Kelly Clarkson has announced she is moving her talk show to New York, citing her desire to be closer to family. The singer, who has two children with ex-husband Brandon Blackstock, said she had to make a change for her family and could not get a fresh start in Los Angeles. Clarkson said she warned her crew about the shake-up, but was backed by NBC. She also hinted that the show would address reports of a toxic work environment, saying she was “figuring it out to where we’re going to have a great time and a great workplace”.
As highlighted by a recent article on UsMagazine.com, Kelly Clarkson has made the decision to move her talk show, along with her children, to New York City. In a rare comment about her upcoming plans, Clarkson revealed that her decision came from a desire to be closer to her family, who are based in North Carolina.
“I was like, ‘Guys I need you to know what’s happening. It’s either I’m not going to be able to continue with the show or I got to go the East Coast,’” Clarkson told TalkShopLive. “My family is East Coast. They’re North Carolina-based. It was one of those things where I just had to. Also, there were a lot of personal things going on, too. I feel like our family — me and my kids — really needed a fresh start and I just could not get it here [in Los Angeles].”
Clarkson, who shares daughter River Rose and son Remington with ex-husband Brandon Blackstock, also revealed that she warned the crew of The Kelly Clarkson Show about the move. “I wanted to give them a heads up but also I have had such a great experience with all these people and these relationships. It kind of sucks to uproot it and move it but that was 100 percent my idea,” she said.
While the move may be bittersweet for Clarkson and her crew, she expressed gratitude for the support of NBC in making the transition possible. “It was really cool that NBC backed me because I was, like, ‘Y’all I love doing this show, I really do, I didn’t even know I would but I got to make a change for me and my family so any chance we can maybe do this. So, any chance we can do it in New York, which is at least closer to my family,’” she said.
As she prepares to film season 5 of her talk show, Clarkson hinted at plans to address earlier reports of a toxic work environment. “We’re figuring it out to where we’re going to have a great time and a great workplace,” she shared. “Because I also told NBC this too, 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.”
To cease, Clarkson’s decision to move her family and her show to New York City represents a fresh start for the artist and her loved ones. With the support of NBC and her crew, she looks forward to continuing to create a positive and healthy work environment for all involved.