Kelly Clarkson has stated that she’s ‘not concerned’ about turning 40.
The Texas native who shot to fame two decades ago as the winner of the first season of ‘American Idol’ said she’s not worried about her upcoming milestone this April because each passing year has been ‘exponentially better’ for her so far.
She said: ‘I’m not concerned about [turning 40.] My life gets exponentially better each year. Which is what should happen, you should get wise!’
Not worried: Kelly Clarkson, shown on Monday in Los Angeles, has stated that she’s ‘not concerned’ about turning 40
The ‘Stronger’ hitmaker – whose divorce from Brandon Blackstock was finalized at the start of 2021 – went on to reveal she wants to do a ‘whole thing’ in honor of her big birthday and plans to mark the big birthday with a series of celebrations over the summer.
She told People (The TV Show!): ‘I’m waiting till the summer — I’m actually doing [a] ‘celebrate my 40 years summer,’ whole thing. I’m doing a whole thing. So, I’m just gonna be chilling. That’s my happy 40.’
It comes just weeks after Kelly – who has children River, seven, and five-year-old Remington with her ex-husband – filed to legally change her name to Kelly Brianne and submitted court documents earlier this week in which she expressed a desire to go by her first and middle names in her personal life.
She said: ‘I just got divorced, so I had to drop my married last name. I just kept my middle name for my personal life. I’m still Kelly Clarkson. I don’t think I can change Clarkson at this point. I’m 20 years in!’
Texas native: The singer rose to fame when she won American Idol and is shown performing during the season one finale in September 2002
Formerly married: Kelly is shown with her ex-husband Brandon Blackstock in January 2020 in California
Kelly has been a coach on The Voice since its fourteenth season and in 2109 began hosting her own talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show.
She also has been co-hosting the American Song Contest with Snoop Dogg, 50, that premiered earlier this month.
The music reality competition series is based on the Eurovision Song Contest.
The host: Kelly has been hosting her own talk show The Kelly Clarkson Show since 2019 and is shown earlier this year during a season three show
Kelly won season 14 of The Voice with singer Brynn Cartelli.
She made it back-to-back wins in season 15 when Chevel Shepherd won the NBC singing competition show.
Kelly returned for season 17 and won with Jake Hoot and captured her fourth win on The Voice last year during season 21 with the group act Girl Named Tom.
Family fun: The American Idol champion is shown with her children Remington and River in April 2018 at the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California