Did Kelly Clarkson just throw a major DIG at her estranged husband Brandon Blackstock? In an interview with E News Pop Daily, alongside fellow The Voice coaches Blake Shelton, John Legend and Nick Jonas it sure seemed like it!
The host wanted to know how Kelly kept her life organized around her music career, The Voice and her afternoon talk show, in addition to raising two children. Here’s what Kelly had to say:
“Honestly, I took over my calendar like around eight nine months ago and it’s actually been great!” Kelly continued, “I’ve had so much time with my kids. You don’t know how busy you were until you finally start simplifying things.”
Kelly says find people who really love you not just love what you can do for them
Here’s the kicker: “I think it is a lot to do with the people that you surround yourself with and choose to know…what’s important to you…[who] really love you and not just love what you can do for them.”
When the host said she needed to take some notes from Kelly, the singer joked, “Well I’m in therapy, so I’ll give you her number!”
When John revealed that he’s instructed his people NOT to book work on the weekends when he’s not on tour, Kelly immediately interjected. “You just stick to them, because my favorite thing that managers, agents, everybody says is ‘Oh no. This is important'” In a mocking voice she added, “Everything is important! It doesn’t matter what the hell [it is]”
“Everything can’t be important unless it’s your children and your family”
Kelly concluded, “Everything can’t be important unless it’s your children and your family.”
Hoo boy. Brandon managed Kelly’s career before they split. It sounds like she’s saying Brandon and his father’s management company didn’t care about the well being of her or the children. The time she took over her schedule about coincides with when the couple split.
Right now, Kelly is not only divorcing emotionally from her husband, but financially too. And it sure is messy.
However, he’s seeking substantial spousal and child support, and his family management company subsequently sued Kelly claiming she owed the company commissions. In turn, she petitioned the California Labor Board, claiming he defrauded her out of millions. And then Blackstock responded.
It’s no wonder Kelly wrote 60 songs for her upcoming album since the split. She told Entertainment Tonight in a recent interview that “Music has a way of healing you.”
Watch the interview below: