Kelly Clarkson is opening up about her divorce. The pop star filed for divorce from her husband of seven years, Brandon Blackstock, in June and the split has taken its toll, the mother of two said on Sunday in an interview with Today.
"I mean, it's no secret. My life has been a little bit of a dumpster ... personally, it's been a little hard the last couple months," she said. "I've been talking to friends that have been through divorce. I don't know how people go through that without having some kind of outlet because it is the worst thing ever for everyone involved."
Clarkson added that she was channeling all her emotions into her new album, which she is hoping to release later this year.
"This'll probably be the most personal one I've ever released," she said. "And the whole record is basically every emotion you experience from the beginning of a relationship to the end of what it is now or where it is now, and it's been very therapeutic for me."
Clarkson said she has already received feedback on her new music from her children. She and Blackstock share two kids together, River Rose, 6, and Remington Alexander, 4, and Clarkson has requested joint custody.
"It's very honest," she said of her songs. "There's one that my kids sing in the car. I'm going through mixes, and I'm just, like, 'This is weird.' Like, it's your relationship. I've never written about my life to where my kids are singing along."
Clarkson and Blackstock had reportedly been dealing with problems in their marriage long before the split. The spark was gone and work demands were putting pressure on an already strained relationship and that’s what ultimately destroyed the marriage, sources revealed earlier this year.
"Things had changed in their marriage and the split was a while coming," an insider told People. "They both work so hard. It's nearly impossible to enjoy each other, especially with the children needing constant attention."
Being holed up in self-isolation together in Montana only compounded problems the couple was facing.
"It was a stressful time," another source revealed. "[Quarantining in Montana] exacerbated any issues."
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