My love for Kelly Clarkson knows no boundaries. Since her days on American Idol, a 19-year-old Texan Girl who won the hearts of this entire Continent, I’ve longed for the day I’d meet the now triple GRAMMY Winner. I waited outside her 2007 Massey Hall Show only to be nudged by my Brother who was content along with my Nieces just having seen her perform her entire Discography live with me. I could have sworn she was about to leave at any moment! GAA! She would walk right by me at the 2009 MuchMusic Video Awards, her Sharpie signing my CD quickly before being hustled into her SUV. She would come again for the Awards a couple years later, only to go under everyone’s radar, refusing all Media on the Red Carpet. I was devastated how incredibly-bad my luck was with the Singer – and believe me, I’ve met some Toughies – whom I was confident was just as nice in-person as on TV. Unlike some other Starlets who only turn it on for the cameras, Clarkson I was sure had been the Real Deal.
Today was my lucky day at long last and I came ready with a cute stuffed Alpaca for Clarkson‘s Baby Daughter River Rose, to show I meant business! It was face-numbingly cold but after a bit of a wait outside a Radio appearance today, she would come speeding in front of me in a van with her Handlers, getting a bit of help out – she had on some pretty crazy heels. “This is for River Rose“, I said Alpaca in-hand. “OMG, you are soooo sweet! Let me give you a hug!!”, she gushed. “Was this really happening!?”, I kept thinking! Sure she still had a bit of her babyweight, but she is just lovely and full of charisma! If karma was bracing me for a moment like this – see what I did there? – this totally was worth all those years of agony! What didn’t kill me made me stronger! Pun intended.
Access was totally limited to Clarkson this visit, her remaining at Bell Media Headquarters much of her day, admitting at a taping of CTV‘s The Social she brings her Husband, Brandon Blackstock and River Rose with her everywhere she travels. No sightings of Baby today unfortunately and we can’t blame her! It is beyond freezing!