Kelly Clarkson’s Daughter River Rose Celebrates Fairytale 3rd Birthday
Kelly Clarkson’s daughter River Rose turned three years old on Monday (June 12), and to celebrate, the family threw a magical fairytale soiree for her.
Clarkson shared some adorable photos from the event on Instagram, showing River in an elaborate princess gown, reminiscent of Belle, and whimsical carriages — a plastic one for riding, and a beautiful cast iron one for decoration.
In true 3-year-old fashion, River wished for “pink forever” when it came time to blow out the candles, according to the caption. "Happy Birthday to our smart, witty, & beautiful girl, River Rose!” Clarkson writes of her daughter.
River Rose is a big sister to little bro Remy, who was born in April 2016. Clarkson says he’s the last one, though, after the extremely difficult pregnancies she endured both times. She was serious — Brandon Blackstock got a vasectomy last year.
“I was literally pregnant with Remi, and I was like, ‘You are getting fixed. This will never happen to me again,’” Clarkson says. "“If something happens, it’s a miracle of God. I literally told my OBGYN on the table while open, ‘If I get pregnant again, I will find you!’”
Clarkson is a stepmother to two older children from Blackstock’s previous marriage.
“We have a 15-year-old, 9-year-old, 2[-year-old] and 5-month-old … I already have days where I cry, so we don’t need any more kids. It’s a lot,” Clarkson previously told Ellen DeGeneres.
Not that she’s complaining. It’s clear she adores her babies, even enough to write a children’s book about them. River Rose and the Magical Lullaby features and was inspired by her daughter.
“I started writing down these little fun stories, of like when we went to Australia and she got to hang out with some kangaroos, I just thought I’d write little cute stories for her and put little pictures with it,” Clarkson explained in the video announcement. “These little stories ended up turning into a book for each place we went.”
Clarkson was recently announced as a judge on The Voice’s 2018 season, which longtime judge Blake Shelton is, but isn't super jazzed about.
“I used to think that Miley Cyrus would be the person that talks the most ever in the history of this show,” he jokes. “Now that they brought in Kelly Clarkson. Oh. My. God. Thank God they’re at least on different seasons because my ears would fall off of my head. There would be no oxygen left in the room. Neither one of them could stop talking."
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