For all the singles on Valentine’s day, we know it can be a bittersweet holiday as you scroll through social media and see all of the happy couples showering each other in love. However, Kelly Clarkson made it a point that the most important love that you feel on Valentine’s day, as well as every day, is love for yourself. Kelly Clarkson revealed her ideal Valentine’s date is by herself as she was preparing days before her first solo Valentine’s day after her recent divorce from Brandon Blackstock.
Kelly Clarkson Described Her Ideal Valentine’s Date
On Friday, Feb.12, Kelly Clarkson got candid with her audience during an episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show in regards to her upcoming Valentine’s day plans. Kelly described that she is in a relationship with herself and made it clear that while being in a relationship with yourself, it is vital to treat yourself. Kelly introduced several female guests “celebrating their singlehood” who also shared how they have become empowered through focusing on themselves and their contentment with being single.
“I love like, literally, having a glass of wine. I put the fireplace on in my bedroom—that’s right, I work hard, I have a fireplace in my bedroom, that’s fine—and I read a book or I watch some Netflix. Or I literally just hang out with my girls. I love that I love having just like one or two glasses, you know, a respectable amount, and having fun talking,” said Kelly.
Everything You Need To Know about Kelly and Ex-Husband Brandon Blackstock
Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock began dating back in 2012, and later got married 10 months later in 2013. The Clarkson-Blackstock family began to grow after the couple had their first child in 2014 to their daughter River Rose. Two years later Kelly and Brandon had their son Remington Alexander.
After seven years of marriage, Kelly filed for divorce on June 4, 2020, due to marital issues. Kelly and Brandon share joint custody of their two children and are slowly but maturely working to compromise to give their kids normalcy. She remained silent about the divorce until the second season premiere of The Kelly Clarkson Show, where she was transparent with her audience about the couple’s struggle in co-parenting.
Kelly addressed the divorce by highlighting those who have been impacted by the divorce other than herself and Brandon, presumably speaking about their children.
“As you probably know, 2020 has brought a lot of change also to my personal life. Definitely, didn’t see anything coming that came, but what I’m dealing with is hard — it involves more than just my heart, it involves a lot of little hearts,” she said.
“With me and Brandon, it’s just a difficult thing because we’re in different places, and it’s like, we both agree on like, the main things. But it’s a hard thing when you’re not together all the time, for me personally,” Kelly stated.
Kelly later emphasized her children and regardless of the hardships faced thus far, she and her ex-husband will do all they can to “prioritize” their children.
“We know the best thing here is to protect our children and their little hearts. So I’m usually very open and I usually talk about everything but in this case, I will talk a little bit here and there about how it affects me personally, but probably won’t go too far into it because I’m a mama bear and my kids come first,” she continued.
Tune into Kelly Clarkson’s daytime show at 2:00 P.M. ET for more of the inside scoop on Kelly and Brandon’s divorce process and her newfound love for being a single woman.
Nicole Grappone is currently in her senior year at Molloy College with a major in B.A. Professional Communications with a minor in Television/Film Production. Nicole's dream job is to be a journalist at E! News. She is passionate about celebrity news and creative writing. When Nicole has downtime she often meditates to clear her mind, collects healing crystals at a local metaphysical shop, and reflects on her day in a gratitude journal.