Kelly Clarkson is proving to be one of the most relatable and candid celebrities working today. She’s currently living through the deeply personal experience of a divorce but has made it very public. In a new interview, she explained her desire to normalize it, “because I think we all go through things so we can help each other not feel alone.”
The singer filed for divorce from Brandon Blackstock in June. Ever since then, the “Stronger” singer has been as open as she can be without making things any more complicated for her children.
Kelly Clarkson says that no one “expects” divorce.
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In a recent interview with Hoda Kotb on the Today Show, Clarkson described the importance of staying transparent about her ongoing divorce.
“You can ask anyone that’s gone through [a] divorce. I don’t think anyone expects it,” the singer said. “You see yourself growing old with someone and then life has a different path. And it’s so hard on everyone.”
Watch the full interview below:
She went on to explain that she feels it’s important to speak up about what she’s going through, “because I think we all go through things so we can help each other not feel alone.”
“Anybody that’s been through it, it’s just a really hard difficult thing,” she added. “I was just talking with my friends [and] I was like, ‘I don’t know how people go through this without talking to someone or have music as an outlet.’ It’s hard on all of us. And we’re in the public eye so that’s hard to try and be truthful, but also keep your privacy for not just myself, but others.”
Clarkson and Blackstock share daughter River Rose, 6, and son Remington Alexander, 4. The entertainer is also stepmom to Blackstock’s children from a previous marriage: Savannah, 18, and Seth, 13. In another recent interview, she explained her wishes to try and keep it honest while making sure nothing she does negatively affects the kids.
“I am a very open person, but I’m not going to be able to be truly open about this in certain aspects because there’s kids involved,” she told the Los Angeles Times.
“I think that I will navigate a way in which to be open and honest about it eventually, probably via the show, and it’ll probably, I’m assuming, happen organically when someone says something in conversation or something,” she added, noting that she’s careful because “there are a lot of little hearts involved.”
Luckily, the artist sees music as the ultimate outlet for her emotions.
In an earlier interview with Today‘s Scott Stump. She described just how therapeutic recording a new album has been for her.
“This’ll probably be the most personal one I’ve ever released,” she said. “And the whole record is basically every emotion you experience from the beginning of a relationship to the end of what it is now or where it is now, and it’s been very therapeutic for me.”
We’re so glad Clarkson is both being responsible to herself and her family while also being open with fans about a very difficult experience that so many people go through. We’re also excited to learn that she’s pouring these negative emotions into an album to create something beautiful from it.
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