Let’s bring it back to 2006, shall we?
While Clarkson was rehearsing before the American Country Music Awards, Blackstock walked past her. Her manager at the time was Brandon’s dad, Narvel Blackstock, who revealed Brandon was in the same line of work. Unfortunately, Brandon was still married to his now-ex-wife Melissa Ashworth.
“This guy walks by, making everybody laugh. I said, ‘I’m gonna end up with him. I know it,’” she told People in a 2013 interview.
The duo reconnected six years later at the 2012 Super Bowl, where Clarkson was set to perform. Country star Blake Shelton, who was also in attendance to perform “America the Beautiful,” was accompanied by his manager (you guessed it), Blackstock.
Not too long after that, they had their first date.