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Jill Biden opens up to Kelly Clarkson about her divorce in first solo interview as First Lady

Jill Biden offered some motherly words of wisdom about divorce to Kelly Clarkson and said the first thing she’s going to do post-pandemic is drink a martini and eat french fries in her first solo interview as First Lady.

Dr. Jill, 69, made the comments during an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, which was filmed inside the White House and is due to air on Thursday.

The First Lady and the American Idol winner, who filed for divorce against her ex-partner Brandon Blackstock last June, shared a candid exchange about the challenges of moving on from a relationship, but also the good that can come from change.

Jill, who divorced from her first husband Bill Stevenson in 1975, told Clarkson: ‘I want to tell you Kelly. I mean, this is what I’d say to you if I was your mother. 

‘You know, my mother always said to me things are going to look better tomorrow. And if you can take one day at a time – and things will get better.’

Jill then told the singer-turned-host: ‘I look back on it now and I think, if I hadn’t got divorced, I wouldn’t have met Joe. I wouldn’t have the beautiful family that I have now. So, I really think things happen for the best.

‘And I think Kelly, overtime – I don’t know how long it’s been for you – but overtime you heal, and you’re going to be surprised and I can’t wait till that day comes for you.’

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Clarkson appeared inspired by Jill's response, intermittently offering an affirmative 'yeah' to her as she was speaking

Dr. Jill, 69, made the comments during an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, which is due to air on Thursday and was filmed inside the White House

Jill told Clarkson: 'I look back on it now and I think, if I hadn’t got divorced, I wouldn’t have met Joe. I wouldn’t have the beautiful family that I have now. So, I really think things happen for the best'

Jill told Clarkson: ‘I look back on it now and I think, if I hadn’t got divorced, I wouldn’t have met Joe. I wouldn’t have the beautiful family that I have now. So, I really think things happen for the best’

Clarkson appeared inspired by Jill’s response, intermittently offering an affirmative ‘yeah’ to her as she was speaking. 

‘You’re going to call me up [one day],’ Jill continued, ‘you’re going to call me up and say “Hey, Jill. You were right.”‘

Jill and Joe Biden have often publicly stated that they began dating more than 40 years ago after falling in love on a blind date.

Jill divorced from her first husband Bill Stevenson in 1975. DailyMail.com exclusively reported in August that she cheated on Stevenson with Biden, which ended their marriage

Jill divorced from her first husband Bill Stevenson in 1975. DailyMail.com exclusively reported in August that she cheated on Stevenson with Biden, which ended their marriage

However, as exclusively reported by DailyMail.com in August, Jill actually had an affair with now-President Biden that broke up her first marriage to Stevenson. 

Stevenson, 72, told DailyMail.com from his Wilmington Delaware home: ‘I don’t want to hurt anyone. But the facts are the facts and what happened, happened.’ 

Clarkson, meanwhile, filed for divorce from Blackstock after seven years of marriage last summer and later won primary custody of their two children. 

However, he’s seeking substantial spousal and child support, and in December she started another legal battle by accusing him of defrauding her out of millions of dollars. 

On a lighter note, ahead of the interview’s airing tomorrow, The Kelly Clarkson Show also shared another clip of the host’s exchange with Jill, in which she revealed what she’s most looking forward to doing in a world post-coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Jill was asked the question by a virtual member of Clarkson’s audience. 

‘I don’t know’, Jill said, momentarily pausing for thought. ‘Maybe go and have a martini and drink some french fries.’ 

The relatable response prompted an animated reaction from Clarkson, who yelled: ‘Yes! I knew I love you. I love that idea!’

Jill then asked the audience member what his plans were for when the pandemic passes. She then told him, ‘God bless you for all that you’re doing – thank you!’

'I don't know', Jill said, when asked about her post-COVID plans.  'Maybe go and have a martini and drink some french fries'

‘I don’t know’, Jill said, when asked about her post-COVID plans.  ‘Maybe go and have a martini and drink some french fries’

The relatable response prompted an animated reaction from Clarkson, who yelled: 'Yes! I knew I love you. I love that idea!'

The relatable response prompted an animated reaction from Clarkson, who yelled: ‘Yes! I knew I love you. I love that idea!’

Clarkson filed for divorce from Brandon Blackstock after seven years of marriage last summer and later won primary custody of their two children

Clarkson filed for divorce from Brandon Blackstock after seven years of marriage last summer and later won primary custody of their two children

Biden has previously described herself as a ‘pretty healthy eater’, saying she rarely indulges in junk food or sugar drinks, meaning her consumption of french fries could come as some-what of a post-pandemic splurge for the 69-year-old.

‘I didn’t grow up with a lot of snack foods in our home. My mother never bought soda, and she got those cookies I hated,’ she told Self Magazine in 2016. ‘So I think that has sort of carried through.’ 

However, he comments on The Kelly Clarkson Show have gone down a storm on Twitter, after the show shared a teaser of the interview on Wednesday.

‘FLOTUS is so down to earth and smart,’ one viewer wrote in response. ‘Can’t wait to [see] this interview!’

Another added: ‘I love Dr. Biden. She just seems like the nice neighborhood mom that always has the nice popsicles. Just so nice and so smart.’ 

According to Deadline, in the rest of the interview, Dr. Jill and Clarkson will also discuss the First Lady’s commitments to education, military families, cancer research, and bringing the country together.

Clarkson and her musical director, Jason Halbert, will also do a special Kellyoke performance in the East Room of the White House, taking a request from the First Lady. 

This is a developing story…. 


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