Nashville resident, Blake Shelton’s manager, Reba McEntire’s stepson: Brandon Blackstock is all of these things along with being the rumored boyfriend of Kelly Clarkson, as Us Weekly reported Wednesday. (Reps for both have yet to comment). What else do we know about the man who may have captured “Miss Independent’s” heart?
1. He’s a tweeter. Blackstock and Clarkson have traded flirty tweets over the past few weeks. On March 4, Clarkson re-tweeted a message Will Smith posted: “Texting the same person all day and night and never getting bored because you like them that much.” Blackstock replied, “who you texting?” Aw?
2. She likes what he does. That is, rep country singer Blake Shelton. On Jan. 13, Clarkson tweeted, “I got to see @blakeshelton show tonight and wow so great!! Y’all have to go see it!! Fun night!!” Blackstock re-tweeted her message.
3. He’s a change from the usual. Clarkson’s last boyfriend was singer Graham Colton, with whom she split six years ago. In 2006, she told Us Weekly that distance during her 2005 tour tore them apart. “He was in the studio, and we didn’t even see each other. We were both like, ‘This doesn’t make sense,’” A source told the latest issue of Us that Blackstock’s different. ”Before Brandon, Kelly had a really tough time with love. [Brandon] is just what she needed.”
4. He comes from a country music family. Blackstock’s dad is Narvel Blackstock, who’s married to and manages Reba McEntire. Narvel is also one of Clarkson’s managers. Coincidence?