Kelly Clarkson Describes Her Divorce From Brandon Blackstock As ‘The Worst Thing Ever’
Back in June, the singer and talk show host Kelly Clarkson shocked her fans when she announced that she is getting a divorce from her husband of seven years, Brandon Blackstock. Now, in a new interview, Clarkson is opening up about just how difficult this has all been for her.
“It’s no secret, my life has been a little bit of a dumpster personally,” Clarkson told “Sunday Today.” “It’s been a little hard the last couple months.”
Thankfully, she added that she has a huge support system that is getting her through this.
“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,” she said. “Because it is the worst thing ever for everyone involved.”
Clarkson and Blackstock are the parents of two children together: two children: River, 6, and Remington, 4. She went on to say that the drama behind her divorce may inspire future music from her.
“This next record will probably be the most personal one I’ve ever released,” Clarkson said. “The whole record is basically every emotion you experience from the beginning of a relationship to the end of what it is now.”
“It’s been very therapeutic for me,” she said, adding that her new album that is set to come out sometime next year is “very honest.”
“There’s one that my kids sing in the car … and I’m like, ‘This is weird,'” Clarkson continued with a laugh. “I’ve never written about my life to where my kids are singing along.”
This comes days after Clarkson revealed why she can’t be “truly open” about some aspects of her divorce.
“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,” Clarkson 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 Kelly Clarkson Show’], and it’ll probably, I’m assuming, happen organically when someone says something in conversation or something,” Clarkson said. “It definitely wouldn’t be planned.”
“But my children and his older children — there are a lot of little hearts involved in this and while people feel, ‘Oh my gosh, what a loss,’ imagine how it is in the epicenter of the storm,” she added. “It’s a lot to process and deal with, just as a family. So because it’s not just me, I probably won’t go too deep with it.”