Kelly Clarkson hopes to be pregnant by the end of the year

Kelly Clarkson's daughter River Rose will soon have a little brother or sister if the singer gets her way. Almost a year after she became a mum for the first time on 12 June 2014, Kelly has revealed that she's planning for baby number two.

The 33-year-old said that she hopes to pregnant by the end of the year, once her touring schedule means that she has some down time to concentrate on her family.

Kelly revealed she's hoping to get pregnant before the end of the year

"I do America until October, and then Canada in October, so I think we're coming here [to the UK] in November," she told Bang Showbiz. "Hopefully, because I plan on being pregnant very soon after that, so hopefully I get here!"

The Texas-born songstress went on to say that she finds it difficult as a woman, reconciling her work plans with having a family.

"After tour I want to start (trying) for the next one," she said. "It's hard being a woman and wanting kids and fitting in your career.

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Kelly welcomed her first child River Rose in June 2014

"So I want to tour, I'm looking forward to it. I haven't done it since 2013 so I'm really looking forward to it because we've built an amazing show. But I am looking forward to the tail-end, going back into it!"

Kelly, who tied the knot with talent manager Brandon Blackstock in October 2013, is also keen not to have a big age gap between her children.

"I want them to be close together, because the other two are kind of close together, my stepkids," she said.

Kelly and Brandon said "I do" at Blackberry Farms in Tennessee

Kelly is stepmother to Brandon's children from his previous marriage, Seth and Savannah – and together they are all one happy family.

"My kids love her," Brandon's ex-wife Melissa told People magazine in October 2013. "I couldn't ask for a better stepmother for my children."