Kelly Clarkson shares her one vice when it comes to raising kids Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP
Singer Kelly Clarkson attends a fan event celebrating the release of her eighth studio album, "Meaning of Life", at YouTube Space New York on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

If you’re a fan of Kelly Clarkson, then you’d know that the singer is an open book, even when it comes to talking about personal topics like raising kids.

The season one “American Idol” winner, who is set to coach on the upcoming eason 14 of NBC’s “The Voice,” alongside Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Alicia Keys, is a proud mother to 3-year-old daughter River Rose and 21-month-old son Remington Alexander. She is also stepmom to husband Brandon Blackstock’s two kids, Savannah and Seth, from a previous relationship.

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Even though all four beautiful children light up her world, the busy mama admits that she has one vice when it comes to juggling her life as a celebrity and parent, and that’s grabbing for a little bit of alcohol every now and then.

“They are challenging,” the superstar joked in regards to her children, while speaking at a Television Critics Association event for “The Voice” on Jan. 9, according to E! News, “Wine is necessary,” she added.

And while, Kelly isn’t afraid to admit that she sometimes indulges in a glass or two of vino to take the edge off when chaos ensues, she wouldn’t change a thing about her kids and her life.

“They’re great, though,” she says of her babies and step-kids, adding that they’ve taught her so much. “Out of the mouths of babes. They say something and you’re like, ‘Damn.’ They’ll call you out. And they teach me. I know it sounds really silly, but kids teach you to be a better human because they’re watching every moment. Not only me at home, but me sitting here with y’all.”

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Kelly, who also confessed that she doesn’t intend on having any more children, as she has repeatedly asserted since son Remi’s birth, added that she has one wish when it comes to being a teacher to her kids.

“I hope with our two girls and our two boys, they see their parents as successful, loving and respectful people, because that’s what we want for them.”

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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