Kelly Clarkson talks motherhood: 'I relied on my career for my self-worth'

Published Wednesday, Feb 25 2015, 15:48 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Kelly Clarkson has said motherhood has brought her a "certain level of peace".

American Idol star Kelly, who gave birth to daughter River Rose last year, has reflected on life before and after motherhood in a new interview.

Kelly Clarkson seen arriving at capital fm this morning - 19/2/2015.


"I love what I do, but I feel like I relied on my career a lot for my self-worth," she told People. "And now I'm more than that. I'm a mother and a wife and have this whole other thing going on."

She continued: "I have a certain level of peace I didn't know was going to come with it."

Kelly and her music manager husband Brandon Blackstock welcomed River on 12 June 2014. Kelly is also step-mother to Brandon's children Savannah, 13, and eight-year-old Seth from a previous relationship.

Kelly Clarkson shares picture of River Rose and Brandon Blackstock, 17 February 2015

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Brandon and their daughter River Rose.

'Since U Been Gone' hitmaker Kelly added: "I've accomplished a lot, but I guess the biggest success I want is that whenever I die people will say, 'She was so successful as a mother, and as a wife.' That's kind of my big goal."

Kelly was in the UK last week to promote her new album Piece by Piece, which is the follow-up to 2013's Christmas album, Wrapped In Red.

Piece by Piece is due for release on 3 March. Earlier today, Kelly announced her new single, 'Run Run Run', will feature R&B star and recent Oscar winner John Legend.

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