Kelly Clark often mistaken for ‘American Idol’

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Snowboarder Kelly Clark, four-time Olympian; photo from Clark’s Facebook page

Kelly Clark is a star snowboarder who is an Olympic gold medalist and five-time winner of the Winter X Games in halfpipe.

Kelly Clarkson is a star singer who is a three-time Grammy Award winner and was TV's first "American Idol."

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Singer Kelly Clarkson; photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images

Kelly Clark's twitter account, @kellyclarkfdn (Kelly Clark Foundation), has 16,700 followers.

Kelly Clarkson's twitter account, @kelly_clarkson, has 9.4 million followers.

With names and twitter handles so much alike, you can probably understand how fans can confuse Clark for Clarkson, and make no mistake, they most certainly do.

"I would say at least five times a week I get some pretty funny Kelly Clarkson misinterpretations, like, 'I love your music' or 'Congratulations on getting married!'" Clark told The Wall Street Journal. "I'm like, 'This is amazing.'"

Besides sharing the first 10 letters of their names, Clark and Clarkson are close in age (30 and 31, respectively), and both rose to prominence in their chosen fields in 2002. That year, Clark won the gold medal at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics while Clarkson won "American Idol."

Not surprisingly, Clark finds out what's happening in Clarkson's life via her twitter feed, including Clarkson's recent engagement and pregnancy.

One thing Clark does have that Clarkson doesn't is a disclaimer on her Wikipedia page. It reads: "Not to be confused with Kelly Clarkson."

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Kelly Clark, a five-time gold medalist of Winter X Games; photo by Doug Pensigner/Getty Images

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