Kelly Clarkson is opening up about finding her “cowboy” in husband Brandon Blackstock, after years of dating the wrong men.
“I was single for a very, long time and it’s hard when you’re in the limelight [and] you’re financially set and maybe they aren’t — it’s just a lot of intimidation,” the songstress told ET’s Kevin Frazier at her Meaning of Life iHeartRadio Album Release Party in Los Angeles, California, on Friday. “I’m a whole lot of person and I’ve dated people who are like, ‘You’re a lot,’ and that’s cool — I am a lot but [I thought,] ‘Somebody is going to love that some day and it’s not you, so that’s fine.’”
“I found a cowboy, a real man that can handle this,” she continued about finding Blackstock, with whom she has a three-year-old daughter, River Rose, and a one-year-old son, Remington.
The cute couple recently celebrated their four-year wedding anniversary, but with Clarkson having been busy launching Meaning of Life, her eighth studio album, as well as separate Christmas projects, she admitted the milestone slipped her mind.
“We have forgotten two out of four of our anniversaries,” she confessed. “But the great thing about us is we collectively do it. It’s not like one of us forgets and one of us remembers. We both epically fail. We’re always very busy. The only times we’ve remembered our anniversary is when we had [it] off. If we’re working, we forget what day it is.”
This year, Blackstock woke up and realized it was their anniversary after seeing congratulatory messages for the pair on social media. Before he could say anything, Clarkson awoke with thoughts of her festive new track, “Christmas Eve,” which accompanies her latest children’s book, River Rose and the Magical Christmas. “Happy Christmas release song day,” she recalled declaring.
“He was like, ‘Or happy anniversary,’” Clarkson, 35, shared of Blackstock’s response. “I freaked out. I panicked like I’m the only one who forgot, but he forgot too.”
“We’re so happy we just forget,” she continued. “Every day is an anniversary.”
And every day the couple, who have been together five and a half years, enjoy some kid-free time, Clarkson added.
“We have a village helping us and at bedtime, bye — it’s Mommy and Daddy time,” she said. “You don’t have to go to bed, but you can’t stay here. You gotta go somewhere else.”
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Singer Kelly Clarkson joins TODAY to talk about her new children’s book, “River Rose and the Magical Christmas,” and her brand new album, “Meaning of Life.” Live in the studio, she performs the album’s lead single, “Love So Soft.”
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Kelly Clarkson is spilling on how she felt when her idol Meryl Streep once turned down her request to collaborate on her album!
The 35-year-old singer shared the story during a recent interview when asked if there is any celebrity that would make her starstruck.
“Oh my gosh!” she told Refinery29. “Recently — I am a huge Meryl Streep fan, okay? I mean, who isn’t? But she’s one of my favorite humans on the planet. I came up with this idea to release my album and have people I like in the limelight do a little something for it. So I sent her this request, but I don’t know her at all, so I sent it like through her people… channels… I don’t even know how it got to her, but magically it did! And she totally emailed me back!”
“It was the greatest rejection I’ve ever had,” Kelly added. “She couldn’t do it because she’s filming a movie somewhere, but she wrote back the kindest, nicest note, and I was floored because a lot of times people just say, ‘We asked her people and they said she can’t because she’s busy.’ But she literally sent, it said ‘From Meryl.’ You would’ve thought I was opening a letter from Harvard to see if I got accepted! I was freaking out!”
Kelly also opened up about becoming a spokesperson for body positivity over the years.
“I don’t mind it at all,” she said. “My only thing is that I don’t want my body to be the topic all the time. Because it’s like man, you work so hard on something, you don’t want people to just focus on your body. I mean honestly, this conversation we’re having has been perfect; we talked about a ton of stuff, and you’re touching on this because it’s an obvious theme in my life, but the whole interview wasn’t about it. The reason I do talk about it is because I want people to know that we all are different, and it’s about what makes you happy. If you’re unhappy, then change it, but don’t let anyone project any unhappiness onto you. So I don’t mind carrying the body positivity flag, but I do want people to remember that I’m carrying another flag, too: my music!”