Kelly Clarkson recently jokes upon her relationship status during an interview. She smoothly dished on her dating life with her pal Andy Cohen. The 39-year-old Grammy winner, split with ex husband Brandon Blackstock in 2020 after seven years of marriage. Later got real with the Bravo boss during the December 13 episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show.
During that interview, she began by asking him for tips about what makes a successful date. “When I’m on dates with people, I always want to know what they think is funny and what shows they watch,” Andy explained. “It’s a great way to figure out, to me, are we going to be able to hang together?”
Kelly agreed his move was a “clever way of picking the weeds,” but she admitted she goes down a different path, saying “I’m always that person that’s like, ‘‘Oh, I don’t know. Maybe they were having an off day'”.
Meanwhile, Andy confessed that he likes to “cut and run” when a date isn’t going well. Kelly took that in consideration, as she suggested with a laugh, “We should hang out, so that rubs off [on me]”. As for ideal first date settings, Andy said he involves cocktails to “let your guard down”.
For Kelly, she said she was a bit more reserved when meeting a potential boyfriend for the first time. “I might be more of a coffee person, like I don’t know if I’m ready to invest in an evening with you,” Kelly explained, before joking, “I’m going to be single forever.”
Though the divorce of the two is still hanged and not finalized yet. However, Kelly was declared legally single back in September. Alongside that judgement, an LA County Court ruled Kelly had to temporarily pay Brandon nearly $200,000 a month for spousal and child support. “She never wanted it to get nasty, never wanted it to be a thing that she will have to deal with for a long time, but it is now a part of her everyday life,” our insider said.