When Kelly Clarkson won the popular singing competition series ’American Idol’ in 2002, she first gained widespread public recognition.
In addition to becoming a judge for ‘The Voice,’ another singing competition series, she has also had her own talk show, ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show.’
As Clarkson has been in the public eye for more than 20 years, his personal life has been fully exposed.
She rose to fame in 2013 when she wed Brandon Blackstock, who is also Reba McEntire’s stepson from a prior union.
The couple’s children included River, who was eight, and Remington, who was six. Blackstock also had two older children from a previous marriage.
Yet, however, their marriage could not last, and in June 2020, Clarkson requested a divorce from Blackstock.
Since then, they have been embroiled in a bitter custody battle over their kids and their belongings.
In addition to receiving their $10.4 million Montana ranch, which had been a key point of dispute between the two parties during the divorce proceedings, Clarkson was also given primary custody of their children and primary custody of their other children in October 2021.
In 2018, Clarkson made a big deal out of her admission that she is not above giving her kids a good spanking when they disobey her.
This got people talking. Her comments prompted a discussion on whether such behavior is acceptable in modern society.
The host of the show, who was awarded an Emmy for their efforts, claimed that she decided to postpone the broadcast back by 30 minutes so that she could spend more time with her family and drive them to school.
My nanny then drives the kids back to my house. I get to spend the evenings with them after I spent the mornings with them, at the very least. Don’t hide anything from your children. The most important lesson I’ve learnt is that.
Naturally, avoid talking about inappropriate topics, but it’s OK if kids see you cry or realize you’ve had a difficult day, she advised. ‘Don’t discuss something that you ought not to discuss.’
Clarkson also mentioned that she experienced feelings of embarrassment when discussing her issues with her kids, but she made it a point to teach them how to show empathy at the same time.
Kelly Clarkson has said that she experiences ‘parent guilt’ as a result of the pressures of her demanding profession in the entertainment industry.
She has even turned to her own mother for solace, who has now reported that her daughter is doing OK.
Clarkson highlighted her gratitude for being able to personally care for her children without having to quit her profession, and she complimented her ‘amazing team’ for assisting her in navigating the difficult scheduling process.
On the other hand, many have been discussing about Clarkson because of her lax approach to using disciplinary measures on her kids.
The mother of two admitted that when she finds her children’s behavior to be inappropriate, she does not think it is above her level to physically punish them.
The technique, she continued, is quite common in the south, where she is from, despite her awareness of the controversy surrounding it.
The three-time Grammy Award winner then went on to explain her strategy, saying, ’My parents spanked me when I was a youngster, but I turned out all right in life, and I have no regrets about it.
In order to stress her point, Clarkson stated that she always warns her kids before taking any sort of action.
Yet, she acknowledged that it may be challenging in public since those who disagree with you might be quick to criticize you for your beliefs.
In spite of the negative connotations attached to the practice, Clarkson is a firm believer that spanking a child is an effective method of discipline. ‘To be completely honest, it has been very helpful.
‘Everyone has a different strategy that they employ to keep things in order in their homes, and I have no issues with any of them.
Yet, I do think that occasionally, when I see kids, you can tell they weren’t punished or spanked, and you think, ‘Wow, someone really ought to smack your a**.’
‘In the community where I grew up, everything works smoothly, and people are friendly and courteous.
They hold doors open for others, use the words ‘please’ and ‘thank you,’ and show respect for one another. So, those are the qualities I wish to pass on to my children.