In a surprising and fabulous twist, Kelly Clarkson graced the stage of The Kelly Clarkson Show with a brand-new look – wispy face-framing bangs that added an extra dose of glamour to her already stunning appearance. The American Idol alum, known for her powerhouse vocals and infectious energy, revealed her chic hairstyle during Monday’s episode, setting the internet abuzz with admiration.
Dressed in a sleek black off-the-shoulder top and a golden pleated skirt, the 41-year-old songstress effortlessly combined sophistication with a touch of edgy style. Completing her ensemble was a dazzling gold choker and a pair of hoop earrings, proving once again that Clarkson knows how to make a statement both musically and fashionably.
But the makeover isn’t the only change in Clarkson’s life. The Grammy-winning artist recently made a significant shift from the glitz of Los Angeles to the hustle and bustle of New York City, just in time for the fifth season of her popular talk show.
In a candid conversation with PEOPLE, Clarkson opened up about the reasons behind her move, citing a need for change after battling depression for the past few years. The relocation has proven to be a breath of fresh air for Clarkson and her family, including her two children, River Rose and Remington Alexander, who seem to be thriving in their new environment.
Clarkson shared –
“I needed it for me and my family as well.”
“We’re just doing so much better, and we needed a fresh start.”
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The move to the Big Apple came on the heels of Clarkson’s finalized divorce from ex-husband Brandon Blackstock, marking the end of their nearly seven-year marriage. Clarkson reflected on the challenges of keeping up a facade and the relief that comes with being able to be true to herself in the vibrant energy of New York City.
The “Stronger” singer has found solace in the anonymity the city provides, where she can blend into the crowd without being engulfed by the fan frenzy that often accompanies fame. New Yorkers, she noted, are refreshingly nonchalant when recognizing celebrities – a welcome change from the constant attention in Los Angeles.
“That’s what I love about New Yorkers. Everybody’s got their own life. They’re like, ‘Yours is not more important than mine, so have a nice day,'” Clarkson quipped.
Despite her current love affair with the city, Clarkson admitted to USA Today that she initially had reservations about the move, confessing, “I thought I was making a horrible decision.” She expressed a desire to be in Montana but found New York to be the perfect compromise for her career and personal rejuvenation.
In the midst of these transformative changes, Clarkson continues to bring her trademark charm and humor to The Kelly Clarkson Show. During Monday’s episode, she teamed up with Saturday Night Live alum Leslie Jones, The Vampire Diaries alum Ian Somerhalder, and a special education teacher for a soulful rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition.”
As fans applaud Clarkson’s bold hairstyle choice and eagerly follow her journey in the city that never sleeps, one thing is clear – Kelly Clarkson is not only embracing a new look but a new chapter in her life, filled with authenticity, resilience, and a touch of New York magic.