Is Kelly Clarkson Leaving The Voice to Spend More Time with Her Kids?

THE VOICE -- "Live Finale" Episode 2119B -- Pictured: Kelly Clarkson -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
Pictured: Kelly Clarkson — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

During a recent 20 minute Instagram Live session, Kelly Clarkson hinted at big projects coming in the year 2022. But she also mentioned that she has made changes that allow her to spend more time with her young children,  River and Remington.

Is Kelly leaving The Voice?

Kelly read a fan question that asked the singer to name a place she’d like to visit. “Home…and the beach,” she answered simply, adding, “I’ve decided this year there’s just gonna be a couple changes for me but I can’t say here.” She added, “There’s a couple of things happening.  I’ve been able to make more time just for me and my kiddos and still be able to work, just where we can get away on weekends and like really do some fun stuff with my kids.” It appears that she’s paring down her schedule.

“They only want to hang out with you for so long. And that’s now so I got to take advantage of that. So I’m really excited to have more time with them. I mean, I have a ton of time in the morning, but I’m selfish. I love them they’re fun.”

Kelly has been a coach on The Voice for eight seasons, beginning in spring 2018. She has won the show four times, including winning with Girl Named Tom this past fall. If she is leaving the show, it would be on a high note. Notably, for the first time in its 10 year run, The Voice will not air in the spring. The network has cut back to one cycle of the show airing in the fall. Any announcement about casting will come in April or May.

Additionally, Kelly has at least three new projects this year, aside from her talk show, The Kelly Clarkson show, which she was in the middle of taping while conducting the live stream. 

Kelly plans to release new music in 2002 amid “mystery projects”

Two projects, “people have been asking for for quite some time” but she can’t reveal just yet. However, the third project, Kelly could discuss. She hopes to get a record out this year. She admits “There’s been a lot going on my life.” She mentioned how she avoids gossip, but realizes that all her business–including details around her messy divorce from ex-husband Brandon Blackstock is out there. So, she delayed releasing music until her situation became “rocksteady.” 

“So I’ve got a ton of music that I’ve been writing over the past few years and hopefully…that’s one thing I can pretty much say we’re going to get that out.” But before the record comes out, there will be another project “that’s kind of cool…I think people may be excited about.” She added, “Then there’s something else that’s different that I can’t discuss, but it’s going to happen and it’s pretty big.” 

Did Kelly take a shot at Dr. Luke?

In another interesting tidbit from the live stream (watch below), Kelly discussed re-recording her old music like Taylor Swift is currently. 

Kelly feels that her voice has grown bigger and stronger in the last 20 years since she won American Idol. She’s intrigued by the idea. But then she took what appeared to be a shot a producer Dr. Luke whe helmed her biggest hit “Since U Been Gone.” 

“Some of those songs…I actually can’t listen to,” Kelly said, adding, “Sometimes the producer keeps you there, so long. I, 99% of the time, get along with all producers in humanity But there’s a 1% where I’m just like–oh, you’re not gonna let me leave this studio until I sing it exactly how you want it with like a Yeehhhouuu instead of you or things like that. I can’t listen to my own music because of it. It’s just weird.”


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