Kelly Clarkson on Marriage, Motherhood + Her First Soul Album

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 3:45 PM, October 17, 2016

Aired March 24, 2017

The original “American Idol” Kelly Clarkson is a Grammy-Award winning singer, recently wrote her first children’s book, is recording a soul album, and has two kids who are under three -- how does she do it all?

“I feel like I’ve been pregnant for like three years,” Kelly tells Rach with a laugh, having given birth to her first child, daughter River, only two years ago, then following up with son Remy six months ago. But she says that having two little ones with hubby Brandon Blackstock is a blast, and says that Remy is like River’s real-life doll.

She says she hasn’t quite figured out the “balance” thing, yet, though: “I’m possibly the worst at time management. I married a manager so it would help me.”

Kelly shares how she finally got her soul album greenlit: “Every time I try to make this record, I get this thing from the record labels, ‘That’s not popular, we won’t support that.’ … I finally signed with a label that wanted to do what I wanted to do.”

She says writing her first children’s book, “River Rose and the Magical Lullaby,” along with an accompanying original song, was a big learning experience. “I wrote it and it all rhymed because obviously I write like that, and then my editor was like, ‘So… Let me fix this,’” she says. “I felt like such an idiot but obviously that’s why people go to college to do things like this,” she jokes.

Watch what happens when Rach challenges Kelly to a life-size game of Rock, Paper, Scissors below:

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