Did Kelly Clarkson and fiance Brandon Blackstock cancel their elaborate wedding plans because she is pregnant? Tabloids have been buzzing that the former 'American Idol' champ is eloping because she is already with child, but the singer says it’s simply not true.

The 31-year-old says they decided to scale back their plans when they realized that the event was becoming much more than what they both wanted for their special day. Not that Clarkson is completely opposed to taking on the parental role. She is about to become a step-mom to Blackstock’s two children 12-year-old Savannah and Seth, six and says she relishes her new role. Clarkson’s holiday album, ‘Wrapped in Red’ will be released on Oct. 29. She is spending most of the next few months on the road, including a show Monday night (Aug. 26) in Cleveland, Ohio.