KELLY Clarkson broke down in tears over a cash-strapped mom’s postpartum depression battle and assured her that her struggle is quite “common.”
All this comes as the famous singer continues to deal with her divorce from husband Brandon Blackstock.
On today’s episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, the 38-year-old spoke to a mother named Alondra, who is battling postpartum depression – which occurs after giving birth.
Kelly also invited Cori Smith, the founder behind Sweet Cheeks Diaper Ministry, an organization that provides diapers for families in need.
During their chat, Alondra – who is feeding her baby while speaking to Kelly – learns that a company named Believe Diapers has quite the surprise for her.
Kelly gleamed: “Alondra they want to support you, so they’re gonna give you $5,000 just to help you out right now with what you’re going through.”
Alondra is taken by surprise as she starts to cry and apologizes for breaking down.
“No that’s okay. I know that things are tight, and I wish I could do something for the postpartum thing,” Kelly responded.
She continued: “Honestly, that’s a whole thing of making sure your network is working and having some friends around to get it out and making sure you take some time for yourself. That’s important…
“I know it’s a hard thing to talk about, but a lot of women suffer from postpartum – and it’s super common, and I think we need to break that barrier that people think it’s such a rarity, but it’s a very normal thing to happen.”
Kelly added: “Just make sure you’re getting some me time… and I will put you in my prayers – extra prayers!”
The American Idol alum also revealed that Cori’s organization will be getting 20,000 diapers donated.
The Breakaway hitmaker has been dealing with her own struggles in her personal life, having filed for divorce from her husband Brandon after seven years of marriage last June, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
The former pair share two kids: 6-year-old daughter River, and 5-year-old son Remy.
Kelly recently won primary as she and Brandon have had a “difficult time” with co-parenting.
Kelly has not been shy about opening up about parting ways with Brandon, previously revealing on her popular talk show that there have been “so many hard parts” of the process over the last few months.
She explained: “The hardest for me is the kids, that’s the hardest for me. I always, as women especially, I think we’re trained, Alicia [Keys] and I were talking earlier, to take it all on.
“And you can deal with it and you’re fine, but it’s your babies that you worry about.”
To add to the drama, Brandon’s father, Narvel Blackstock, and his company, Starstruck Management, claimed Kelly owe them $1.4 million from her earnings on The Voice.
However, Kelly would soon filed her own lawsuit as she accused her ex-husband of allegedly owing her millions – which he has denied.
Kelly has not been doing well with the divorce chaos as a source previously told OK!: “She’s not in the best place emotionally… One day, she just started crying uncontrollably. She felt so lost, so alone. That’s when she knew she’d hit rock bottom.”
Insiders added: “Kelly is stunned that things have taken such a nasty turn.
“All she wanted was to get out of the relationship, but Brandon’s made it extremely difficult to walk away peacefully.”
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