Happy birthday, Kelly Clarkson! It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly two decades since this pop-rock legend high-noted her way into our lives and into our hearts. From America’s sweetheart to American Idol, we’re so grateful to have this powerhouse vocalist and superstar and her chart-topping hits in our lives. Clarkson turns 38 today, and we’re celebrating everything she’s brought to the table. From unforgettable songs like “Since U Been Gone” and “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” to her new, totally charming talk show, this multi-talented lady can’t stop racking up the wins.
But how much do you really know about Clarkson? This Texas-born celeb is currently hunkered down in Montana, on lockdown with husband Brandon Blackstock and their two kids, River Rose and Remington “Remy” Alexander. (Her step-kids, Seth and Savannah from Blackstone’s previous marriage, aren’t currently with them.)
Clarkson is a proud mom and loves her family, and she’s managed to build a dream career on top of it, recently launching The Kelly Clarkson Show and cementing her status as an iconic TV personality. She’s always had an unabashed and no-holds-barred attitude, whether she’s clapping back on social media or asking the hard-hitting questions on-air, and Clarkson seems to be coming more into her own every year.
So, we all know that Clarkson has the voice of an angel and a hilarious and candid personality — but there are plenty more little-known facts that will only make you love her even more. Ahead, some fun, obscure and totally lovable facts you need to know about about Kelly Clarkson.
A version of this story was originally published in April 2019.