Kelly Clarkson has been refreshingly candid about certain aspects of motherhood.
After difficult pregnancies with daughter River Rose, 2, and 5-month-old son Remington Alexander — feeling ill daily and even being hospitalized – the pop star said she’s through having kids.
The 34-year-old singer made the comments to Jenny McCarthy on her Sirius XM show on Thursday, adding that she not only got her tubes tied (after son Remi’s birth in April), but that she made her husband, Brandon Blackstock, get a vasectomy, too.
“I was literally pregnant with Remi, and I was like, ‘You are getting fixed. This will never happen to me again,’” she said. “If something happens, it’s a miracle of God. I literally told my OBGYN on the table while open, ‘If I get pregnant again, I will find you!’”
She also said, “It’s horrible. Nothing is beautiful, nothing is magical,” she said.
On the other hand, the singer also has a new children’s book called “River Rose and the Magical Lullaby” being released this week.
A PEEK AT BROTHERS LE NAIN
Max Hollein, the new director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (at the job since June 1) made brief introductory remarks on Thursday at a media preview for the exhibition “The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of Seventeenth Century France,” which opens Saturday at the Legion of Honor.
The Austrian art historian and administrator, who most recently led several institutions in Frankfurt, Germany including the Stadel Museum, thanked FAMSF board director Dede Wilsey and held up the exhibit’s hefty 480-page catalog, with the comment “We are serious about this.”
He quickly handed the podium over to curators Esther Bell and C.D. Dickerson, who went on to lead a fascinating tour of the show, a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to see most of the known works by mysterious brothers Antoine, Louis and Mathieu Le Nain, including masterpieces shipped from Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.
A proposal for a TV series about the 2012 David Petraeus sex scandal (based on socialite Jill Kelley’s memoir, which details how information she shared led to the resignation of the then-CIA director, who was having an extramarital affair with Paula Broadwell) is being shopped around Hollywood.
Singer Nathaniel Rateliff is 38. … Singer Taylor Hicks is 40. … Singer Thom Yorke of Radiohead is 48. … Singer Toni Braxton is 49. … Novelist Sherman Alexie is 50. … Former “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell is 57. … Cellist Yo Yo Ma is 61. … Russian leader Vladimir Putin is 64. … Musician John Mellencamp is 65…. TV personality Joy Behar is 74. … Bishop Desmond Tutu is 85.
— Staff, wire reports