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2012 certainly ended well for the winner of the inaugural season of the television series American Idol, Kelly Clarkson, who proudly showed off her engagement ring just hours after announcing her engagement to talent manager Brandon Blackstock via Twitter last Saturday, December 15.

She received numerous fan requests about her ring, so she happily obliged with a photo.

Last November, Kelly told Ellen DeGeneres that she could see herself being Mrs. Blackstock in the near future. She said, "We love each other. We are totally going to get married one day. No, he has two children and I'm new ... I mean, he's got to put it a ring on it at some point. But I'll wait it out." 

Clarkson's fiancé is the son of her longtime manager, Narvel Blackstock, and stepson of country songstress Reba McEntire. Last March it was reported that Clarkson and Blackstock had started dating, and now live together in Nashville.