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Kelly Clarkson reveals why she won't let her children use social media until they turn 18
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Kelly Clarkson reveals why she won't let her children use social media until they turn 18

The singer shared why her and her ex husband are 'on the same page' when it comes to their kids using social media

Kelly Clarkson has revealed the reason she won’t be giving her kids access social media as long as they’re living under her roof.

There are pros and cons to being online - a world that Clarkson is all too familiar with, as she explains the reasoning behind not letting her children have social media account until they reach the legal adult age of 18.

The singer shares two children, River Rose, nine, and Remington Alexander, seven, with ex Brandon Blackstock.

In an interview with People, she explained: “That can be really hard on kids in general but especially kids with parents in the public eye.

"For that reason, she said, 'So I have informed them they're not allowed to, under my room, ever have [it]'."

The 41-year-old co-parents her two kids with her ex-husband, but revealed that despite her best efforts, time spent with the children isn’t equally split between them, saying: “My daughter was like, 'Well, what if Dad lets me go on social media?’"

She then quipped her response: "I'm like, 'Well, you're there four days a month. Enjoy that'."

Kelly Clarkson made her thoughts on social media clear.

Although Clarkson shared that ‘as of now’ her and her ex-husband are on the same page when it comes to social media.

Clarkson revealed that co-parenting has been one of the biggest challenges she’s faced in life, for both her and the children.

She explained: “In the beginning there's so much emotion and trauma involved, but as time passes, the easier it gets."

"It's hard enough when you're married and come from two different backgrounds and ways to discipline and education," Clarkson added. "Doing that in different households can be tough."

The singer filed for divorce back in 2020.
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Clarkson and Blackstock were married for almost seven years before she filed for divorce in 2020, citing ‘irreconcilable differences’.

The singer agreed in the court proceedings to give her ex a one-time payment of $1.3 million, and was also ordered to pay him monthly child support payments of $45,601.

She said on her show that while she never expected to be a single mother, she think she does a ‘pretty good job’ given the circumstances.

“I'm definitely not a helicopter mom, I love the fact that they’re independent, But I'm adamant about my schedule, making sure I'm there as much as I can be,” Clarkson admitted.

“There's no perfect parent - I'm definitely screwing up my children somehow! - but I'm doing my best.”

Topics: Celebrity, Kelly Clarkson, Social Media, Parenting