Kelly Clarkson Explains Dynamics of Her Marriage

"He's a Whole and I'm a Whole"

This is so refreshing. In a sea of pretend-happy couples, Kelly Clarkson is pretty much admitting that her husband, Brandon Blackstock, does not complete her.

“Brandon is not my other half. He’s a whole and I’m a whole,” she says in the new issue of Redbook.

I don’t take that to mean that she loves him any less. In fact, being her complete self might even make her a better wife.

Clarkson also added that because she grew up poor and without a lot of family stability, she’s never believed in someone taking care of her. So it sounds like being self-sufficient and independent grounds her, and then she’s better equipped to put her husband first.

“I always swore ours would not be a relationship where we have to schedule sex,” she says. “That is never going to happen.”

The story also touches on the recent fat-shaming incident Clarkson endured and how she copes.

“There are just some people who are born skinny and with a great metabolism,” she says. “That is not me. I wish I had a better metabolism. But someone else probably wishes they could walk into a room and make friends with everyone like I can. You always want what someone else has.”

I bet a lot of people wish they could trade skinny for the ability to sing the hell out of every song the way Clarkson can, too.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.