Kelly Clarkson mentioned she relied closely on the assistance of anti-depressants to get by means of her bitter divorce from Brandon Blackstock.
“I checked out my therapist and I simply couldn’t cease sobbing, and I used to be like, ‘I truly needed to cancel a number of the different day as a result of I couldn’t cease crying. I can’t do that,’” the singer mentioned on the “Las Culturistas” podcast.
“And it was a kind of issues the place I actually needed to put my delight apart and like all my childhood problems with no matter.”
“I used to be on Lexapro for like, I believe two months,” she informed hosts Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang.
The “Kelly Clarkson Present” host, 41, filed for divorce from Blackstock in June 2020 after seven years of marriage.
The pair — who share daughter River Rose, 9, and son Remington Alexander, 7 — lastly settled their cut up in March 2022 after two years of courtroom battles.
“My factor was, I simply can’t smile anymore for America proper now. I’m not completely satisfied and I need assistance … and it was sincere to God, the best resolution ever. I wouldn’t have made it [without it].”
Final week, Clarkson informed Apple Music’s Zane Lowe that she “didn’t deal with [the divorce] properly.”
“I don’t know the way individuals get by means of something like that as a result of I’m not going to say I did it gracefully. Behind closed doorways on my own, it was not,” she mentioned, admitting she tried to placed on a contented face.
The singer mentioned she usually discovered herself “crying so laborious” that she “couldn’t even communicate” when she realized that her ill-fated marriage was dying.
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The “American Idol” alum earlier this month admitted she stayed in her marriage for much longer than she ought to have as a result of she didn’t wish to really feel like a failure.
“Once you’re in it … I’m like, ‘I can do that,’” Clarkson informed host Glennon Doyle on the “We Can Do Exhausting Issues” podcast. “I can deal with a lot. I can management my actions. I can management my reactions.”
“I can do that and I can attain this individual and I can get by means of. And it turns into slightly little bit of your ego that will get in the way in which.”