Kelly Clarkson Says She's Still Not Ready for Romance After Divorce: 'I Need a Little More Work on Me'

During an episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, the singer and host, Kelly Clarkson, opened up about her personal life in an interview with actress Shannen Doherty, who is currently going through a divorce. Clarkson, who herself got divorced from music manager Brandon Blackstock in March 2022, spoke about the importance of focusing on oneself in a relationship. "I've realized that I need to work more on myself in a relationship, to ensure that I take care of myself while also being there for someone else," Clarkson shared with Doherty. Divorce can be tough, she explained, especially when you thought you were going to spend the rest of your life with that person. However, Clarkson proudly declared that she is currently in a stage where she is truly enjoying being on her own.

They were blessed with two children – a daughter named River Rose, who is now 9 years old, and a son named Remington "Remy" Alexander, who is 7. Clarkson filed for divorce in 2020, and after a legal process that took two years, the divorce was finalized. In September, during an Instagram Live chat with fans after her appearance on the Today show, Clarkson addressed her relationship status. She made it clear that she is currently single and not actively looking for a boyfriend. 

When she would cry, Henry would come and place his head under her arm, providing her with the comfort she needed. Clarkson humorously questioned if there was a man out there who could offer similar support. "I also love myself and enjoy spending time with just me," Clarkson added. "It's a powerful feeling, and I embrace it wholeheartedly!" she concluded. In this candid interview, Kelly Clarkson demonstrated the importance of self-love and the joy that can be found in embracing one's own company. She showcased her journey of personal growth and revealed that while divorce can be challenging, it can also be an opportunity for self-discovery and empowerment.