Kelly Clarkson revealed that she has learned a lot of things in 2020. The 38-year-old singer opened up during a segment of The Kelly Clarkson Show that this year has taught her many things. The multi-talented star has filed for divorce from her husband, Brandon Blackstock ending her seven years of marriage. The couple shares two children together.
“Even at 38, I feel like I’m always changing and progressing in a good sense, in a good way. I always want to make sure I’m being the best version of myself. You are who you surround yourself with. You want to make sure you’re surrounded by people that also want to be the best versions of themselves and also have a good, common goal for everyone, not just themselves,” she began to explain.
“It’s been a really good lesson to learn that people could be bad for you at a certain time. I think that everybody goes, ‘Oh, that just means they’re bad.’ It doesn’t necessarily mean that it just means you’re on different paths,” Clarkson continues. “I think that that’s OK. Everybody’s on a different learning curve and everybody’s learning something different at different times.”
“We have now realized family and friends matter so much, especially in this time… So it’s been really cool that I have really good friends to lean on and talk to,” she says. “… I think you find joy in work when you have away time from it and you get a break. And then you find joy in your personal life when work’s good too and you have something that’s your purpose. [And also] planning fun things with my kids, like going to the beach.”
“I’m grateful for next year because I’m just happy we’re moving on and everybody can move on. Let’s figure stuff out,” she says. “I think everybody has felt so suppressed. At some point, we really just need to come together and really get a handle on COVID and get a handle on lovin’ on each other instead of hating each other and seeing such division all the time. I think everyone wants that. That’s a collective thing.”
“I’m very excited about 2021. I’m not fearful of it at all,” she added. During an interview with ET, the singer spoke about her feelings after filing the divorce.
“I don’t do it for anyone else, honestly. I don’t know, I come from a small town, I’m used to everybody knowing everything anyway,” she explained. “And, I don’t know, I feel like if you’re hiding something, there must be something wrong with it. And there’s nothing wrong with anything — life just kind of happens, and it takes turns that you don’t expect and are sad.”
“I’m willing to share my experience and yes, it is the worst. I mean, the past few months have been horribly sad,” she added. “Divorce is a really s–tty thing.”