Kelly Clarkson had her eye on talent manager Brandon Blackstock for years. The stepson of her pal Reba McEntire, he was involved with someone else the first time they met, but she bided her time. "When he became single, I was on the prowl," the Grammy-winning chart-topper told Ryan Seacrest in October, seven months into their romance. "Once you finally fall in love with someone and you are so comfortable with them, it makes you more comfortable in your skin. It makes you comfortable as an artist and it makes you more confident." Gushed Kelly, "I'm completely head over heels for him -- he knows that." Indeed he did. Blackstock popped the question in December, slipping a giant canary-yellow diamond on Clarkson's finger.