Kelly Clarkson Opens Up About Struggles With Divorce – “It’s been a little hard the last couple months,” said Kelly Clarkson, who filed for divorce from Brandon Blackstock in June.
Kelly Clarkson Opens Up About Struggles With Divorce:
Three-time Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson, who filed to end her seven-year marriage with husband Brandon Blackstock in early June, got candid about the subject during an interview on Sunday.
“I mean, it’s no secret. My life has been a little bit of a dumpster,” she said. “Personally, it’s been a little hard the last couple months.”
“I’ve been talking to friends that have been through divorce. I don’t know how people go through that without having some kind of outlet because it is the worst thing ever for everyone involved,” the mother of two added.
Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock, a music manager, were married in October 2013 and share two children, daughter River Rose, 5, and son Remington Alexander, 3. The couple had also been raising Blackstock’s two children from a previous marriage, daughter Savannah, 18, and son Seth, 14.
Kelly Clarkson Describes ‘Hard’ Divorce From Brandon Blackstock: “My Life Has Been A Little Bit Of A Dumpster”
In the midst of a “hard week,” and less than a month after filing for divorce, Clarkson also won her first Emmy.
“I totally forgot that the Emmys were on,” she told Geist of how she learned she had won outstanding talk show host at the Daytime Emmys.
“I’m sitting there playing with Legos with my kid. My executive producer Alex calls me and is, like, ‘You are the best host.’ And I was, like, ‘Thank you,’” she said. “I was having kind of a hard week, and I literally almost started crying, because I was like, ‘This is just the nicest thing to call someone out of nowhere and just be kind.’ And she was, like, ‘No, no, no, no. You won the Emmy for outstanding…’ and I was, like, ‘What?!'”
Although the event was held virtually this year, The Kelly Clarkson Show host shared an ecstatic message after her big win — and had some kind words for Blackstock, who she thanked for “believing in me & convincing me” to do the show, which premiered last year.
Kelly Clarkson previously shared that while she’s a “very open person,” out of respect to her children, she’ll be keeping most of the details surrounding their split under wraps.
“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 said in a recent interview with 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,” Clarkson added, noting that she’s cautious since “there are a lot of little hearts involved.”