Kelly Clarkson’s had to deal with a lot of rumors since shooting to fame after winning American Idol, but one of the rumors that’s stuck around the longest has been the rumor that Clarkson is a lesbian.
In a new interview with Cosmopolitan, Clarkson opens up about the gay rumors, saying, “People think, "Oh, she's been single for too long." 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. I've always batted for the boys' team.”
When elaborating on whether she gets hit on by guys or girls, she says, “Yeah, I get hit on by both. 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?" It's like American Idol auditions: The guys who are the most confident are the horrible ones, and the ones who are good have no confidence at all.”
She also talks about her current relationship with her boyfriend, saying, “We've known each other for years, but we didn't start talking until the Super Bowl last February. And this is the funniest/worst thing ever: One of my superhero idols is Whitney Houston, and the day she died was our first date. I was like "This is a bad omen."