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.