Kelly Clarkson talks about the reality of her divorce

(CNN) Kelly Clarkson says she is done with marriage but open to finding love again and committed to supporting her children as they adjust to her divorce.

The singer recently opened up about her split from Brandon Blackstock, the father of her two children, and the impact it has had on her family.

“I literally ask my kids every night when we cuddle, ‘Are you happy? And if you’re not, what could make you happier?'” Clarkson said on “The Angie Martinez IRL Podcast.” “Sometimes they’ll say, especially the last two years, and it kills me, and I want them to be honest, so I never say, ‘Oh God, don’t tell me,’ but a lot of times it would be like , “You know, I’m just really upset. I wish mom and dad were in the same house.”

She added: “I raise these kinds of individuals. I want you to be honest with me.”

Clarkson said that growing up in a divorced family helped her better understand the emotions involved.

“I’m just sitting there thinking, ‘I get it. I’m from a divorced family too. I get it. It’s too bad,'” she said. “But we’ll probably figure it out. And you’re so loved by both of us. I think you communicate with them and don’t treat them, don’t treat them like an adult because they’re not – but don’t treat them like a child. These are not small feelings. These are huge feelings, and these are huge feelings.”

Clarkson and Blackstock split in June 2020, with the singer citing irreconcilable differences. She said that although she does not plan to remarry, she would like to find love.

“I’m not getting married,” she said. “In my life, I’ve been through a couple of divorces in my own family as a child. I would love to fall in love. I would love to find someone and fall in love and do that thing, but I have kids and that’s why I say that.”

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