One of the many reasons we love Kelly Clarkson is because of how relatable she is! From fan-girling over Meryl Streep at the 2018 Golden Globes to getting candid about her “mom guilt,” it’s easy to forget the 38-year-old is a mega famous pop star.
The “Stronger” songstress made headlines over the summer when she filed for divorce from her husband of seven years, Brandon Blackstock. Clarkson — who shares daughter River Rose, 6, and son Remington Alexander, 4, with Blackstock — hasn’t given too much insight into exactly what happened but revealed she doesn’t regret her decision to call it quits with the talent manager, 43.
Despite the messy situation, Clarkson is on a roll these days — she won primary physical custody of her tots, is a judge on The Voice, hosts her successful talk show and looks amazing while doing it all.
Clarkson hasn't shied away from talking about her weight, and in 2018, she divulged her diet secrets. "I'm not working out!" Clarkson told Extra at the time. "I literally read this book ... It's called The Plant Paradox. It's basically about how we cook our food, non-GMO, no pesticides, eating really organic."
As a result, Clarkson lost a significant amount of weight. "I had an autoimmune disease and a thyroid problem that started in 2006," she told Hoda Kotb on the Today show in 2018. "I know the industry loves the weight gone, but for me, it wasn't really (about) the weight. For me, it was 'I'm not on my medicine any more.'"
Scroll through the gallery below to see Clarkson's amazing transformation!
Clarkson's fans couldn't help but comment on the gorgeous snap. One person wrote, "These boots were made for walking over your future ex-husband. Love you,” while another echoed, “You were stunning yesterday. I haven’t seen you looking that good in a while. Whatever is happening in your life is showing. #MaybeFreedom?”
The American Idol alum shined in a sparkly dress.
"It was more of magazines shoved in front of you and, ‘This is what you’re competing with and we’ve got to compete with it.’ I can’t compete with that," she added.
True To Herself
"Even in my thinnest, most fit moment, it's just not my personality to be naked on the front of a magazine," she shared.
"I still hate working out. I'm sweaty, red, and not any thinner. People say it's good for your heart .... but people also say red wine is good for your heart. I mean, I'm just stating facts here people. Who am I to ignore science?!" she tweeted in 2018.
Up & Down
"I'm such a creative person that I yo-yo. So sometimes I'm more fit and I get into kickboxing hardcore. And then sometimes I don't and I'm like ... I'd rather have wine," she told Ellen DeGeneres in 2015.
"I was the biggest girl in the American Idol cast too," Clarkson said. "And I wasn't big, but people would call me big ... I've kind of always gotten that."
"I think what hurts my feelings for people is that I'll have a meet and greet after the show, and a girl who's bigger than me will be in the meet and greet and be like, 'Wow, if they think you're big, I must be so fat to them,'" she said. "And it's like, you're just who you are. We are who we are — whatever size."
"People should just concentrate on their own lives and their own health and their own happiness, and whatever that looks like for you, be happy with it," she said. Wise words!