KELLY Clarkson revealed she often hides from her kids in various places in her home as she gets situated with life as a single mom after filing for divorce from ex Brandon Blackstock.
The 38-year-old singer split from her husband of seven years in June, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
The pair share two children – daughter River Rose, 6, and son Remington Alexander, 4.
During a new season 2 episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, the host admitted she has to get away from them and hide for a little bit, just to get some time for herself to breathe.
Model Molly Sims was a guest on the show and told Kelly she likes to hide in the closet, and the Voice coach immediately agreed that it’s a great spot.
She told Molly: “Every parent does it, and if you say you don’t, you’re a liar. You need a minute”
Kelly then went on to ask her other guest, Derek Hough, where he would escape to in his houes if needed to, and “the bathroom” was his response.
The mother of two was so excited by his response because she shared that that’s her go-to place to hide from her kids, as well.
Kelly, who recently shared that she’s been dealing with a lot of “anxiety” since her divorce, said: “Dude, I’m with ya. I was just about to say, mine is the bathroom because it’s the one thing I can feel, like, not mean or guilty.
“Like, ‘Mommy needs a minute! I just need to go to the bathroom.’ And then a lot of times I’m not going to the bathroom. I’m just stting there.”
She hid her face with her hair, looking a little ashamed, before continuing on.
Kelly added: “You just need a minute. And then you’re a better parent, I think. You’re a better parent when you have some ‘me’ time.”
The 38-year-old singer opened up on her mental health struggles during an episode of her talk show.
Kelly appeared alongside Beth Behrs as the two discussed the importance of managing their mental health.
She said: “I literally don’t know how anyone goes through anything horrible or big in their life without having an outlet, like I have with writing.
“I was talking to Gwen [Stefani] the other day on The Voice. We’re both writing for our next albums and it’s like, even if no one hears it, it’s so therapeutic and it’s so good for you. That’s your outlet.”
Kelly later added how artists often deal with panic attacks ahead of performing on stage, saying: “Especially musicians, yeah.”
Back in July, Kelly admitted her mental health had been up and down following her divorce from Brandon.
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Earlier this year, Kelly filed for divorce from her music manager husband after seven years of marriage.
She requested joint legal and physical custody, though asked the court to not award Brandon any spousal support in the paperwork.
Despite trying to keep their divorce as amicable as possible, it’s since been revealed the star is being sued her management company, which is owned by Brandon’s father.