Kelly Clarkson took her time in deciding that divorce was her best option. The singer is looking back on how it felt to make the decision to get divorced from ex-husband Brandon Blackstock after nearly seven years of marriage.
The Grammy winner and talk show host appeared on a new episode of Angie Martinez’s IRL podcast, during which she spoke about splitting from Blackstock, with whom she shares two children: River Rose and Remington Alexander.
“It rips you apart,” explained Clarkson, “whenever you fall in love with someone, and it doesn’t work. Anyone that’s been divorced [knows]. That was years in trying to make — not make it work, ’cause I never wanted to be part of something to ‘make it work,'” added Clarkson. “I wanted to make it beautiful. I wanted to make it awesome. I wanted to make it everything it possibly could be, and sometimes that just doesn’t happen.”