First Lady Dr. Jill Biden is sharing advice on how to cope with divorce to Kelly Clarkson. In an interview for the "Kelly Clarkson" show, airing Thursday, Biden offered words of encouragement to the pop star, who is currently going through a divorce.
"This is what I would say to you if I were your mother," the first lady told Clarkson in a clip from their interview that was revealed by People. "My mother always said to me, 'Things are going to look better tomorrow. And if you can take one day at a time, things will get better.'"
Clarkson has previously admitted that her life has "been a little bit of a dumpster" after filing for divorce from her estranged husband, Brandon Blackstock, in June. Biden, who divorced her first husband after five years of marriage then met Joe Biden in 1975, told Clarkson she believed everything happened for a reason.
"If I hadn't gotten divorced, I never would've met Joe," she said. "I wouldn't have the beautiful family I have now, so I really think things happen for the best."
Biden added that healing comes with time and good things were headed in Clarkson's way. "I think, Kelly, over time — I don't know how long it's been for you — but, I think, over time you heal and you're going to be surprised," she continued. "And I can't wait until that day comes for you."
The first lady has been full of meaningful advice for women across the globe. Earlier this month she spoke about moms facing burnout in an interview for the latest issue of Parents.
"We moms spend so much time questioning ourselves — at least I did. We need time to just quiet those voices in our head," she said.
The pandemic has placed additional pressure on mothers, who are now trying to juggle various roles. Sometimes they may drop the ball but Jill said it was okay because every mom was doing their best.
"Maybe you've made mac 'n' cheese for dinner one too many times. Maybe your temper is shorter than usual. Maybe you're too tired to be the ''un mom.' It's okay," she said. "You're not failing. You're strong. You're resilient. And you're doing your best to carry your family through one of the most difficult times in memory. We're going to do everything we can to get through this, together."
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