On the Love Someone With Delilah podcast episode released on Tuesday, December 14, Kelly Clarkson opened up about red flags and regrets—all amid her well-documented divorce from Brandon Blackstock, which was finalized in August. (Clarkson filed for divorce in June 2020.)
“I regret nothing,” Clarkson said, per People, not naming names or mentioning Blackstock directly. “Even unfortunate things that happen in your life or hard things, ’cause we can do hard things. But also I feel like that’s what shapes you, it’s what makes you a better person, it’s what makes you recognize: Okay, I missed those red flags, I missed that, I ignored that on purpose.”
Then, Clarkson joked that she almost called her next album “Red Flag Collector.” “I mean… I’m just collecting them,” she said. “I was apparently wanting to do some kind of exhibit with a lot of them.”
Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock began dating in 2012 and got married in 2013. Together they have two children: a daughter, River Rose and a son, Remy. Clarkson noted on Love Someone With Delilah that music has helped her get through some heavy emotions. “I will say, it’s very therapeutic—going through a divorce, or going through hard times in your life, I’m so happy I have writing and I’m so happy I have music, ’cause that’s my outlet, that’s how I get through it,” she said.
Clarkson applied her feelings toward songs she wrote for her new Christmas album, When Christmas Comes Around… (out now). “I’m supposed to make this Christmas record, and I love Christmas music, so I was like, I don’t know how to be happy, maybe I could be sarcastic,” Clarkson said about what inspired her snarky but empowering new single “Christmas Isn’t Cancelled (Just You).”
Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Do Kelly Clarkson and Adele need to collab on a divorce album?