Kelly Clarkson opened up about her split from Brandon Blackstock during the season premiere of her talk show on Monday.
The singer shocked fans by filing for divorce from her husband back in June, citing “irreconcilable differences”.
As she opened season two of The Kelly Clarkson Show, the 38-year-old got candid about her “dumpster fire” of a year.
She told her virtual audience: “2020 has brought a lot of change also to my personal life. Definitely didn’t see anything coming that came.”
“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.”
“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.”
Kelly explained she’s “usually very open” about her personal life, but said she “probably won’t go too far into it because, you know, I’m a mama bear and my kids come first.”
“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,” she added.
“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.”
Kelly and Brandon were married for seven years, and the couple welcomed two kids together – River, 6, and Remington, 4.
The songstress is also stepmother to Brandon’s two children from a previous relationship, Seth and Savannah.
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