Kelly Clarkson Makes Heartbreaking Admission About Her Kids Being in Therapy | 22 Words

Kelly Clarkson made a heartbreaking confession during her latest interview in which she revealed the reasons behind her kids being in therapy...

The star got very candid...

And bravely spoke out about her kids' mental health.

Kelly has had a very successful career...

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From a singer, songwriter, to an author, she has done it all.

She's certainly a woman of many talents.

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With many accolades ticked off her list.

Her most recent venture isn't too dissimilar to her previous role on The Voice.

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As this time she is stepping in on America's Got Talent while Simon Cowell recovers from his broken back.

She has taken his role as a judge...

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And works alongside judges Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandel.

There's no doubt she's an icon in her own right.

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The internet can't get enough of her!

But, behind the scenes...

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Fans may not know quite how much hardship Kelly has faced in her life.

From family drama to professional strife...

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It certainly hasn't been an easy ride for the star.

So, let's start from the top.

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Kelly Clarkson has been living with an underlying health condition.

Over the years, many have noticed Kelly's fluctuating weight.

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Many blamed the pressure of being in the public eye and the pressures of fame.

But the reality was far more frightening...

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In fact, Clarkson revealed in 2018 it was all down to her health struggles.

Kelly has had a lifelong struggle with an unspecified autoimmune disease.

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On top of this, she also suffers from a thyroid issue, too.

This means her thyroid gland doesn't produce enough of the correct hormones.

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This causes an upset of balance within the body overall.

Symptoms begin with weight gain and fatigue.

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But can quickly move on to more serious things such as joint pain and heart disease.

Clarkson bravely manages her condition through her diet.

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Avoiding conventional medicines that gave her adverse side effects.

"I know the industry loves the weight gone, but I mean, for me, it wasn't really the weight," she explained.

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"For me it was like, I'm not on my medicine anymore. My bloodwork came back, and I haven't been on my medicine since like February."

Aside from her health issues, Clarkson has faced her fair share of other controversies, too.

In one episode of America's Got Talent, Clarkson came under fire for one reason, in particular.

On a recent episode, fans were furious with Clarkson.

The reason? An in-poor-taste impression of fellow judge Sofia Vergara's accent.

Yikes.

"And she made fun of Sofia's accent again tonight. No cool Kelly Clarkson. If this was meant as a joke, then I hope you alert people to this ahead of time," wrote one Twitter user.

And that's not the only time Kelly has come under fire online.

In fact, when it comes to her parenting style, many on Twitter just can't get on board.

She's been open about her choice to spank her kids in the past.

But it's safe to say, the internet hasn't been very supportive of her decision...

Kelly revealed her decision in an interview.

Speaking to 98.9 The Buzz she said: “I’m not above spanking, which people aren’t necessarily into."

“I don’t mean, like, hitting her hard, I just mean a spanking."

"My parents spanked me, and I did fine in life. I’m from the South, y’all. So, like, we get spankings.

"People are like, you know, they think that’s wrong or something, but I find nothing wrong with spanking."

And that's not the only reason her parenting has come under fire ...

She was also attacked my mom-shamers earlier this year ...

For allowing her young daughter to dye her hair!

Kelly has also had some recent personal troubles, too.

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As on September 25th, she made a very sad announcement.

She was filing for divorce.

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After 7 years of marriage to Brandon Blackstock.

Their relationship had seemed like a fairy tale.

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But behind the happiness were some clear problems.

The pair even shared 2 children.

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But in 2020, they cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for their split.

"As you probably know, 2020 has brought a lot of change also to my personal life," Kelly explained.

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"Definitely didn't see anything coming that came."

"What I'm dealing with is hard."

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"It involves more than just my heart, it involves a lot of little hearts."

"We know the best thing here is to protect our children and their little hearts."

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"So I'm usually very open and I usually talk about everything but in this case I will talk a little bit here and there about how it affects me personally."

"But probably won't go too far into it because I'm a mama bear and my kids come first."

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But she promises her new album will be her "most personal" yet.

This week, the star has opened up more about how her kids are coping with the split.

During an interview with Extra on Monday, the star revealed how her daughter River, 6, and son Remington, 4, are dealing with the changes.

It's been a lot to deal with...

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“It’s just one day when you’re like, ‘Wow, this has forever changed,’ and it’s not just my heart [that] has changed. There’s other little hearts, too,"  the singer said.

Kelly is committed to protecting her kids through this tough time.

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"I have a great family and friends that are there for me. … It’s a very hard thing to navigate, to be able to be honest and share your story, so maybe you can help someone else [by speaking up], but at the same time protecting these little kids you adore."

She went on to reveal that her kids are in therapy...

“We have a lot of help as far as therapists or child psychologists because we want to do it right," she explained.

She continued.

“Everyone’s sad and it’s OK to be sad."

We wish Kelly and her kids all the best!

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