More information about Kelly Clarkson’s intention to move her talk show to New York City has emerged.
During an interview with Nancy O’Dell on TalkShopLive, the 41-year-old singer opened up about her reasons for the move, emphasizing the importance of creating a healthier and more enjoyable environment for herself and her children, including her 7-year-old son Remington “Remy” Alexander and her 8-year-old daughter River Rose.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to speak about this because I haven’t had many opportunities.” “I had a heartfelt conversation with my incredible team as early as January,” Clarkson said, her voice laced with emotion.
We’ve had a lot of success, and I treasure the relationships we’ve built. That’s why it was critical to keep them up to date on the changes. “I told them, ‘You guys,’ and tears streamed down my cheeks because I’ve assembled a remarkable group of people.”
Clarkson’s successful talk show, which is entering its fifth season this fall and has been extended until 2025, revealed that she had to make a difficult decision. “I had to make a decision,” she said. “I couldn’t keep the show going or relocate to the East Coast.”
The epidemic has demonstrated that being separated from family and feeling alone harms everyone’s health. And because my family is from the East Coast, namely North Carolina, my circumstances reinforced the importance of this move.”
Clarkson has two children with her ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock, whom she divorced after nearly seven years of marriage in 2020.
While Clarkson acknowledged that there had been ongoing emotional and professional changes, she also disclosed that part of her decision to move was a result of her desire to avoid working in a setting that was depressing and harmful to her health.
“I’ve reached the point where I no longer want to subject myself to an unhealthy workplace,” she admitted. “I’ve had years of enduring meetings and occasionally encountered people who were exceptionally cruel.” My current concentration is on the chat show while pursuing other projects.”
The working environment of the talk show recently made headlines after a scathing story in Rolling Stone claimed that the crew workers were “overworked” and “underpaid,” resulting in mental health difficulties.
In reaction to these allegations, Clarkson resorted to Instagram to confront them. “Throughout my 20-year career in the entertainment industry, I’ve always followed my heart and what I believed was right,” she said.
“It’s inexcusable for me to learn that someone on The Kelly Clarkson Show feels disrespected or insulted because I genuinely care about my cast.”
My aim in the program has always been to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment, and that will never change. As we prepare to relocate to the East Coast, I am more committed than ever to ensuring that our relocating team, as well as our new team in New York, are the best and most excellent in the industry.”
Clarkson revealed her intentions to provide leadership training for all senior staff employees, including herself, to foster growth and reduce toxicity. She noted that every organization can constantly improve, particularly in cultivating a personal and professional development culture.
“We want to ensure that any notion of toxicity is eradicated,” she stated, citing her experience as a former American Idol candidate and her two-decade career in the entertainment industry.