Kelly Clarkson’s Take on Being a Mom: ‘I Feel Sexy and Far More Intelligent and Wiser’


Kelly Clarkson hasn’t always exuded confidence.

While the thespian says in a stream emanate of PEOPLE that she’s “never felt a need to be a certain weight,” she has formerly certified she was bulimic for a brief time in her early teenagers given she felt she’d get improved tools in her propagandize musicals if she was thinner.

And she recently told Attitude magazine, “When we was unequivocally skinny, we wanted to kill myself. we was miserable, like, inside and out, for 4 years of my life. But no one cared, given aesthetically we make sense.”

(The “Love So Soft” thespian has given simplified those latter comments had some-more to do with carrying to grin by a “arranged marriage” of her initial post-Idol record understanding and a stresses of her career rather than her weight.)

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But Clarkson — who recently distinguished her new manuscript Meaning of Life during the iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Kelly Clarkson during a iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles — says starting a family with father Brandon Blackstock, 40, in 2013 was a unequivocally education knowledge for her.

“My turn of self-empowerment grew to another level,” she says of becoming stepmom to her husband’s dual kids from a prior matrimony (Savannah, 16, and Seth, 10,) and welcoming daughter River Rose, 3, and son Remington Alexander, 18 months.

“I feel voluptuous and distant some-more intelligent and wiser when creation decisions — not only for myself, though for my children.”

Clarkson with Remington (left) and River Rose.
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Clarkson hopes to pass on her certainty to her children as they grow older.

“I only say, ‘You see all this things that gets pronounced about me all a time? Just brush it off. Just worry about your possess path, your possess front porch, and everybody else can worry about theirs,’ ” she explains.

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“It’s a contrition that we have to learn that,” she explains, “but it’s an critical doctrine to learn: to let go of a things we can’t control.”

Meaning of Life is accessible now.

For some-more about Kelly Clarkson’s new manuscript and life during home with her family of six, collect adult a latest emanate of PEOPLE, on newsstands now.