Kelly Clarkson opens up about marriage to husband Brandon Blackstock

Ben Watts

In an interview with Redbook’s May issue, the “Because Of You” singer spilled the beans on her happy marriage to husband Brandon Blackstock.

“I always swore ours would not be a relationship where we have to schedule s-x. That is never going to happen,” she told the mag. “We put each other first. I call it the oxygen-mask mentality—take care of yourself first!”

Clarkson, who has been married to Blackstock since 2013, and with whom she has 8-month-old daughter River Rose, revealed that she doesn’t believe in the “other half,” but rather in two wholes that blend wonderfully. The singer, 33, also added that she is an independent woman.

“Brandon is not my other half. He’s a whole and I’m a whole,” she said. “I’ve never believed in someone taking care of me, and that’s probably because I grew up poor and without a lot of family stability.”

For more about the former American Idol winner visit Redbook.