After winning the 2002, first-ever season of “American Idol,” Kelly Clarkson’s life changed forever. In many ways, the changes had a positive impact on her life but, in other ways, she was put in a spotlight she wasn’t prepared for.
During a recent press conference, Kelly Clarkson admitted that, when it comes to her own children, she hopes and prays they don’t enter the world of show business.
“I seriously hope they’re tone deaf,” she said. “I’m afraid of what kind of mom I’d be. I hope they’re, like, teachers or doctors or something. It’s a hard industry.”
In fact, Kelly’s own mom was tough on her as a performer.
“I think I’d be like my mom: ‘It was good.’ You know? And I loved it, I think that’s why I’m such a hard worker and why I aspire to keep pushing myself. I love my mom for it. But I think I’d be like her. I’d be like, ‘Yeah, I’ve heard better but it was solid.’ And I don’t want to be like that,” she said.
Though her own children, ages four and two, still have a ways to go until they could even consider a world on the stage, Kelly expressed the same concern for her young winning artists on “The Voice,” 15-year-old Brynn Cartelli, as well as Chevel Shepherd.
“I warned Brynn’s mom, I warned [Chevel’s] mom. I’m like ‘Hold onto them!’ Hug them, tell them really nice things, cause people are mean. That’s horrible. It’s a reality,” she said.