She is a queen of the break-up song, thanks to classic hits such as Since U Been Gone and Miss Independent.
But Kelly Clarkson has confessed that she is having a tricky time picking her next big tune, considering the public will no doubt be connecting it to her very public and bitter divorce from ex Brandon Blackstock.
In a new interview on The Chart Show With Brooke Reese, which was released on Wednesday, the American Idol champ said she’s ‘got to get [her] c**p together’ and release something after putting her plans on hold to get through the marriage split.
The 40-year-old singer and chat show host filed for divorce from her 43-year-old now-ex-husband in 2020, and the split was finalized last year.
Speaking out: Kelly Clarkson opened up about how her divorce from Brandon Blackstock affected her musical career during an interview on The Chart Show With Brooke Reese , which was released on Wednesday; she is seen with her husband in 2020
Clarkson began by illustrating the difficulty that had been placed on her by the end of her marriage.
‘Everybody knows the huge divorce I went through and it’s been, like two years and not easy with kids,’ she said.
The Stronger singer then remarked that she was currently figuring out what she would be making available to the public.
‘I’m just navigating what I’m comfortable with releasing. So, it’s just a hard thing to navigate,’ she stated.
Clarkson also expressed that working on music after her divorce had been a particularly arduous process.
The performer made a point of stating that ‘I’ve never had this difficult of a project.’
She then noted that having her divorce play out ‘in the public eye’ coupled with her motherhood created ‘a whole different dynamic’ in her life.
The television personality did express that, although her fans would be able to enjoy new music in the future, she would have to get her personal life in order before anything premiered.
‘It’s coming. I just got to get my c**p together. I just got to figure out what I’m going to release,’ she said.
Clarkson began seeing Blackstock in 2012, and they went on to tie the knot the following year.
The former couple went on to welcome daughter River Rose and son Remington Alexander, aged eight and six, over the course of her marriage.
The performer’s former husband also served as her manager during their time together.
Starting a family: The former couple went on to welcome daughter River Rose and son Remington Alexander, aged eight and six, over the course of her marriage; she is seen in 2019
Clarkson released three albums, entitled Wrapped In Red, Piece By Piece and Meaning Of Life, during her time with Blackstock.
However, it was revealed that the singer had filed for divorce in June of 2020.
The pair then began a legal battle over their children, and the singer received primary custody that November.
The singer was declared to be legally divorced in July of last year, and her split was formalized the following month.
It’s all over: The singer was declared to be legally divorced in July of last year, and her split was formalized the following month; she is seen in March