Kelly Clarkson hit the sand this week after getting candid about her divorce from estranged husband Brandon Blackstock on her eponymous daytime talk show. The Voice coach was photographed splashing around in the ocean as she enjoyed a sunny day with her two children at Manhattan Beach in California.
The photos can be seen via Just Jared, and one Instagram post is below. Rather than slipping into a two-piece or bathing suit, Kelly kept things casual and stayed covered.
She sported cropped, dark gray Nike leggings that hit at the calf. She paired the bottoms with a maroon long-sleeved crewneck top and let the sleeves dangle down over her hands before rolling them up when she hit the water.
Kelly went a little incognito by adding a wide-brimmed beige fedora with a black band. She also sported round sunglasses with gold accents. She had her blond hair slicked back into a bun, and showed off tattoos on her inner left ankle and wrist.
Kelly was reported to be in “great spirits” despite her recent difficulties as she played around in the ocean. She paddled around in the shallow water before walking barefoot along the sand.
The star’s kids — 6-year-old daughter River and 4-year-old son Remington — weren’t photographed, though Just Jared reported that the trio happily “played on the beach” together.
The star appeared to keep her distance from fellow beachgoers in line with social distancing guidelines amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. She displayed her obvious natural beauty as her skin glowed in the sunlight.
Kelly and her kids weren’t joined by Brandon for the family outing. The sighting came just a few days after she opened up about their split when The Kelly Clarkson Show returned to the studio with new episodes after filming remotely for the past few months. The star admitted that she didn’t see the divorce coming.
The “Because of You” singer previously broke her silence regarding the breakup earlier this month. In a candid interview, she explained why she wouldn’t go into too much detail about things in order to protect their two children, as well as Brandon’s son and daughter from a previous relationship.
“I am a very open person, but I’m not going to be able to be truly open about this in certain aspects because there’s kids involved,” Kelly told The Los Angeles Times.
“My children and his… there are a lot of little hearts involved,” she added.