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Kelly Clarkson Addresses Lesbian Rumors: 'It's Just Not My Thing'

The newly engaged original "American Idol" talks guys (and girls) in the latest issue of Cosmo.

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Kelly Clarkson -- off the market now that she's newly engaged to Brandon Blackstock -- addresses the gay rumors that surrounded her while she was single in the February issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine.

"People think, 'Oh, she's been single for too long,'" Clarkson tells Cosmo. "That's kind of an insult to the gay community. Being single doesn't mean you're gay. But I'm never insulted by it, obviously. I mean, I get hit on by the hottest girls ever. Oh, my god, if I were a lesbian, I would be so in luck. But it's just not my thing."

The original American Idol, 30, had been unattached for six years before getting together with Blackstock, a talent manager and  Reba McEntire's stepson, in February 2012. He proposed earlier this month.

"I’ve always batted for the boys’ team," she says. "But usually the guys who hit on me are tools. It’s the ones that don’t hit on you that make you like 'Why didn’t you ask me out?'"

In other Clarkson news, her mega-hit single "Stronger" has now surpassed sales of four million downloads on iTunes.

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