Kelly Clarkson Raising Kids With “Servant’s Heart”

Community Service Is a Part of Their Family Life

In a new interview in the December issue of Good Housekeeping magazine, Kelly Clarkson admits that her life hasn’t always been as perfect as it is right now.

“I was in a very dark place for a long time. It’s just so hard to have normalcy,” Clarkson said.

On top of that, she says she deals with what she calls “the crap that comes along with this job,” and that makes it hard when you have a family.

With the fame and fortune that Clarkson has earned since winning American Idol in 2002, she is able to raise her own kids much differently than the way she was raised.

“My kids are obviously growing up very privileged, but I want them to have a servant’s heart,” she said of her kids River Rose and Remington, and her stepchildren Savannah and Seth. So she makes sure that they take on community service projects as a family.

As for Clarkson and her husband Brandon Blackstock — Blake Shelton’s manager — they make it a point to find time for just the two of them every night that they are home.

“We’ll get the kids to bed and go out by the lake with a glass of wine, and the next thing we know, it’s 2 a.m. We’re tired in the morning, but we need that time to stay connected,” she said.

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