Kelly Clarkson And Tia Mowry Candidly Talk Struggles With Children In Quarantine

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Kelly Clarkson and Tia Mowry-Hardrict are two moms trying to do their best as they raise their children in quarantine. Both moms can relate to the struggles that have come from the unprecedented realities of parenthood in a pandemic. Speaking with Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Clarkson got candid about how she has been handling it.

Tia Mowry-Hardrict took time from her busy career to stop by The Kelly Clarkson Show to level with Kelly Clarkson about the realities of raising kids in quarantine. The result was a candid moment wherein Clarkson described dealing with young children amid a global pandemic. On the show, Clarkson opened up by telling Mowry-Hardrict:

I think, like everyone on the planet, is playing some kind of mental game at this point, just because you’re so isolated. Your world is completely changed from your daily routine, and your kids — if you have kids in your house — that’s a whole other thing. Those poor little dudes, they’re just running around like, ‘What is happening?’ My little 6-year-old is like, ‘Is there sickness still happening?’

Anyone could relate to what Kelly Clarkson has been feeling, and Tia Mowry-Hardrict responded to Clarkson by sharing that she had initially tried to hide her emotions over the quarantine from her kids:

You know, for a minute, when quarantine first started, I was hiding my emotions from my kids, because I didn’t want them to see mom kind of all over the place.

The beloved Sister, Sister star, went on to share that holding them back was not helpful, sharing that taking the time to meditate had been beneficial—an undoubtedly valuable piece of advice.

Tia Mowry-Hardrict’s suggestion comes at a great time for Kelly Clarkson, who is getting candid about motherhood as her career continues to take off amid personal changes. Back in June, it got revealed that Clarkson had filed for divorce from her husband of seven years, Brandon Blackstock. The couple has two kids together, daughter River Rose and son Remington Alexander.

The stress of quarantine and Kelly Clarkson and her husband’s busy careers reportedly led to a lack of opportunity to enjoy each other amid parenthood. Both situations had allegedly contributing to the split. For her part, Tia Mowry-Hardrict is still married to her husband of twelve years, Cory Hardrict. The famous twin and her husband also share a son, Cree Taylor, and a daughter, Cairo Tiahna.

On a brighter note, Clarkson's admission arrives as her career continues to break new ground. She recently won a Daytime Emmy for The Kelly Clarkson Show, thus setting her on the path to EGOT status. With all of that going on, Clarkson has also taken on more television duties, including filling in for Simon Cowell as a judge on America's Got Talent, following the music mogul's medical situation. While the decision to have her come on the show did receive backlash from one user, Clarkson didn't hesitate to respond.

When you consider everything that Clarkson has going on with her career and raising her kids amid the pandemic, you have to imagine there's a lot running through her head, and that's sure to be overwhelming. Still, Clarkson’s candid comments to Tia Mowry-Hardrict further prove just how honest and open the singer and talk show host can be even in the midst of tough times.

Check your local listings to find out when and where you can watch Kelly Clarkson sharing her thoughts on The Kelly Clarkson Show. Before this fall’s premieres arrive, you can watch Clarkson as she fills in for Simon Cowell on America’s Got Talent when the next new episode airs Tuesday, August 18, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

Britt Lawrence

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