Kelly Clarkson Now Wants to Elope

By ABC News

Aug 22, 2013 11:30am

Forget all those wedding details that Kelly Clarkson shared with the world: The singer now wants to elope.

Speaking to People magazine, Clarkson said she and her fiance, Brandon Blackstock, have changed their minds about a wedding.

“We are so busy that we finally just came to terms the other night and were like, ‘So, we change our minds and we want to elope.’ We just got so overwhelmed by it – all the decisions,” Clarkson said.

The news comes a day after Clarkson posted a second engagement photo and told Ryan Seacrest that she’s “so over” the planning of what would have been her October nuptials.

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Clarkson told People that one factor in their about-face is the fact that she and Blackstock “sent out a save-the-date to everyone and then it got crazy and all the details were leaking.”

In addition, the 31-year-old singer said she is overwhelmed with working on her Christmas album and her involvement in State Farm Insurance’s safe driving program, while Blackstock’s got his hands full managing Blake Shelton and juggling his two kids’ schedules.

The couple informed their friends and family of their latest decision with an engagement photo that said, “Thank you so much for understanding, but it’s just going to be me and Brandon and his two kids and the minister.”

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Clarkson said they will have a party but it will be to celebrate the construction on their house. All the people they would’ve invited to the wedding will be there, Clarkson said, so it’s almost the same thing.

Ultimately, Clarkson said she and Blackstock realized that they don’t need a huge bash to celebrate their love.

“Our whole life is a celebration,” she explained to People. “That’s what we kept laughing about. We don’t need another day where we throw a big party. Our lives are so in the spotlight all the time. Everything is such a spectacle, we were like, ‘We would rather have an intimate moment that’s special.’”

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