Kelly Clarkson Says She's Open to Love, But Will Never Get Married Again

The talk show host was recently declared legally single amid her divorce from Brandon Blackstock.

Kelly Clarkson might be open to love, but she's not actively seeking it. The 39-year-old musician and talk show host opened up on the Love Someone With Delilah podcast about her life mid-divorce and her new approach to relationships.

"I regret nothing," Clarkson said of her past romances. "I feel like that's what shapes you. It's what makes you a better person. It's what makes you recognize, 'OK, I missed those red flags. I missed that or I ignored that on purpose.'" 

She also joked, "I almost called my next album Red Flag Collector."

In September, Clarkson was legally declared single, more than a year after filing for divorce from Brandon Blackstock in June 2020. The exes share 7-year-old daughter, River, and 5-year-old son, Remington. 

"It's one of those things you didn't expect or anything, but at the same time, I've already had people be like, 'Let me know when you're wanting to date,'" Clarkson said of her love life. "It's like, you know what, I don't think you have to have someone with you all the time. I really do enjoy my work, my kids, my creative self. Sometimes I got stifled in relationships. It's hard to be as creative as I can because sometimes I wear my heart on my sleeve." 

Though she might not be eager to jump back into the dating pool, Clarkson does remain open to love. 

"Maybe in the future, you never know. Well, I do know I won't get married again. But I just mean, you never know about love," she shared. "It's one of those things where we're engineered -- especially from where I'm from -- to have to have that. And I don't have that need."

Clarkson also opened up about dating on her self-titled talk show earlier this week, talking with Andy Cohen about red flags on first dates. 

"I'm not good at that," she said of spotting when it's not a match. "I'm always that person that's like, 'Oh, I don't know. Maybe they were having an off day.'"