Kelly Clarkson has been an idol to many in a lot of different ways — and for more than just her incredible vocal cords, with which she graced us all 15 seasons ago on American Idol. Lately, Clarkson has been in the spotlight for giving amazing advice to her fans, standing up against Internet haters and fat shaming, and the level of realness and openness she shares with her fans. With Clarkson’s second child is the way (Clarkson is also a stepmom to husband Brandon Blackstock's two children), fans couldn’t be more excited, in part because of the hilariously relatable Kelly Clarkson quotes about pregnancy that have been flooding their social media timelines. Even when you’re rich and famous, it seems morning sickness will kick you in the butt.
The 33-year-old singer has been down to earth and open in the past about her difficult pregnancies and says she is done giving birth after this one, according to Entertainment Tonight. "Oh, no, we are done," Clarkson joked in a radio interview with Australia's KIIS FM. "Oh good Lord, yes, I can't be pregnant again. This will be our number four total, so we're good."
Clarkson is already the mother to 1-year-old River Rose and a stepmom to her adorable husband's two kids. Both the American Idol alum's pregnancy and hilarious parenting anecdotes are so real and relatable that it completely makes sense why her fans love her so much. Here are a few of her most endearing moments and quotes so far.
On Morning Sickness
"I vomit a good dozen times a day," Clarkson told Ellen Degeneres after her first pregnancy in 2013. "It's, like, bad. I vomited before coming out here. I'm not even kidding. It's so bad. It's so bad. It's, like, so gross." Moms and moms-to-be everywhere nodded their heads vigorously in agreement.
On The Final Stretch
"Okay, my baby girl needs to come on out ASAP," she tweeted back in 2014. Mama is tired, swollen, and miserable hahaha!" What expectant mom in her final stretch can't commiserate?
"Who's that sweaty, pregnant girl singing?? ....oh snap that's me," Clarkson tweeted self-deprecatingly after her performance on the American Idol series finale this week. It's okay, Kelly, you still did great.
"Red wine... Oh my God I miss it so badly!" Clarkson told Elvis Duran of the Z100 Morning Show back in March. "I know people always say you can have a glass, but I just have such complicated pregnancies that I don't want to risk it." Sigh. Ain't it the truth?
"Honestly, the first one was really rough, and I was like, 'Oh, it can't happen again,' and no it happened, like, way worse this time," Clarkson said in the aforementioned radio interview with Australia's KIIS FM. "I just get hospitalized, and I have to get fluids. It's just, like, my body was not made to be pregnant." That's real-talk right there — pregnancy isn't easy.
On That Pregnancy "Glow"
"Everybody tells you [that] you glow and your hair is pretty and your nails are pretty. That is total crap," Clarkson lamented to Ellen Degeneres in her earlier 2013 interview. "My nails are short, my hair still falls out—it's not all lush and beautiful—and I have no glow." Whoever said carrying a baby would be a memorable experience probably wasn't talking about any of this stuff.
Kelly Clarkson may still be a famous celeb, but her commentary on motherhood and pregnancy reassure fans that there's still a regular tough mama under all those bright lights. Good for her.