Kelly Clarkson is prepared for a recent new begin. The speak present maven and hitmaker, 41, revealed in a brand new interview why she’s heading to New York Metropolis along with her youngsters and her eponymous present. “I love this question because I haven’t actually been able to talk about this a lot,” she instructed Nancy O’Dell throughout a Thursday, Could 25 look on TalkShopLive. “I was like, ‘You guys’…and it was through tears, cause I have built such an amazing group of people.
“Obviously, we’ve been very successful, and I love everybody I work with, and we have such great relationships,” she continued. “So I talked to them because I was like, ‘Guys I need you to know what’s happening. It’s either I’m not going to be able to continue with the show, or I got to go East Coast.’”
Kelly went on to elucidate that her prolonged household is again East — a undeniable fact that turned much more painfully obvious in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic years. “Covid pointed out being isolated and so far from your family is not good for anyone,” she mentioned. “And my family is East Coast — they’re North Carolina-based. So it was one of those things where I just had to — also there was a lot of personal things going on, too.”
These “personal” issues possible embrace her 2020 cut up from ex-husband Brandon Blackstock, with whom she shares two younger youngsters, 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 30 days in youngster assist, and a whopping $115,000 per 30 days in spousal assist, per TMZ.
However there’s additionally the matter of being accused of a poisonous work atmosphere on the set of The Kelly Clarkson present — one thing she has known as “untrue.” “I’m getting too old to work in an environment that isn’t healthy and fun,” she mentioned in the course of the interview. “I had to do that for years in meetings and working with really incredibly mean people sometimes, so I just didn’t want to do that anymore. I’m focused wholly on the talk show for a minute, but I also am working on things in the background.”