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First Lady Dr. Jill Biden Gives Kelly Clarkson Advice on Healing After Divorce Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP/Steve Helber
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Kelly Clarkson received some heartfelt advice on divorce from First Lady Dr. Jill Biden. Clarkson is currently in the middle of a divorce from Brandon Blackstock, who also worked as her manager. The American Idol alum and Blackstock share two children together, River Rose, 6, and Remington Alexander, 4.

The split has been making several headlines with back and forth accusations of financial faults. Dr. Biden was previously married to a man named Bill Stevenson from 1970 to 1975 before marrying Joe Biden in 1977. During an episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, Dr. Biden opened up about her own divorce and then offered several words of encouragement to the 38-year-old singer who has been open about the difficulties of divorce.

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Dr. Biden, who is 69, stated, “This is what I would say to you if I were your mother. My mother always said, ‘Things are going to look better tomorrow and if you can take one day at a time … things will get better. I look back on it now and I think, ‘You know if I hadn’t gotten divorced, I never would have met Joe.'” She continued by saying that she wouldn’t have the “beautiful family I have now” if she had not split from her first husband.

She currently shares 39-year-old Ashley with the president, who had three children from a previous marriage. President Joe Biden lost his daughter Naomi in a car accident when she was just one, along with his first wife Neilia. President Biden and Neilia also had a son Beau, who tragically died of brain cancer in 2015, and son Hunter, 51.

Dr. Biden added, “I really think things happen for the best. Over time, you heal and you’re going to be surprised and I can’t wait until that day comes for you and you’re going to call me up and you’re going to say, ‘Hey Jill, you were right.'” In past episodes of the show, Clarkson has been open briefly addressing her split, calling the divorce horrible. At that time the singer stated, “There are so many hard parts. The hardest for me is the kids, that’s the hardest for me. I think, as women especially, we’re trained … to take it all on and you can deal with it and you’re fine, but it’s your babies that you worry about.”

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Editor’s note: This article was originally published on February 17, 2021. It was updated on February 25, 2021, after Kelly Clarkson interviewed First Lady Dr. Jill Biden. Below is information that was published before the new updated information was included.

Good news Kelly Clarkson…and Dr. Jill Biden fans, we are all heading to the White House! Kelly Clarkson just announced that she’s heading to Washington D.C. for a sit-down with first lady Dr. Jill Biden. The interview will mark Dr. Biden’s first solo broadcast interview as a first lady of the United States. In a video on The Kelly Clarkson Show social media account, Clarkson excitedly announced, “I’m going to the White House, y’all! First Lady Jill Biden and I are hanging for the Kelly Clarkson Show! I’m so excited!”

The daytime talk show featuring the First Lady will take place on Thursday, Feb. 25. Both women are set to discuss Biden becoming first lady, her commitment to military families, education, cancer research, and bringing Americans together with the help from President Joe Biden. Both women will take questions from the show’s live virtual audience. Because well, we’re still in the middle of a pandemic, so safety first!

“We’re Going to the White House, Y’all!”

The episode will also feature a special Kellyoke Performance by Clarkson herself and her musical director Jason Halbert, which was requested by FLOTUS herself. It is set to be performed in the East Room of the White House. The Kelly Clarkson shows in an American daytime television variety talk show that is hosted by the American singer.

It features segments about “everyday people” and is produced by NBC Universal television. The show has earned 3 Daytime Emmy Awards and the 47 Daytime Emmy Awards including outstanding entertainment talk show host for Clarkson. To put into perspective how popular this show is, on its pilot week, The Kelly Clarkson Show premiered with 2.6 million viewers and a 1.6 household rating, according to Nielsen Media Research.

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This is the best premiere rating for a first-run syndication program since Katie in 2012. In December 2020, the show was renewed for a third and fourth season through 2023. Along with the American Idol alum, the show is executive-produced by Alex Duda who is also the showrunner.

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Silke  Jasso About the author:
Silke Jasso is a bilingual editor, writer, producer, and journalist specialized in online media. Born in Laredo Texas, her previous work includes LareDOS Newspaper where she was an editor and writer and Entravision Communications where she was a Co-Anchor and Multi-Media Journalist for Fox39 News and Univision 27.
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