Kelly Clarkson found solace through divorce by renovating her home: ‘I just wanted to feel happy’


Kelly Clarkson found solace through her divorce from Brandon Blackstock by renovating her home and office: ‘I just wanted to feel happy’

Kelly Clarkson is deep in the trenches of establishing parameters to finalize her complicated divorce from ex Brandon Blackstock.

And the original American Idol admitted she’s cleansing her space with renovations in an attempt to find joy amid a challenging time.

The 38-year-old singer chatted with Fran Drescher on her self-titled talk show where they found common ground sharing divorce stories. 

Whatever it takes: Kelly Clarkson admitted she’s cleansing her space with renovations in an attempt to find joy amid a challenging time

Drescher, 63, gave Kelly a quick tour of her pristine home and detailed the reasons for creating a tranquil space with pure peace. 

‘When I bought this house, I was getting a divorce from my first husband and I was still on the show The Nanny and my life was very complicated and intense and busy,’ she told Kelly. ‘I needed something that was extremely calming and very pristine to make me feel very peaceful.’ 

Clarkson admitted her words resonated ‘like you were in my last therapy session’ as she shared a similar renovation process to calm her nerves after splitting with her estranged husband.

Talk about it: Drescher, 63, gave Kelly a quick tour of her pristine home and detailed the reasons for creating a tranquil space with pure peace

Talk about it: Drescher, 63, gave Kelly a quick tour of her pristine home and detailed the reasons for creating a tranquil space with pure peace

'When I bought this house, I was getting a divorce from my first husband and I was still on the show The Nanny and my life was very complicated and intense and busy,' she told Kelly

‘When I bought this house, I was getting a divorce from my first husband and I was still on the show The Nanny and my life was very complicated and intense and busy,’ she told Kelly

‘I got a new house, it’s very white and clean [for] the same reasoning. And I also redid my office here [at the show],’ she said. ‘I looked at Kevin in our art department and I was like, ‘Please help me make this make sense.”

Kelly added that she finally felt ‘cleansed’ and able to move forward after creating a new space.  

‘I just wanted to feel happy,’ she said. ‘The colors make me feel very good.’ 

Kelly filed for divorce from Brandon in June and was just recently awarded primary physical custody of their children. 

'I got a new house, it's very white and clean [for] the same reasoning. And I also redid my office here [at the show],' she said. 'I looked at Kevin in our art department and I was like, 'Please help me make this make sense.''

‘I got a new house, it’s very white and clean [for] the same reasoning. And I also redid my office here [at the show],’ she said. ‘I looked at Kevin in our art department and I was like, ‘Please help me make this make sense.”

Over: Kelly filed for divorce from Brandon in June and was just recently awarded primary physical custody of their children; seen in January

Over: Kelly filed for divorce from Brandon in June and was just recently awarded primary physical custody of their children; seen in January

Clarkson, 38, shares River Rose, six, and Remington Alexander, four, with Blackstock, 43, and he has two teenage children from his previous marriage to Melissa Ashworth. 

‘The level of conflict between the parents has increased. The parties have a difficult time coparenting due to issues of trust between them,’ court documents stated.

Blackstock reportedly asked for $436,000 a month from Clarkson, consisting of $301,000 in spousal support and $135,000 in child support. 

Family first: Clarkson, 38, shares River Rose, six, and Remington Alexander, four, with Blackstock, 43, and he has two teenage children from his previous marriage to Melissa Ashworth; seen in 2019

Family first: Clarkson, 38, shares River Rose, six, and Remington Alexander, four, with Blackstock, 43, and he has two teenage children from his previous marriage to Melissa Ashworth; seen in 2019

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