Yup, Kelly Clarkson Dated Justin Guarini

by Loretta Donelan

Kelly Clarkson has been back in the spotlight in 2015. She sang with John Legend, released her new album Piece By Piece, sang a duet with Jimmy Fallon, and is now being asked to reveal her deepest, darkest secrets. Clarkson was on Watch What Happens Live! on Thursday, and the singer/songwriter participated in "Plead The Fifth," a segment in which she can only refuse one of Andy Cohen's three questions. She cheerfully answered all of them, though she mostly used them as a chance to clarify, rather than answer directly. The whole night, Clarkson seemed to go for the diplomatic answer, rather than the dramatic one.

This is surprising, as Clarkson has made headlines for being outspoken lately. She stood up to Katie Hopkins for fat-shaming her, telling Heat Magazine: "I've never cared what people think. It's more if I'm happy and I'm confident and feeling good; that's always been my thing. And more so now, since having a family — I don't seek out any other acceptance." Good for Clarkson. Her Watch What Happens Live! interview dealt with slightly lighter subjects, from the Oscars to Idol, though there was certainly some gold amongst the diplomacy. Here were the major reveals:

Underwood > Gaga

First, Cohen asked her to pick which Sound of Music performance she liked better: Lady Gaga's or Carrie Underwood's. It took a little bit for Clarkson to remember that Underwood had played Maria in Sound of Music Live! (understandable), but she did end up going with Underwood. Why? Because Underwood performed the whole thing, rather than a medley. I wonder, though, if this choice is actually because Clarkson and Underwood run in the same circles. Ever the diplomat, Clarkson did defensively say that she loved Gaga's performance.

The "Pitchy Stripper" Was Not Miley

Cohen asked Clarkson about her tweet about Miley Cyrus during the 2013 VMAs. For those who don't remember, Clarkson brilliantly, enigmatically tweeted the words "pitchy stripper" while Cyrus was twerking with Robin Thicke. However, Clarkson denied that the tweet was about the "Wrecking Ball" singer, instead saying that everyone falsely jumped to that conclusion:

I never said Miley Cyrus! The fact that I tweeted 'pitchy stripper' and people thought Miley Cyrus is not my problem. I'm just saying!

Seems pretty evasive if you ask me. She then refused to answer who the tweet was actually referring to.

She Dated Justin Guarini

Thirdly, Cohen asked her about her relationship with From Justin To Kelly and American Idol costar Justin Guarini. She revealed that they did "date a little bit" during their movie. Though this is a tactful way to put it, at least this part of the segment seemed straightforward in its honesty. "I think any two people who were thrown together that much... guy, girl, you put "Timeless," that song from From Justin to Kelly, you can't fight it!" She makes a good point.