Original American Idol victor Kelly Clarkson has only had three boyfriends in her life - because she refuses to date somebody she can't see herself marrying.

The SINCE U BEEN GONE singer is fussy when it comes to selecting a lover, because she's eager to ensure she doesn't "waste time" on men she'll soon part ways with.

She says, "I've had only three boyfriends in my life, and I'm still really good friends with two of them.

"I'm 23! My friends make fun of me. It's not that I'm a prude; I just don't waste my time if they're not marriage material. I don't want to get married right now, but I don't see the point in wasting my kisses on someone.

"My last boyfriend and I broke up, and now he's already married. It's funny, because I'm not into the Hollywood scene, and he was so Hollywood - living in the hills, drinking the finest coffees, all that. He's the nicest guy, but we were just two totally different patches of green."

26/06/2005 09:30