Kelly Clarkson has found peace and contentment since becoming a mom and ignores fat-shaming weight bullies who make fun of her post-baby body.
Clarkson has racked up the third No. 1 album of her career as Piece By Piece debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart.
Kelly, who gave birth to her first child in June 2014, said she now realizes how much she missed out by not having her father around when she was a kid.
“When you hold this little human you’ve created, now I think I understand the depth of the loss I had not having a father figure growing up,” Clarkson told the AP March 12. “I didn’t really get that or grasp what that was until falling in love with my husband and seeing him be a father and what that actually is when it’s done well.”
Clarkson, 32, and music manager Brandon Blackstock, are the parents of daughter River Rose. Kelly said she loves singing for her daughter and playing music to her. “I sing for her,” said Clarkson. “I play guitar for her. She’s obsessed with watching the guitar.”
One thing Clarkson doesn’t have time for is petty nonsense.
Kelly recently dismissed the fat-shaming weight bullying of Katie Hopkins, a British journalist who purposely gained and then lost 50 pounds through diet and exercise to prove “fat people are lazy.
Clarkson wasn’t aware Hopkins had repeatedly called her fat and said she’s happy with herself, regardless how others feel about her weight, Examiner reported.
“I don’t have a clue what you’re talking about,” said Kelly. “She’s tweeted something nasty about me? That’s because she doesn’t know me. I’m awesome! It doesn’t bother me. It’s a free world. Say what you will.”
Hopkins, 39, made a series of fat-shaming comments about Clarkson on Twitter, saying Kelly should lose the baby weight she gained last year.
Clarkson, who gave birth in June 2014, has not lost all her baby weight yet, but said that’s not her primary concern right now.
Some of the mean-spirited tweets Katie, a mom of three, made included the following: “Look chubsters, Kelly Clarkson had a baby a year ago,” Hopkins tweeted. “That is no longer baby weight. That is carrot cake weight.”
In previous months, Katie wrote, “What happened to Kelly Clarkson? Did she eat all of her backing singers? Happily I have wide-screen.”
Another inflammatory insult was: “Darling, if you had a baby a year ago, that is not baby weight. It is fat. Quit calling it cute names to make yourself feel better … Baby weight, puppy fat, muffin top. We’re so weak-willed we have to make up cute names for fat.”
Clarkson, who has battled weight for much of her life, said she no longer cares what anyone has to say about her body, especially since becoming a mom.
“I’ve just never cared what people think,” said Kelly. “And more so now, since having a family. I don’t seek out any other acceptance.”