Kelly Clarkson opened up about her divorce and admitted she “didn’t see” it coming on Monday’s season two premiere of The Kelly Clarkson Show.
It’s been six months since The Kelly Clarkson Show has aired and much has changed for Clarkson within that time, including a divorce. The American Idol winner filed for divorce from husband Brandon Blackstock in June.
The Since U Been Gone singer told her virtual audience, “2020 has brought a lot of change also to my personal life. Definitely didn’t see anything coming that came.”
She told her guests, “What I’m dealing with is hard because it involves more than just my heart. It involves a lot of little hearts. We have four kids.” The Voice judge continued, “And divorce is never easy. And we’re both from divorced families so we know the best thing here is to protect our children and their little hearts.”
Clarkson admitted she’s “usually very open” about her personal life, but in this case, she “probably won’t go too far into it because, you know, I’m a mama bear and my kids come first.”
She continued by sharing that she’s been asked how she’s coping following the split, and explained she’s using songwriting as a coping tool, which she’s used since she was a child. “My mom told me to start writing and that’s actually how I get my feelings out,” the singer shared.
She added, “So I probably won’t speak about it too much, but you definitely will hear it musically probably, that’s how I became a songwriter. Music has always been my outlet to help me get through difficult times and this year, I’ve been listening to a lot of music and I’ve also been writing a lot of music as well.”