Kelly Clarkson is opening up about how she and her family are handling her divorce from Brandon Blackstock.
Clarkson spoke about how her family has been handling her split on Monday during a joint interview with fellow The Voice coach Gwen Stefani. Clarkson shared that she’s been focused on the mental health and happiness of her daughter River Rose, 6, and son Remington Alexander, 4.
“It’s just one day when you’re like, ‘Wow, this has forever changed and it’s not just my heart has changed, there’s other little hearts, too,’ ” she told Extra.
When asked why she’s been so open about her divorce, the American Idol alum replied, “I have a great family and friends that are there for me… It’s a very hard thing to navigate, to be able to be honest and share your story, so maybe you can help someone else, but at the same time protecting these little kids you adore.”
Clarkson continued, “We have a lot of help as far as therapists or child psychologists because we want to do it right.”
“I definitely want to do it right,” she added. “Everyone’s sad and it’s okay to be sad.”
During the call, Gwen Stefani praised Clarkson for “doing a really great job” handling the divorce so publicly. “I think it’s hard to be a public person, but now that you add in a family… they didn’t choose it,” Stefani said.
Clarkson filed for divorce from Blackstock, who also has children Savannah, 18, and Seth, 13, from a previous marriage, on June 4.
Check out the full video of Clarkson opening up below: