Kelly Clarkson was not kidding when she said she didn’t want to have any more kids.
Since first becoming pregnant in 2013, she has never shied away from talking about how difficult, miserable and so not glowy her experiences have been. So it’s not a shock that she announced she made her husband get a vasectomy shortly after their second child was born. You go, girl!
On Jenny McCarthy’s SiriusXM show, the 34-year-old singer announced that her husband/manager Brandon Blackstock had a vasectomy and she got her tubes tied after welcoming their second child, son Remington Alexander, in April.
“This will never happen again,” Clarkson said she told her husband while pregnant for the second time. And she definitely made sure it wouldn’t.
Clarkson opened up about her difficult first pregnancy on CBS This Morning in November, saying, “I have to get IVs and fluids because I get so dehydrated. It’s really bad.” She also spoke on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2013 when she was pregnant with her first child, saying, “It’s so bad. It’s so bad. I know it’s, like, so gross. And that’s the thing, too — you’re not attractive when you’re pregnant. Everybody tells you [that] you glow and you’re hair is pretty and you’re nails are pretty. That’s total crap. My nails are short, my hair still falls out, like, it’s not all lush and beautiful and I have no glow. Unless it’s, like, something left over from a bad throw up. It’s horrible.”
Clarkson sounds like me in 10 years.
The Grammy winner laughed while telling McCarthy, “I literally told my OB-GYN while open on the table, ‘If I get pregnant again, I will find you.'”
Clarkson is not alone, though, as other celebrities have expressed having similar experiences. Kate Middleton also had severe morning sickness and Kim Kardashian told E! News, “I’m not going to sit here and lie and act like it’s the most blissful experience. It’s awful.”
Thankfully, celebrities like Clarkson and Middleton have highlighted the less glamorous side of pregnancy, which is probably how most women really feel. I’m sure throwing up multiple times a day doesn’t make them feel like a glowing Greek goddess, either. (Unless they have their glam squad around, which they probably do.)
But it goes to show you — a mother will do anything for her child. Whether it’s sitting in a hospital with an IV drip or wearing potentially the ugliest of maternity clothing because you don’t fit in anything else, a mother’s love has no limits, before and forever after giving birth. Clarkson even penned a children’s book, River Rose and the Magical Lullaby, inspired by her first child and daughter, River Rose. Now that’s #momgoals.