We call that a mom-stake. Kelly Clarkson accidentally ruined the film Frozen for her daughter River Rose when she revealed the movie’s characters aren’t exactly real.
“I pretty much crushed her dreams,” the singer told ET, referring to her little one. “I didn’t really realize what I was doing.” The 36-year-old, who was promoting her upcoming animated film Ugly Dolls, continued, “I was explaining to her, because she was confused, and I said, ‘It’s my voice. Like, you know, like how Elsa and Anna, there’s a person that plays Elsa and Anna?’ And I didn’t get what I was doing!”
While the American idol alum said she “felt horrible” after being the first person to reveal the characters in the popular film aren’t actually real people, she added that her “clever” daughter would have “figured it out” eventually. Although the performer still remembers the child’s reaction.
“I saw her little face, and I just saw the wheels spinning, and it was like, ‘Oh no! But isn’t it exciting that you can meet the real girl that plays Elsa?'” Kelly recalled. “I was like, let’s flip this into a positive!”
Kelly has always shared funny stories about her children. She once recalled a time her first born was quite critical of her performance. “I wasn’t singing full-out because it’s, like, three days in a row and then we have four days in a row for the show, so I was holding back,” The Voice judge explained to the outlet.
“She was like, ‘Mommy, you know when you’re on stage and you were singing?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, baby.’ I was thinking like a compliment was about to come. She was like, ‘Yeah, I was really bored,’” Kelly added.
The hitmaker also has a son named Remington, 2. She shares both children with her husband, Brandon Blackstock. We expect to hear more about the adventures in their household!