Since she captured 58 percent of 15.5 million votes with her teary-eyed performance of "A Moment Like This," besting runner-up Justin Guarini, she's enjoyed plenty of moments comparable to the one she sang about in what became her debut single.
Now she has three Grammys to her name – and a new love. And, just four weeks after marrying said love, husband Brandon Blackstock, she proved her greatest moment of all is still yet to come: She's expecting her first child, she Tweeted Tuesday.
I'm pregnant!!! Brandon and I are so excited! Best early Christmas present ever :)— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) November 19, 2013
The announcement came amid rumors of a baby on the way, as Clarkson made her desire for a family no secret. In fact, before the big announcement, she hinted to Parade, "I'm totally gonna have a girl. I'm manifesting it! And when I have a girl, you're gonna be like, 'That chick knew it!'"
In honor of the many happy moments like this yet to come, relive the performance that started it all (in the video above).