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Kelly Clarkson Gets Body Image Advice From Her Idol Dolly Parton

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Dec. 28 2018, Updated 9:25 p.m. ET

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Kelly Clarkson reached a hefty milestone this year when she lost about 40 pounds. She decided to stop shedding those pesky lbs. after one very important person told her to!

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The 36-year-old's musical idol, Dolly Parton gave her some very sound advice on battling body-shamers and possessing self-love in the music industry.

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“Dolly battled her own body issues earlier in her career and felt pressure from the music industry to slim down just like Kelly,” a source told OK!.

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Dolly opened up last month to People about her own body-image issues and how they affected her career. "I’m a hog at heart. I’ve been up and down with my weight through the years," the "Jolene" singer said.

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"Dolly told Kelly that she doesn’t need to fit in anyone else’s mold of her,” the insider revealed.

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Kelly "is down to about 170 pounds" and she's happy with the way she looks now.

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Pick up the latest issue of OK! Magazine, on newsstands now to hear more about the advice Dolly gave to Kelly! 

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