It’s really good to see the two queens of music industry lifting and helping one another. The Hollywood actress and pop star, Demi Lovato admired the American Idol winner, Kelly Clarkson so much and looks up to her as her role model in the music industry. Lovato credited Clarkson for helping her to make her the woman she is today by facing her insecurities, controversies and anxieties in her music career.
The two pop stars sat down to have a good talk, which aired on The Kelly Clarkson Show on Thursday (25Jun20), and Demi expressed her utmost gratitude to the first American Idol winner for being a role model to look up to when she was starting out as a teenager and aspiring superstar.
They both talked about a lot of things and it seems that the two superstars really get along. Demi is very vocal and been open about her mental health issues and other controversies which have led to rehab sessions, but Kelly extended her warm hands and helped her comprehend early on she didn’t need to be perfect to be a pop star, and advised her not to conform with the stereotypes – and ignited her more for her to speak up about issues that were important and relevant to the society.
“You were like the first idol that I ever had,” the Sorry Not Sorry singer explains. “I wouldn’t be the artist or even the person that I am with being so outspoken and vulnerable and fearless if I hadn’t had you to look up to, so I thank you for that.
“I looked at you as my idol growing up. You are fearless and courageous and real as f**k, you know? I love that about you. When I was younger I always thought to myself, ‘If I make it, I want to be like her because she’s real and she’s genuine’.”
Demi did not hold back to thank her idol for being inspiring and worth admiring.
Kelly thanked Demi for her heartwarming praise, adding, “It takes work. I think everybody looks at us, like even when you overcome something, they’re like, ‘OK, she’s already overcome that’. I’m like, ‘No, no, no that’s a daily effort in trying to be positive’. That’s not a given, like, you’re just over it and you went to some magic therapy session and it’s over. I think that’s a daily thing you work at and a daily thing that I work out.”
Few weeks ago, Kelly Clarkson underwent emotional turmoil of her recently announced of her filing a divorce with her husband, Brandon Blackstock. The interview aired as Kelly picks up the pieces and ready to get up again after filing for divorce from her husband of more than six years. Fans admired Clarkson for being fearless and professional at the same time.
During the interview with Demi on her show, the 38-year-old pop star also rained praises on Demi Lovato for being open with the pressing issues and speaking out about mental health issues, revealing she has been fighting depression for many years.
“I love how open you are about mental health because I have similar issues, and I’ve suffered from depression,” Kelly said. “I think a lot of people, especially in the creative world or just from childhood, you’ve been trained to just keep going and you can handle it. Especially as a woman, it’s like, ‘Don’t let them see you sweat’. I just love that you’re open about that because not everybody’s as vulnerable being like that. And I think it’s helpful for your fans.”