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Kelly Clarkson weds Brandon Blackstock ahead of Oct. 30 concert at Venetian

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Singer Kelly Clarkson performs at the ceremonial swearing-in for President Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.

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Brandon Blackstock and Kelly Clarkson.

Congratulations to Season 1 “American Idol” winner singer Kelly Clarkson, who tied the knot Sunday with longtime fiance and music manager Brandon Blackstock, but it means no honeymoon for the couple as she will appear next week at the Venetian to tape a Christmas TV special.

“We had to squeeze the wedding in before that,” laughed Kelly, who became engaged last December. They described their wedding at Blackberry Farms in Tennessee as an elopement. It is the 31-year-old Texas singer’s first marriage and his second.

Brandon is the stepson of country star Reba McEntire, and his two children Savannah and Seth live with them. Kelly sent out three photos of the wedding on her Twitter @Kelly_Clarkson taken by Archetype Studio.

There are reports that since Kelly and Brandon have their pilot’s licenses and flew their family in and out for the surprise wedding, they’ll fly themselves here to Las Vegas, too.

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