Kelly Clarkson needed more than a minute to recover from this glass of wine.
The “Love So Soft” singer and her Voice co-star, Blake Shelton, are hilariously reliving one wine-fueled double date night with their significant others in an interview with ET.
“She’s the kinda person that I was already mad at for other reasons, like spilling something on the carpet,” Shelton says of the duo’s dynamic. Clarkson’s husband, Brandon Blackstock, is also Shelton’s longtime manager.
“If I’m around with wine, I’m thinking, did that actually happen?” Clarkson adds with a laugh. “That’s probably a true story.”
Leave it to Shelton to chime in with a hilarious true story on that subject.
“Last time I was at Kelly’s house,” he begins, “she had [what] started off as a white T-shirt…” Despite her best efforts to shush him, Clarkson ultimately concedes.
“Here’s the thing, y’all, in fairness, it’s every mother that hasn’t drank since having — you know, you’ve been pregnant, and you have a kid,” she says. “I tell you what, I mean, one glass in me and I just kinda made poor decisions from there.”
“It’s like a tie-dyed shirt by the end of the night,” Shelton adds, with Clarkson laughing: “My husband was a really good husband that night.”
Meanwhile, the double date nights have made their way from Clarkson’s Nashville home to Gwen Stefani’s Los Angeles pad.
“The first time I saw Gwen’s house, it’s insane!” Clarkson gushes. “I was kind of like Pretty Woman walking in the store, except I didn’t look like Julia Roberts, and I was walking in the store and they were like, ‘You don’t belong here.’
“She’s such a style icon as well as this amazing artist,” she continues. “I literally talked to my husband about her house for hours. I was like, ‘I felt like I was a good interior decorator, and then I walked into Gwen’s house.”
Clarkson can’t help but throw in one little quip at Shelton’s expense: “And then I’m like, why is she with him?!”
But Shelton admits, he’s been “wondering the same thing.”
“It was a shock to me that I got invited to her house,” he jokes, adding that Clarkson “has the biggest house I’ve ever been in in my life.”
“Kelly’s house proves that there were more winnings from American Idol than there are from The Voice,” he cracks.
Clarkson won Idol in its inaugural 2002 season and has since gone on to be one of the franchise’s strongest success stories. Now, with the series returning to the small screen, Clarkson admits that she does have one beef with the show that made her a star.
“I never got my new car. Everybody got a car but the OG, y’all!” she said. “You know who got a car? Clay Aiken got a car — he didn’t even win! Clay and his mom, his mom got a car! Carrie [Underwood], I heard, got offered a plane. I was like, ‘Are you insane?!'”
These days, Clarkson is slaying the reality TV game as the newest fan-favorite judge on The Voice. The series airs Monday and Tuesday nights on NBC.
For more of this season’s hilarious coaching dynamic, watch below.
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See how Kelly Clarkson turned Hoda Kotb’s book into a beautiful lullaby
Hoda Kotb’s little 1-year old Haley Joy is a total inspiration — but not just to her mom.
She’s also inspired a brand-new song and video by pop superstar Kelly Clarkson, a song that itself was inspired by Hoda’s new book, “I’ve Loved You Since Forever.”
Talk about an ode to (Haley) joy!
Clarkson is a longtime friend to TODAY and Hoda, and as the TODAY anchor noted on Thursday, once she’d written the book about her daughter, she had a new thought. “Wouldn’t that be cool if someone could sing the book?” Hoda said.
Once that idea was in place, there was no question: Kelly Clarkson was the best and only choice!
“There is one person I know who has a voice that is in a class by itself,” said Hoda, 53.
So on Thursday, Hoda took us behind-the-scenes at Atlantic Records, where Clarkson was recording the tune. And naturally, she got a chance to join in, shaking a little rattle in time to the song.
But the rattle, along with Clarkson’s sweet voice, also got the tears rolling, and soon the ladies were hugging it out.
“I made it more like a lullaby, like James Taylor, like there’s kind of some Patty Griffin in it,” Clarkson told Hoda. “I hope we do it justice.”
Well, we sure think she does (not that we ever had a doubt). And if Hoda’s reaction is anything to go by, we’d say she hit the nail right on the head.
So what does Haley Joy think?
Well, let’s just say we can hear her adorable giggle from here.
Hoda Kotb just published her first children’s book, I’ve Loved You Since Forever, and the title has a very special meaning for the Today co-host.
“As I was waiting and hoping and wishing for Haley, when I started to believe that maybe I could be a mom too, maybe I didn’t miss my window, maybe there’s still hope here … It was that kind of revival,” Kotb tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week’s issue.
“I was scribbling in my journal and waiting to see if it would come to pass and I could feel that child. I felt like they were sleeping under the same moon and stars,” she continues.
“Somewhere out there this child is there for me and that phrase, ‘I’ve loved you since forever,’ was something that I had written down because that’s what it felt like.”
After a battle with breast cancer a decade ago left her unable to have a child, Kotb adopted daughter Haley Joy, born Feb. 14, 2017.
“Sometimes you can love someone before you’ve met them,” the new mom says. “You just know. I feel like this book, that’s kind of where it started.”
Once Kotb wrote her book, she asked pal Kelly Clarkson to turn her words into music. “My heart exploded,” Kotb says after hearing the song for the first time. (The song will premiere on Today Thursday).
“Kelly is an unbelievable human being. She changed my life. This song is now part of our family history. It’s amazing that she did that for Haley and for me and for anyone that listens to it and feels like the song is about them.”
Kotb’s book, I’ve Loved You Since Forever, is available Tuesday.
For more on Hoda Kotb and Kelly Clarkson, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.
The singer explains why it’s important to validate people for their talents at a young age.
In her song “Whole Lotta Woman,” Kelly Clarkson describes herself as, “a strong bad-ass chick with classic confidence” and it’s easy to see why. Over the course of her 15-year music career, she’s accumulated 100 number-one songs on the Billboard charts, and sold more than 25 million albums worldwide. She’s currently a coach on season 14 of The Voice while also promoting her eighth studio album, Meaning of Life.
Before she became a Grammy award-winning artist, Clarkson’s path in life wasn’t always clear. When she was in seventh grade, she says that “there was just nothing really special [about me], I was kind of the kid that didn’t stand out in anyway.”
The turning point came when she was 13 and performed Mariah Carey’s “Vision of Love” at her school talent show. Clarkson says after the show, a stranger, who she assumed was a classmate’s grandfather, approached her and said, “That was so amazing, you’re gonna do this for the rest of your life.”
She was stunned. “I don’t even think I said ‘thank you.’” she says. “I was taken aback because I’d never received any kind of compliment like that.”
That compliment gave her the inspiration to pursue a career in music. “It was a really pivotal moment for someone to come up to me and instill that confidence at such a young age,” she says. “From that moment, all I focused on was singing, whether it was getting a scholarship for college or trying out for [American] Idol.”
Now in her current roles (as a mother and a coach on The Voice), Clarkson still thinks back to seventh grade and says it’s important that people feel validated for their hard work and talent.
She was never able to track down the stranger who gave her the ultimate compliment and now jokes, “Was he real?” “We all have these moments in our life that are so pivotal… that really was that fork in the road that sent [me] on a completely different path.”
Even though this experience was a positive one, Clarkson says not all her feedback is like that, and it’s important to keep going anyway.
“Not everybody’s gonna think your poo smells like roses,” she says. “None of us are Jesus Christ.”
Kelly was on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight. Check out the interview and game played as well as photos from her appearance. She killed it, like she does everything. #TeamKelly
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“It’s a really cool thing, 15-16 years later, to do something possibly for someone that was done for me.”