Kelly Clarkson has had a lot on her plate lately. Between balancing The Kelly Clarkson Show, the release of her song “I Dare You” and going through a divorce, this hard-working mother is opening up about how her life has been full of new emotions recently. For her, it’s been quite the “emotional rollercoaster.”
Kelly Clarkson Says Life During A Divorce Isn’t Easy
In an interview with Glamour, Clarkson was not shy to share a bit about her personal life after announcing her divorce. She and husband Brandon Blackstock were together for seven years before calling it quits just a few days ago. The pair share two children together along with Blackstock’s two teenage children from a previous relationship. When asked how she is doing, Clarkson said “I have been on an emotional roller coaster.” She continued on to say that as a working parent, she is exhausted from cooking and cleaning for her children. This, along with homeschooling her kids during the coronavirus pandemic has been a lot for her to deal with. “Everything has been crazy,” she said of her role as a working mom.
Clarkson also spoke in this interview about how she is a “full-on mom.” She wants to be there for her kids every step of the way. “I already have abandonment issues, so I don’t want to pass those down,” she said. In the past, the singer has opened up about how her father abandoning her at six years old really scarred her. “It’s always there. It’s just navigating your life around that existence in your life,” she said about her abandonment issues. But, Clarkson has found the confidence to accept that this has made her who she is. She said that working on The Voice, in particular, has helped her with this because she gets to talk with artists that have gone through similar situations and really leads them to bond.
Clarkson’s New Song Is About Finding Self-Love
The song “I Dare You” is all about how Clarkson has had to go on a journey to love herself. She has had issues of finding self-love since high school after not getting a role in a play she wanted. But now, she has been working on it and has accepted who she is. “Until you can love yourself and love who you are, I don’t think that you’re capable of applying it to others,” she said. “You’re just holding yourself back and you’re risking beautiful relationships that you could have with people because you just still haven’t worked out your own damage,” she continued. Clarkson performed the song on The Voice finale.
Much to the delight of her fans, she will be returning to The Voice as a coach for season 19 that is slated to air this fall on NBC.
Clarkson also gave a powerful message about body shaming in this interview and how several female celebrities struggle with body image issues. “I think all of our bodies, whether you’re male or female, we are very beautiful beings,” she said. For her, she was always hired because of her personality and warm energy, and not because of sex appeal or what she looked like and she wants to encourage other women not to give in to industry standards or pressure to look a certain way.