Newsflash: Having a job doesn’t make you a bad wife or mom.

Lia Beck
Aug 14, 2020 @ 10:38 am
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Kelly Clarkson is doing just fine with her home life and her career, thank you very much. After a Twitter user said the singer and talk show host’s marriage must have ended because of her busy work schedule, Clarkson tweeted back about the reality of her life and why she shouldn’t be shamed for being a working mom.

“Now Kelly is taking Simon's wonder her marriage didn't work,” the Twitter user wrote on August 13, according to USA Today. (The tweet has since been deleted.) Clarkson recently filled in for Simon Cowell on America’s Got Talent after he was hospitalized with a back injury. The person continued, “Surprise she has time for her kids...not the good old country girl we fell in love's all about Kelly being on tv...and no one else." 

In response, Clarkson wrote, “Wow. Shaming a woman who has a great work ethic, is a great mom, and who steps up and fills in when a friends [sic] asks for a favor because that’s actually what ‘good old country girls’ do.”

She added, “This can’t be who you are deep down. I have more faith in your heart. Aim higher please.” 

Yes, Clarkson is a busy person with multiple jobs, but so are plenty of parents, whether they’re on TV or not. As she explains, that has nothing to do with whether she’s a great mom. 

As for her split from her husband, an outsider certainly doesn’t know all the intricacies of why another person’s marriage ended. Clarkson filed for divorce from her husband Brandon Blackstock in June after seven years of marriage. That’s a pretty long relationship, and it’s not like Clarkson wasn’t busy and making TV appearances throughout that time. 

But, hey, Clarkson doesn’t need us to explain why saying a working woman doesn’t have time for her kids and marriage is wrong. Amid her work and personal life, she found time to set the record straight on that, too.