Kelly Clarkson Reveals Why She Can’t Be ‘Truly Open’ About ‘Certain Aspects’ Of Her Divorce
The singer and talk show host Kelly Clarkson just spoke out to say that while she is “truly open” about her life, she will not be giving fans much insight into her divorce from her husband Brandon Blackstock.
“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.
Clarkson and Blackstock were married for seven years, and they have two children together: a daughter, River, 6, and a son, Remington, 4. Blackstock also had two other children from a previous marriage.
“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.”
Clarkson shocked her fans when she filed for divorce from Blackstock back in June, citing “irreconcilable differences” at the time.
Last month, a Twitter troll went on the attack against Clarkson when she was filling in on “America’s Got Talent” for judge Simon Cowell after he broke his back in an electric bike accident and was nearly paralyzed.
“Now Kelly is taking Simon’s place,” the person tweeted, going on to add, “no wonder her marriage didn’t work … surprise she has time for her kids … not the good old country girl we fell in love with … it’s all about Kelly being on tv … and no one else … no tears for her … but for her kids.”
Clarkson responded hours later in a tweet of her own.
“Wow. Shaming a woman who has a great work ethic, is a great mom, and who steps up and fills in when a friends [sic] asks for a favor because that’s actually what ‘good old country girls’ do,” she wrote. “This can’t be who you are deep down. I have more faith in your heart.”
Wow. Shaming a woman who has a great work ethic, is a great mom, and who steps up and fills in when a friends asks for a favor because that’s actually what “good old country girls” do…. this can’t be who you are deep down. I have more faith in your heart. Aim higher please ❤️ https://t.co/FrWtlqdMbY
— Kelly Clarkson (@kellyclarkson) August 13, 2020