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Kelly Clarkson Expecting First Child

"Best Christmas present ever!" tweeted the "American Idol" alum.

Kelly Clarkson Wrapped in Red Album - S 2013
"Wrapped in Red"

Kelly Clarkson and her husband, Brandon Blackstock, have something extra to celebrate this holiday season -- their first child.

The original American Idol announced her pregnancy early Tuesday evening on Twitter.

"I'm pregnant!!! Brandon and I are so excited! Best early Christmas present ever," the 31-year-old Fort Worth, Texas, native wrote.

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The happy news comes less than a month after the singer's wedding to Blackstock. Blackstock has two children from a previous marriage.

Clarkson, who just released her Christmas album, Wrapped in Red, is set to perform at the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting in New York next month.

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