Kelly Clarkson Reveals Why She Stayed In Relationship With Brandon Blackstock For So Long

Kelly Clarkson is opening up about her divorce from Brandon Blackstock. The Grammy winner was on the “We Can Do Hard Thing with Glennon Doyle” podcast where she talked about her new music and her breakup with her ex – sharing why she stayed in the relationship as long as she did. “My ego is like, I can control my actions, I can control my reactions, I can do this and I can reach this person, and I can get through. And it becomes a little bit of your ego that gets in the way. And also, if I’m being completely honest, we don’t want to do what we saw done. You know what I’m saying? I’m like, ugh, I don’t want my kids to be those kids at school. Because I grew up, and it’s a little different, they grew up here. It’s a very progressive city. And even New York, that’s progressive. But in the South, there were like two of us with divorced parents in our class. So it was very different,” she said.