Kelly Clarkson Has Been Confiding in Gwen Stefani Following Divorce From Brandon Blackstock

Nicol Natale
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Kelly Clarkson is giving an update on her divorce from Brandon Blackstock. In a new interview with ExtraTV, the singer shared that she's been confiding in Voice co-coach Gwen Stefani, who has also been through a divorce.

"Kelly and I have been talking about this a lot," Stefani told the outlet. The "No Doubt" singer divorced from Gavin Rossdale in 2015. Later that fall, she fell in love with fellow Voice coach Blake Shelton, whom she met on the show during her first season as a coach.

"We're so lucky to have music as an outlet for everything we all go through," Stefani said. "Music is such therapy when you're a writer."

The Voice coach said that when one door closes, another one opens. "And, you know, to be able to be heartbroken or sad or whatever it is, it's just fueling whatever her purpose is to be a songwriter, and a singer, and that will eventually contribute back into the world and that's what her whole purpose is for," she said. "We all have to go through sad times, heartache, and if you look at it like, this is a test—we all have to go through this—that's a good way to get to the other side, because everybody gets to the other side eventually."

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Clarkson announced that she was divorcing her husband of seven years in June 2020. She said she's being extra careful about what she shares, as her kids are involved. "It's just one day when you're like, 'Wow, this has forever changed and it's not just my heart has changed, there's other little hearts too,'" she said.

The Voice coach said her family has had tons of support as they go through this difficult time. "I have a great family and friends that are there for me," she said. "It's a very hard thing to navigate, to be able to be honest and share your story, so maybe you can help someone else, but at the same time protecting these little kids you adore.”

"We have a lot of help as far as therapists or child psychologists 'cause we want to do it right," she added. "Everyone's sad and it's OK to be sad."

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Photo credit: Steve Granitz - Getty Images

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Clarkson said that, of all of her roles, being a mom is her number one priority. "So I care 100% more about my children than I do anything else on this planet," she explained. "The past few months have been horribly sad. But at the same time, I have to think, 'Hmmm, like, what I say has a domino effect in other people's lives.'"

"I'm just careful also while being real," she added. Clarkson said no one is to blame for the divorce. "It happens, and that's why there's nothing to hide about it in that sense. You know, it's just, divorce is a really shi**y thing."

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