Brandon Blackstock's proposal to Kelly Clarkson wasn't traditionally romantic.

Kelly admitted the proposal took them both by surprise but they couldn't be happier and can't wait to tie the knot at their Nashville home.

She said: ''Out of nowhere I just said 'Thanks for being an awesome guy.' I've never been loved properly by a man and I was just like, 'I thank you so much for that.' Then all of a sudden he leans in and kisses me and he's on his knee. Still at this point I'm like 'Did he drop something?' Not a damn clue. If I did I would have worn something besides Uggs and a sweatshirt with no bra.''

Kelly, 30, is head over heels in love with Brandon and admitted she ''doesn't even know how not to be cheesy about it.''

She added to People magazine: ''I finally feel like for once I don't have to be so independent. He's someone who looks out for me. I always wanted that in a man. It's the most exhilarating feeling and the most safe feeling.''