Ellen DeGeneres of her emotional performance, which left her choked up and in tears.

“[Brandon] was [at Idol], my little girl was there, my little boy was turning circles in my stomach. It was nostalgic,” she said. “It was the last time I was gonna be on Idol and it’s ending. I was screwed from the get-go.”

She joked, “Emotionally, I was on a slip and slide from hell.”

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During her pregnancy, Clarkson spoke about how her morning sickness was just as bad the second time around.

“I’m familiar with all-day sickness,” she told Gayle King on CBS This Morning in November. “I have to get IVs and fluids because I get so dehydrated. It’s really bad.”

But the chance to “pop out magical unicorns” like River Rose, Clarkson said, makes the whole struggle worth it.

Clarkson and Blackstock, a Nashville-based talent manager, got engaged in 2012 and tied the knot in October 2013. Blackstock also has two children, Savannah and Seth, from a previous marriage.

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charlotte on

Congratulations on your new little blessing!! All the best to your family.

Karen on

Love the name! Congrats to them both

carly on

Yay. Congrats, Kelly and Brandon. 🙂

kb on

Love the name! Congrats!

dancer92136 on

Congratulations…great name and I can’t wait for the picture of River with her baby brother.

Real Wayne La Pierre on

I loves me some fat redneck who names her kid after a gun manufacturer.

Amy on

Great name! And congrats to your healthy growing family!

Jill on

Congratulations to you both!!!

Lee on

“Balloons to size of whale” im fat because of baby weight….1 year later “im fat because of baby weight

congratulations but... on

Congratulations! Love the name. You loud mouth bimbo.

Lori Smit on

In answer to Real Wayne La Pierre, Remington was also the name of the great Western artist,. Duh!!!

Millie on

New babies are wonderful, but I really hope she takes a break from having kids and focuses on getting healthy and losing weight. I know it is an unkind thing to say, but the extra weight on her does not look good and is distracting from what a great singer she is.

Jennifer Martin on

Congratulations Kelly, Brandon and River! Welcome to the world baby Remington!

Wth on


Shut your mouth, you disgusting piece of garbage.

Wth on

He’s named after a gun?

drgrady on

Aww! Congrats to them on their new family member!

Bridget on

The name reminds me of Remington Steel and any name is better than Spurgeon! Alexander was my grandpa’s middle name and my nephew’s middle name and my cousin’s son as well.

Robin on

Longest. Pregnancy. EVER.

guest on

Named after a gun?

amanda on

I was really hoping for Phoenix

Paradise Lost on

aww I lLove the name congrats Miz Kelly and those Concentratrating on her weight or the how baby’s name Remington after a gun please ladies and am asking nicely be kind to others this is joyous time in Kelly’s life and you’ll are choosing to concentrate on these trivial and lame and petty stuff please don’t out of respect please don’t!! Kelky really is a nice person and a talented singer and about her weight am sure she will shed it all in it due time🙃

angela on

So happy for her! Congrats.

Tee on

Ach, such wonderful news to read! Love Kelly and Brandon both and little River Rose is as cute as can be! I’m sure baby Remington is equally precious and I’m rather fond of the name.

I know it shouldn’t surprise me, this being the internet, but dang, some people are flat rude. There’s something to be said for the age old expression, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.”

Melanie on

I like the name! Remy and River sound so cute together.

Kathy on

This couple makes adorable babies! RR is a real heart breaker! Happiness to this family!

Mellie on

Congrats on your new one and much happiness to you all! You are awesome, Kelly Clarkson!

Chicky dee on


RB on

I’m just glad the name is not Bridget.

Guest on

They really should name a gun after the baby! Remington Blackstock and make the stock black! So cool!

Kola on

Glad she and baby are well. Why does something tell me she’ll be divorcing in a few years. Not trying to be negative but I just don’t see this marriage lasting.

sharon on

She is such a down to earth, honest artiest, I just love her.

Anonymous on

So happy for her! Congratulations.

Anonymous on

I sure hope this article meant ” and baby makes four….kids”
They have two older children from Brandons previous relationship, really baby would make six?

Sam on

They are lovely couple. Good for them.

Anita Burke on

Congratulations to you and your husband on your new bundle of joy…love his name Remington, and calling him Remy…oh and cant forget “BIG SIS”…

Anonymous on

So happy for them, they seem a down to earth couple.