Amid her divorce from husband Brandon Blackstock, Kelly Clarkson is keeping mum.
“I am a very open person, but I’m not going to be able to be truly open about this in certain aspects because there’s kids involved,” she told the LA Times in an interview published on Friday. “I think that I will navigate a way in which to be open and honest about it eventually, probably via the show, and it’ll probably, I’m assuming, happen organically when someone says something in conversation or something. It definitely wouldn’t be planned.”
In June, Clarkson, 38, filed for divorce from the 43-year-old talent manager after seven years of marriage. The couple share daughter River Rose, 6, and son Remington Alexander, 4, in addition to two children from Blackstock’s previous marriage.
“But my children and his older children — there are a lot of little hearts involved in this and while people feel, ‘Oh my gosh, what a loss …’ imagine how it is in the epicenter of the storm,” she said. “It’s a lot to process and deal with, just as a family. So because it’s not just me, I probably won’t go too deep with it.”
However, she did say that things may come out through her music.
“It’s funny, I actually told my therapist recently, ‘I have no idea how one goes through any kind of huge life change, like a divorce, that doesn’t have some kind of an outlet,” she said, adding, “Even from my childhood, my mom told me I had a problem expressing my emotions and all these things when I was really young and that I should start writing. So that’s me expressing it. I usually leave it in the songs and that’s usually my therapy.”
A few weeks before her divorce was announced, Clarkson told Glamour UK that she’d been on an “emotional roller coaster.”
“There are always things that happen that come up that bum you out, but at the same time you’ve got to recognize at some point though, that it’s made you who you are,” she said.