Kelly Clarkson (41) talks about how important music was to her after her divorce from her ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock (47). In a new interview with the US magazine “People”, the singer speaks of a difficult time.

“This is my outlet,” Clarkson thought to herself when she started writing her album “Chemistry,” which was released in 2023. “I’m a letting-go person; I don’t hold grudges. So it was about figuring out what happened in my life and why – and what I’m going to do about it.”

Clarkson filed for divorce in the summer of 2020. US media finally reported in March 2022 that the singer had reached an agreement with her ex-husband. The two married in 2013 and have two children together – their daughter River Rose (9) and their son Remington Alexander (7).

“I can’t express how grateful I am to have this kind of healthy outlet,” she continues. “Because the level of depression and other things that come with divorce or grief is extraordinarily difficult. You feel alone, and it’s just a blessing to have an outlet for those overwhelming feelings.”

She describes the feeling of finally being able to release the album with the words: “I’m taking my power back.” She says this sounds “a lot like therapy, but that’s because I love therapy and I think it’s important to have these tools to navigate life and relationships.”

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