KELLY Clarkson said “people can be bad for you at a certain time” as she hints at the reasoning behind her divorce from Brandon Blackstock.
The 38-year-old singer filed for divorce in June.
Kelly made the comments during Tuesday’s episode of her talk show The Kelly Clarkson Show.
The host read the prompt: “I’m grateful in 2020 for the lesson I learned about…,” while she answered: “Myself.”
Kelly then elaborated on her answer, explaining: “Even at 38, I feel like I’m always changing and progressing in a good sense, in a good way. And I always want to make sure I’m being the best version of myself.”
She added that her mother Jeanne gave her invaluable advice that she’s kept in mind amid the downfall of her marriage.
The host shared with her viewers: “My mom has been telling me since I was a kid: You are who you surround yourself with.
“You want to make sure you’re surrounded by people that also want to be the best versions of themselves and also want a good common goal for everyone, not just themselves, right?”
She continued: “People, like, could be bad for you in a certain time. And I think that everybody just goes, ‘Oh, well that means they’re bad.’ Well it doesn’t necessarily mean that, it just means that you’re on different paths. And I think that that’s okay.
“Everybody’s on a different learning curve.”
Kelly and Brandon, 43, tied the knot in 2013.
They share six-year-old daughter River Rose and 4-year-old son Remington Alexander.
Kelly currently has legal issues with her ex father-in-law Narvel Blackstock’s company Starstruck Management Group.
According to a labor petition filed in October and obtained by People, the singer claimed the company violated the California Labor Code for “procuring, offering, promising, or attempting to procure employment or engagements” for her without first obtaining a talent agency license.
She believes that all agreements — including their reported verbal contract in which she agreed to pay them 15% commission on her gross earnings — be “declared void and unenforceable.”
In the petition, Kelly explained that the talent agency evaded “the licensing requirements” set forth by the Talent Agencies Act and listed their alleged violations.