Pregnant singer Kelly Clarkson is beginning to feel good about her past weight gain issues - because it means no one will expect her to lose the pounds quickly when she becomes a mum for the first time.

The Because of You singer announced she was expecting a baby on Tuesday (19Nov13) and just before she went public with the big news, she sat down for an interview with U.S. publication Parade, during which she discussed her changing figure in the months ahead.

Clarkson, who slimmed down for her wedding day to the baby's father, Brandon Blackstock, last month (Oct13), said, "Everybody calls me fat all the time, so I can't wait to have a reason, instead of everybody just being a jerk!"

And she insisted she'll be in no rush to lose the baby weight, adding, "I've never been Gisele Bundchen, so ain't (sic) nobody expecting that! I like to set a (low) standard so people don't expect a lot."