What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger! Kelly Clarkson shared the advice she gives her two children about growing up with divorced parents: be each other’s best friend.“I tell my kids this all the time,” Clarkson, 40, told guest Mila Kunis during the Thursday, October 6, episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show. “You’re each other’s buddies.”Clarkson and ex-husband Brandon Blackstock, who were married for nearly seven years before the “Moment Like This” singer filed for divorce in June 2020, share daughter River, 8, and son Remington, 6.
Blackstock also has two children from a previous relationship: Savannah, 20, and Seth, 15.“Especially cause we went through divorce, right?
So they go to their dad’s and mine. So anytime you travel, you’ve always got each other,” the Voice judge explained to Kunis, 39, noting that siblings should be friends even when they disagree.“So I always try and make them like buddies when they fight,” she continued. “I’m like ‘No, no, no.
This is your wingman. You’re supposed to stick up for each other. ‘Don’t tattle tale all the time.'”While Clarkson revealed that she and Blackstock, 45, were remaining private about their split to “protect our children and their little hearts” during a September 2020 episode of her talk show, the American Idol winner told Variety last month that she’s channeled her emotions around the breakup into her new music.“The whole divorce thing happened and I needed to write it,” Clarkson said of her next studio recording. “And then I didn’t know if I was going to release it, because you can be very angry in that state of mind.Read more on usmagazine.com