Kelly Clarkson is getting candid about getting married later in life!
The music icon wed her husband, Brandon Blackstock, in 2013 when she was 31-years-old — and just revealed people judged her for not having a wedding sooner!
“I’m from a small town in the South. Everyone thought I was gay because I wasn’t married with kids already!” she admitted at an event last week, according to People. “And I was like, ‘That’s kind of insulting to the gay community!’ But, especially in this day and age, I had a very high bar.”
“I think the biggest thing is just getting married later in life...You change so much in your twenties,” Kelly, now 34, added. “I mean, [my husband] got married at 21 in his first marriage, and they both went, ‘What?!’ It can be very hard to grow in the same way. Your twenties are all about growth, and giant [mistakes].”
“I have an awesome life, and I can hold this down on my own. I learned that from my mother. She depended a lot, financially, on a man,” she continued. “I don’t depend on [Brandon], and he doesn’t depend on me. We made our own way in our own right, and I think that’s what really helps, too.” The couple are parents to daughter, River Rose, 2, and son, Remington, 6 months.