What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger! Kelly Clarkson shared the advice she gives to her two children about growing up with divorced parents: Be each other’s best friend.
“I tell my kids that all the time,” Clarkson, 40, told the guest Mila Kunis during the Thursday, October 6, episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show. “You are each other’s friends.”
Clarkson and ex-husband Brandon Blackstockwho were married for nearly seven years before the “Moment Like This” singer filed for divorce in June 2020, share daughter River, 8, and son Remington, 6. Blackstock also has two children from a previous relationship: Savannah, 20, and Seth, 15.
“Mostly because we got divorced, right? So you go to your father and me. So when you travel, you always have each other.” Voice Explaining Kunis, 39, the judge noted that siblings should be friends even if they disagree.
“So I always try to make them friends when they’re fighting,” she continued. “I’m like, ‘No, no, no. This is your wingman. You should stand up for each other. ‘Don’t keep telling stories all the time.’”
While Clarkson revealed during a September 2020 episode of her talk show that she and Blackstock, 45, have remained private about their split to “protect our kids and their little hearts.” american idol winner tells diversity last month for channeling her feelings surrounding the breakup into her new music.
“The whole divorce thing happened and I had to write it,” Clarkson said of her next studio recording. “And then I didn’t know if I was going to release it because in that state of mind you can be very angry. So some of the songs definitely cover the range of emotions; there is everything on the album. It’s almost like the arc of a relationship because the beginning is so beautiful and so sweet and then it develops. And sometimes it doesn’t turn out the way you want it to.”
The ‘Miss Independent’ singer revealed that when the couple first called it quits, ‘there were a lot of emotions’ that she couldn’t talk about ‘until I went through it’ – which led to her just saying, ‘Happy Christmas has been releasing music for the past two years.
The Texas native’s divorce proceedings were finalized earlier this year after nearly two contentious years in court. Clarkson was given primary custody of their two little ones, and she decided she wouldn’t “keep everything from them,” even if it was hard.
“Obviously don’t talk about things you shouldn’t talk about, but it’s okay if they see you cry or it’s okay if they see you’re having a bad day,” she explained diversity. “You start to feel that kind of shame, like, ‘I have to be my best mom as a mom because I don’t want them to be affected.’ But then you allow your kids to express empathy and they learn to say, ‘Oh man, I’m sorry you had a rough day.'”
In the midst of their divorce, Clarkson and Blackstock found themselves locked in a protracted legal battle over their common property in Montana. Us weekly confirmed earlier this year that the music executive has left his ex-wife’s property, sources said us that he was “finally talked out of” and that she is “a constant thorn in her side”.
In addition to her property disputes, Clarkson asked the court to enforce her marriage contract and block spousal support. However, according to documents received from Us In March 2022, the “Since You’ve Been Gone” singer was ordered to pay her ex-husband $115,000 a month in child support until January 2024. She was also asked to pay a one-time tax-free fee of $1,326,161.
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