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Kelly Clarkson turns 32 years old today, but if you're thinking of getting the singer a present, don't bother.

Husband Brandon Blackstock has already gone ahead and gotten her the best one possible: an upcoming baby!

Indeed, Clarkson - a perennial THG favorite due to her talent and humble personality - is expecting a boy later this year and continues to be totally adorable about her family life.

Did you see the Kelly Clarkson Christmas card? Totes. Adorbs.

So join us now in wishing the original American Idol all the best birthday wishes in the world and click through 32 photos of the star in honor of the 32nd anniversary of her coming into the world:

Kelly Clarkson in NYC
We adore Kelly Clarkson. The original American Idol is as talented and as a grounded as they come.

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One of the most talented, down-to-Earth singers in the business celebrates a milestone birthday today.

That's right, the original American Idol is 30 years old. Can you believe Kelly Clarkson has been in our lives for so many years already?!?

The multiple-time award winner - Grammys... Billboards... American Music... you name it! - will anchor a new reality series this summer, crossing the country on Duets in search of the next big star. She also guest-mentored on The Voice a couple weeks ago.

Watch the following tribute to this vocal star and then send in your birthday wishes right now!

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As Crystal Bowersox and company battle it out for the season nine crown, they should stop and give thanks to Kelly Clarkson.

If that singer had not gone on to a successful post-American Idol career, avoiding any major scandals in the process, it's likely that Idol would not be what it is today.

So fans should keep that in mind today, as Clarkson celebrates her 28th birthday. Send in your best wishes to this star and enjoy the photo montage we've published in her honor...

Kelly Clarkson in Self