Tearful Kelly Clarkson Reflects on Being Hospitalized During Her 2 Pregnancies

Kelly Clarkson, who shares kids River Rose, 9, and Remington Alexander, 8 with ex Brandon Blackstock, held back tears while telling Hillary Clinton about being hospitalized for her two pregnancies.

By Sabba Rahbar Apr 16, 2024 7:24 PMTags
Watch: Kelly Clarkson Reflects on Being Hospitalized During Her Pregnancies

Kelly Clarkson was trying to catch her breath as the emotions set in.

The daytime talk show host—who shares daughter River Rose, 9, and son Remington Alexander, 8, with ex-husband Brandon Blackstock—teared up on the April 15 episode of her show while discussing the Arizona Supreme Court's decision to reinstated a near-total abortion ban from 1864 with guest Hillary Clinton.

"I have been pregnant twice, hospitalized both times," she said during her interview with Hillary on The Kelly Clarkson Show. "I mean, literally, I asked God—this is a real thing—to just take me and my son, in the hospital the second time because I was like—it's the worst thing."

As she began to tear up, the 41-year-old dried her eyes, adding, "I didn't know I'd get emotional, sorry." 

But Hillary, 76, quickly came to her aide, saying, "It's OK, because you're speaking for so many. You're speaking for literally millions of women in our country and around the world."

Kelly Clarkson Through the Years

And while Kelly is thankful for her decision to have children, saying, "I love my babies," she did add that it was her decision, noting that it feels cruel "to make some woman go through that."

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Kelly has been candid about her difficult pregnancies in the past.

"I'm familiar with all-day sickness," she told CBS This Morning in 2015. "I have to get IVs and fluids because I get so dehydrated. It's really bad."

But as she said on her show, the American Idol alum is grateful for her decision to have kids, writing on Instagram in August, "Nothing will ever be as cool and amazing as these two little humans that will always have my whole heart."

For more of Kelly's sweetest family moments over the years, keep reading.

Backstage Fun

Kelly shared this pic of her kids River and Remy backstage at her Las Vegas residency show Aug. 18, just before they joined their mom separately onstage for surprise appearances.

Visiting Mom at Work

River and Remy appear with Kelly and celebrity guest Jason Momoa on The Kelly Clarkson Show

Star Sighting

River and Remy join their mom as she receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in September 2022.

Howdy, Partner

Who doesn't love a day at Disneyland with mom?

In Charge

River and Remy are here to help put out fires and solve crime!

Road Trip!

Running errands is way more fun when you have these two bundle of joys in the back seat.

Lake Life

In June 2018, Kelly Clarkson enjoyed some fun in the sun with her two kids, Remy and River Rose

Disco Diva

River is already taking after her mom when it comes to performing, and Kelly couldn't be any more proud.

Girls on Set

When making her music video in 2017, the Texas native brought her daughter along for some behind-the-scenes fun.

Flying High

"NYC y'all ain't ready for Remy B......I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!!" Kelly captioned this adorable snap of her little man.

Make Up Free

Kelly was all smiles as she took this selfie with her daughter and pointed out that she was makeup-free in it.


In May 2017, the fam took in a Nashville Predators hockey game and they even rocked matching jerseys. 

Three Generations

For Mother's Day, the 37-year-old singer gave her mom a sweet shout out alongside this adorable photo of the three generations of women in her life.


Ugh, could this be any cuter of an Easter moment?

Remy's Day

Remy's first birthday was a total blast and included a massive cake!

Happy Holiday

Kelly and River braved the Tennessee winter temps to be a part of the Nashville Christmas Parade in 2016 and seriously, they're so stinking cute.


Play Time

While on a visit to Washington D.C., Kelly's little ones got a ride on a blanket courtesy of their half-brother Seth.

Teepee Time

To celebrate the launch of her children's book, the mom of two shared this adorable snap of her and her daughter.

Famous Friends

What little one hasn't hung out with Jimmy Fallon?

Mamma's Girl

In October 2014, the singer shared her first photo of daughter River Rose.

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