Kelly Clarkson Is Done Having Kids & Her Reasons Why Are So Damn Relatable

Kelly Clarkson seen heading to an office building in New York City.

It can be hard sometimes telling it like it is when you're a mom. These days, it seems like trolls are waiting in the wings to label us as everything from bad parents to selfish just for keeping it real. This is one of the many reasons why we love this country singer -- because she gives no Fs. Kelly Clarkson just revealed she's done having kids -- an admission many moms are thinking but might be too afraid to say.


The 34-year-old singer and her husband, Brandon Blackstock, have their hands full with four children (Kelly is a stepmother to Brandon's two kids from a previous relationship) -- including two little ones, River Rose and Remington Alexander, age 2 and under.

So yeah, it's very understandable why Mom has decided to throw in the baby burp cloth towel.

As Kelly shares on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, she and her husband already have a 15-year-old, 9-year-old, 2-year-old, and 5-month-old. "I already have days where I, like, cry, so we don't need any more kids, she said. "It's a lot."


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I have 2- and 1-year-old boys who are 16 months apart, and can only imagine how Kelly feels with four kids in the house at any given time. It sounds like a lot and would be enough for me to lock myself in the closet like Charlotte did in Sex and the City 2, when she felt like she was losing it.

Toddlers and babies are NO joke.

And Kelly isn't afraid to admit that her pregnancies also contributed to her decision to say "Thanks, but no thanks" to more kids.

Clarkson told E! News:

Unless someone dies and gives us their kids or something, no. I had miserable pregnancies, that's why. I'm not even kidding, it's [being pregnant and vomiting] so bad. It's not all lush and beautiful.

"It's not all lush and beautiful." Too true, Kelly, too true.

I respect Kelly's decision to "close up shop" and hope that others will honor her choice not to have any more kids and not ask her if she plans on changing her mind.

So many mothers go through an internal battle of the mind as we contemplate expanding our families or leaving them as they are. I think it's great that mommies like Kelly are drawing lines in the sand, as the pressure to count on like a Duggar is often too real. (I'm looking at you, Mom!)

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At the end of the day, you have to do what's best for you and yours. And if that means capping your household at a certain number -- or choosing not to have children at all (we'll save that discussion for another day) -- all the power to ya.


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