In a recent interview, Kelly Clarkson spoke frankly with Sunday Today’s Willie Geist about the difficulty of going through a divorce. In June, Kelly filed for a divorce from her Brandon Blackstock, her husband of almost 7 years.
Kelly shares that her life has been “bit of a dumpster”
“I mean, it’s no secret,” she said. “My life has been a little bit of a dumpster … personally, it’s been a little hard the last couple months.”
However, keeping busy has helped the The American Idol OG winner and The Voice coach.
“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.”
Another outlet for Kelly is her singing career. She is currently recording an album, which she calls the most personal yet.
The singer is recording her most personal album yet
“This’ll probably be the most personal one I’ve ever released,” she said. “And the whole record is basically every emotion you experience from the beginning of a relationship to the end of what it is now or where it is now, and it’s been very therapeutic for me.”
Kelly’s kids, River Rose (6) and Remington (4) have already gotten a preview.
“It’s very honest. There’s one that my kids sing in the car,” she said. “I’m going through mixes, and I’m just, like, ‘This is weird.’ Like, it’s your relationship. I’ve never written about my life to where my kids are singing along.”
Kelly was shocked when she won her first Emmy
Kelly took on a new role last year, host of her own afternoon talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show. And earlier this year, she won her first Emmy.
“I totally forgot that the Emmys were on,” she said. “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.’
“And 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?!'”
The former singing show winner loves coaching The Voice
The singer also shared her feelings about coaching hopeful singers on The Voice, bringing her unique experience winning American Idol 18 years ago.
The Kelly Clarkson Show begins its second season on September 21. The Voice season 19 premiers on NBC October 19, and next month Kelly will host the Billboard Music Awards.
Watch Kelly Clarkson’s full interview with Willie Geist below
For the full interview, check out Willie Geist’s “Sunday Sitdown” podcast: