Kelly Clarkson is prepared for a contemporary new begin. The discuss present maven and hitmaker, 41, revealed in a brand new interview why she’s heading to New York Metropolis with her kids and her eponymous present. “I like this query as a result of I haven’t really been in a position to speak about this lots,” she told Nancy O’Dell throughout a Thursday, Could 25 look on TalkShopLive. “I used to be like, ‘You guys’…and it was by way of tears, trigger I’ve constructed such a tremendous group of individuals.
“Clearly, we’ve been very profitable, and I like all people I work with, and we have now such nice relationships,” she continued. “So I talked to them as a result of I used to be like, ‘Guys I want you to know what’s taking place. It’s both I’m not going to have the ability to proceed with the present, or I acquired to go East Coast.’”
Kelly went on to clarify that her prolonged household is again East — a indisputable fact that turned much more painfully obvious in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic years. “Covid identified being remoted and so removed from your loved ones will not be good for anybody,” she mentioned. “And my household is East Coast — they’re North Carolina-based. So it was a kind of issues the place I simply needed to — additionally there was plenty of private issues occurring, too.”
These “private” issues seemingly embrace her 2020 split from ex-husband Brandon Blackstock, with whom she shares two younger kids, River and Remington. The divorce wasn’t finalized till March of 2022, when the American Idol alum was ordered to pay her ex $45,600 per thirty days in baby assist, and a whopping $115,000 per thirty days in spousal assist, per TMZ.
However there’s additionally the matter of being accused of a toxic work environment on the set of The Kelly Clarkson present — one thing she has referred to as “unfaithful.” “I’m getting too outdated to work in an atmosphere that isn’t healthy and fun,” she mentioned in the course of the interview. “I had to try this for years in conferences and dealing with actually extremely imply individuals generally, so I simply didn’t need to do this anymore. I’m centered wholly on the discuss present for a minute, however I additionally am engaged on issues within the background.”