Kelly Clarkson can’t wait until April.
That’s when the Grammy Award-winning singer will give birth to her second child with her husband, Brandon Blackstock.
Describing herself as “loopy,” Clarkson admitted that’s she’s “miserable. I’ll be honest — I don’t do pregnancy well, but we make beautiful babies, so we’re having the one more and then we’re done. That’ll make four kids total, so that’ll be good.” Blackstock has two children from a former marriage and together he and the songstress have a daughter, River Rose.
Being pregnant and uncomfortable isn’t easy when you’re also promoting a new album. “Piece by Piece,” the seventh studio album by the “American Idol” alum, came out earlier this year and went to the top of the Billboard charts. The single by the same name is about to be released.
“We just finished the video and that’s coming out this month,” Clarkson said, adding that filming it was “fun…when you’re puking.”
Clarkson was in New York to help Citizen Watch Co. of America Inc. celebrate its new headquarters in the Hippodrome building on 43rd Street and Sixth Avenue.
And while she may not have felt well, Clarkson was in fine form, cracking jokes and playfully showing off her Circle of Time watch while “trying to create a waistline” and accommodating photographers who wanted a better shot of her stomach. “No pregnant woman wants to show off her baby bump,” she said with a smile, immediately placing the watch on top of said bump.
The evening, which also drew the other Citizen ambassador, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, served to promote the company’s tie-in with the March of Dimes’ Prematurity Awareness Month campaign. Citizen president Jeffrey Cohen presented March of Dimes executive Ruby Wint with a $10,000 donation to the cause.
Manning, who is also the celebrity spokesman for March of Dimes, took a moment to discuss his team’s performance so far this season. The Giants have a .500 record, but are in first place in the division. Does this surprise Manning?
He shrugged: “You never know what the circumstances are. We’d like to have more wins, but under the circumstances, we’re in a good spot. We’ve just got to win some more games, start playing our best football in the second half of the season. We look forward to this weekend’s game in Tampa. I think we have a good shot [of making it to the post-season.] We’re still right in the thick of things. It’s going to come down to the second half of the season and how we handle things. We’ve been playing a lot of close ones and we’ve got to win the close ones.”