The 31-year-old told People that she and fiancé Brandon Blackstock have decided to elope instead of throwing a big party.
“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,” she tells the magazine.
“We sent out a save-the-date to everyone and then it got crazy and all the details were leaking.”
“Then honestly the planning – I have a Christmas record coming out. I’m doing a bunch of stuff with State Farm right now (the singer is teaming up with the insurance company to educate kids about safe driving). We have two kids who just started school. We’re going to all these football games and soccer games and volleyball games and [Brandon]’s got one of the biggest artists [Blake Shelton] in country music. He’s flying everywhere.”
The former American Idol winner also believes that every day is a party alongside the man of her life.
“Our whole life is a celebration,” she says. “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.’ ”
As for rumors of a possible pregnancy, Clarkson put an end to the speculation on Twitter.
“FYI…Brandon & I are getting married & no I am not pregnant. We are eloping for one reason only. We both want an intimate ceremony.”