Kelly Clarkson is offering some priceless Christmas tips ahead of the bright, happy, and cheerful holiday.
In a recently aired episode of her talk show, Kelly Clarkson reacted to submissions from her viewers, giving them helpful advice on how to handle their awkward, and hilarious family situations with the holly, jolly holiday just around the corner. One viewer accidentally opened up to her about her “Dad’s not-so-fun side of the family” that she will spend the festive day with “the fun ones” by adding her paternal aunt into the wrong group chat by mistake, after previously saying that she will not celebrate this year due to the pandemic.
“You are in so much trouble!” The Voice coach said with a laugh. Here’s the thing, don’t lie. Just own it. Be like, ‘Look, maybe this is your opportunity to become the fun ones.’ You can’t lie. In that situation you just gotta be like, ‘Sorry, it was a turd statement. I do stand by it. Maybe let’s do something to turn it around, a family game maybe?’ You dug that hole and now you’re just sitting in it. Happens to the best of us.”
This playful segment comes as Clarkson goes through a divorce from her husband Brandon Blackstock, after nearly seven years of marriage. The pair share a 6-year-old daughter, River Rose, and a son Remington Alexander, 4.
Last month, an L.A. County judge granted Clarkson primary physical custody of their children, PEOPLE reported. The 43-year-old music manager is currently seeking $436,000 in monthly spousal and child support.
As part of her holiday tips and tricks segment, Clarkson urged viewers to create personalized, homemade gifts – something she enjoys creating with her kids. “I love making stuff,” she said.
Not only because it’s fun to create something, but it’s therapeutic. When I color with my kids, I’m doing it because it’s fun with them and they love it, and they ask me to do it. But it’s [also] really soothing, oddly. I used to laugh at people when I saw adults with coloring books … I didn’t get it. Now, I am one of them. It’s really therapeutic and this has been a hard year.”
The singer also spoke about handling conversations about politics and religion with family members during the holidays. “I don’t like when people say, ‘Don’t talk about faith or politics or all the big issues’ That’s how we got here. That’s how we got to 2020 because no one talks about stuff, [and] that doesn’t fix the problem. It doesn’t help in any way, shape, or form on either side. Why would you not want to have conversations about stuff like that? Because maybe, what I think about something isn’t really right and I didn’t really think about it in that way or vantage point or perspective,” she explained.
Kelly Clarkson went on to share an example from her own experience with handling such conversation after revealing that she and her mother, Jeanne Taylor, do not always agree on their viewpoint. Clarkson said, despite their different opinions, they respect one another.
“My mother and I are very different on some things, but [we both] want to be loved and respected and helpful and [have] a servant’s heart,” she said. “There are a lot of core things there. Granted, we are different in some other ways, but that’s not a problem.”
“That’s one reason why I love that I was born in America… People got to come here and you got to believe what you wanted to believe, and you got to [be] who you want to be. That should be celebrated,” she added. “But, I do think no progress will happen, no change will happen unless we talk about it.”
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