Doing what’s best for her. Kelly Clarkson he made an unusual comment about his upcoming plans to move to New York with his children and his talk show.
“I haven’t really been able to talk much about this. I spoke to my team in January through tears because I have built an incredible group of people. Obviously, we’ve been very successful and I love everyone I work with and we have great relationships,” Clarkson, 41, told TalkShopLive on Thursday, May 25. “I was like, ‘Guys, I need you guys to know what’s going on. Either I’m not going to be able to continue with the program or I have to go to the East Coast.’”
The songwriter, who shares daughter River Rose, 8, and son Remington, 7, with her ex-husband. Brandon BlackstockHe said his decision came from wanting to be closer to his loved ones.
“My family is from the East Coast. They are based in North Carolina. It was one of those things where you had to do it. In addition, there was also a lot of personal stuff going on. I feel like our family, my kids and I, really needed a fresh start and I just couldn’t get it here. [in Los Angeles],” she continued. “There was one hitch after another with things.”
Clarkson said he warned the crew of The Kelly Clarkson Show about the reorganization.
“I wanted to give you a heads up, but I’ve also had a great experience with all of these people and these relationships. It kind of sucks to uproot it and move it, but that was 100 percent my idea,” she recalled. “It was really cool that NBC got behind me because I was like, ‘I love doing this show, I really do, I didn’t even know I was going to do it, but I have to make a change for myself and my family, so there’s a chance that we can do this I know we can’t do this from my ranch. [in Montana]. So, is there any chance we can do it in New York, which is at least closer to my family.’”
The “Breakaway” artist went on to say that she was preparing to film season 5 and hinted at plans to address previous reports about a toxic work environment.
“I am fixing my program and we are building an incredible team. We are working things out inside. And we’re figuring out where we’re going to have a good time and a great place to work,” Clarkson shared. “Because I also told NBC this, before I even started working on this show. [I said], ‘Look, I’m getting too old to work in an environment that isn’t healthy or fun. I had to do that for years in meetings and working with really unbelievably bad people sometimes, so I just didn’t want to do that anymore. So I’m focused on the talk show for a minute, but I’m also working on things in the background.”
Earlier this month, Rolling Stone published an exhibition in which several former employees of The Kelly Clarkson Show he claimed they were overworked, underpaid, and found the work environment “traumatizing to their mental health”.
Despite the allegations, several former employees told the outlet that the american idol alum was unaware of what was going on behind the scenes. Clarkson, for her part, addressed the allegations in a statement.
“In my 20 years in the entertainment industry, I have always led with my heart and what I believed to be right,” he wrote via Instagram on May 13. “I love my team at The Kelly Clarkson Showand finding out that someone feels ignored and disrespected on this show is unacceptable.”
The Grammy winner added: “I have always been and will continue to be committed to creating and maintaining a safe and healthy environment on The Kelly Clarkson Show. As we prepare to move to the East Coast, I am more committed than ever to ensuring that not only our moving team, but also our new team in [New York] It is staffed by the best and friendliest in the business.”
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