The gossip blogs have gone into overdrive this week with rumors that Kelly Clarkson is engaged to marry her boyfriend Brandon Blackstock: but is it true? Well, according to Clarkson herself - and she should know - it's a steaming pile of codswallop.

This week, the first American Idol winner appeared on the Ellen Degeneres show to put to bed the speculation. "Everyone thinks we are. We're not. We've actually been dating for nine months." However, the 'Stronger' singer confirmed that she will be walking down the aisle, one day. "We love each other. We are totally going to get married one day. No, he has two children and I'm new. You know you want to like - I mean he's got to put a ring at some point," she added. Trying to get as much out of the story as possible, DeGeneres pressed Clarkson as to what kind of wedding she would have, though the singer said it would most certainly be a tiny affair. "We will totally, probably elope," she said.

Kelly Clarkson's Greatest Hits Part 1 is out now, featuring seventeen tracks spanning ten years of music material from her career. It also includes three previously unreleased tracks 'Catch My Breath', 'Don't Rush' and 'People Like Us.'