The benefits of pop-star life are numerous: private jets, free food, adoring fans. And if you’re Kelly Clarkson, there’s one more perk: helping two people begin the rest of their lives together.
Alex Malerba, who describes himself as a Clarkson fanatic, shared a video on Instagram of his proposal to boyfriend Justin Blake during a meet-and-greet with Clarkson after a performance in Las Vegas on Tuesday evening.
“Asking the love of my life to marry me in front of the one and only @kellyclarkson was an amazing moment!!!! HE SAID YES,” Malerba wrote in the caption.
Malerba told TooFab that Clarkson gave him a shout-out during her concert and that he was then able to convince security to let him have a few moments backstage. He told Clarkson of his plan to propose, and the Grammy -winning singer replied: “You should have told me! I would have done it during the show…we are gonna do it. We aren’t waiting another minute!”
Malerba then pulled Blake next to Clarkson, and they took a picture before Malerba dropped down on one knee.
“Oh my God, I’m so happy!” Clarkson exclaims as Blake tears up during Malerba’s proposal. She then hugs the two, saying, “I’m like a part of it!”
The couple hopes Clarkson will continue to be a part of their romance, with Malerba saying he wants Clarkson to consider officiating their wedding. Who knows? Clarkson could add “wedding officiator” to her list of pop-star accomplishments.