Kelly Clarkson questioned whether or not she was making the correct alternative by shifting her kids throughout the nation. After she and ex-husband Brandon Blackstock separated, the “Since U Been Gone” artist, 41, determined to maneuver to New York Metropolis. She recounted her determination in an interview with USA At this time that was printed on October 16. 

“I’ll be real honest: I thought I was making a horrible decision,” the American Idol alum admitted. “I knew I needed a fresh start and couldn’t be in L.A. I really wanted to be in Montana, but you can’t really do a show from there quite yet. So, I was like, ‘The only other option would probably be New York.’” 

Fortunately, Kelly famous that upon shifting to the Massive Apple, she “genuinely love[s] it” and her youngsters find it irresistible as effectively. Kelly shares her kids, River Rose and Remington Alexander, with Brandon, 46. 

“There’s so much undiscovered talent around the city. Go out, bring them back and just play with the band. Why not?” Kelly defined, referring to her appreciation for New York’s tradition. “We’re definitely going to be on the streets and doing different things that we weren’t capable of in L.A. because it’s so spread out. People that watch daytime television want to laugh and cry at a beautiful performance. They want to be inspired.”

The “Stronger” singer was married to Brandon from 2013 to 2021. Their separation and subsequent divorce shortly made headlines because of their messy monetary battle. 

One of the crucial noteworthy conflicts between Kelly and Brandon was over their shared Montana ranch. The Texas native fought the Kelly Clarkson Present host to remain in the home, and he was ultimately granted permission to. Moreover, Kelly ended up paying Brandon $115,000 per thirty days in spousal help till January 2024 on prime of an up-front fee of over $1.3 million. 

Earlier this yr, Kelly mirrored on how her and Brandon’s divorce affected their youngsters. She defined on the ‘Angie Martinez IRL” podcast in March that her kids wished each of their mother and father have been collectively. 

“I literally ask my kids every night when we’re snuggling, ‘Are you happy? And if you’re not, what could make you happier?’” Kelly mentioned. “Sometimes, they’ll say — especially the past two years, a lot of it, and it kills me — and I want them to be honest, so I don’t ever say, ‘Oh God, don’t tell me that.’ But a lot of times it would be like, ‘You know, I’m just really sad. I wish mommy and daddy were in the same house.’ And they’re really honest about it. And I’m raising that kind of individual.”