Kelly Clarkson Says There’s One Way a Celebrity Could Make Her Talk About Her Divorce

Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock filed for divorce in June. She has continued to host The Kelly Clarkson Show and appear on The Voice remotely from their cabin in Montana. Clarkson has not explicitly commented on the split. However, in a new interview with the Los Angeles Times, published Sept. 11, Clarkson addressed what might get her talking about her personal life in the future.

Kelly Clarkson is protecting her and Brandon Blackstock’s children

Clarkson and Blackstock have two daughters together, River Rose and Remington Alexander. They have appeared in videos Clarkson shared from the ranch, and interrupted interviews like Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick. Blackstock has Seth and Savannah from a previous marriage.

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“But my children and his older children, there are a lot of little hearts involved in this,” Clarkson told The Times. “While people feel, ‘Oh my gosh, what a loss …’ imagine how it is in the epicenter of the storm. It’s a lot to process and deal with, just as a family. So because it’s not just me, I probably won’t go too deep with it.”

It would take a ‘Kelly Clarkson Show’ guest to start the divorce conversation

Clarkson is open when she interviews guests on her talk show. She said she could only imagine talking about her divorce if one of her guests breaks the ice.

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“I am a very open person, but I’m not going to be able to be truly open about this in certain aspects because there’s kids involved,” Clarkson said. “I think that I will navigate a way in which to be open and honest about it eventually, probably via the show, and it’ll probably, I’m assuming, happen organically when someone says something in conversation or something. It definitely wouldn’t be planned.”

First, they’re dealing with back to school during the pandemic

Clarkson’s fans may want to hear all the juicy details about her divorce, but the singer/host has other pressing issues. It’s time for Remington and River Rose to go back to school. However, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, that looks a lot different than normal school years.

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L-R: Seth Blackstock, Remington Alexander Blackstock, Savannah Blackstock, Kelly Clarkson, River Rose Blackstock, and Brandon Blackstock | Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

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I think we really forget how hard this is on [children]. My kid has been in school now and he has been seeing other kids — his whole disposition has changed. There’s just a different lightness to him. It’s not Groundhog Day every day. … It’s easy to tell adults — well, you think it’s easy to tell adults — ‘You need to do this, you need to do this in order to come to work and you can’t come if you don’t.’ But it’s harder to tell a 4- and 6-year-old — and then, without terrifying them, that it’s like the freaking apocalypse and they’re going to die if they take their mask off. It’s a really hard thing to navigate right now: to be honest with them but not so honest that it’s overwhelming and scary.

Kelly Clarkson, The Los Angeles Times interview, 9/11/2020