Why Did Kelly Clarkson Leave The Voice?

January 27, 2024
David Sunnyside

As anyone who has ever watched a season of The Voice knows, Kelly Clarkson is more than just a swanky singer with a massive amount of talent. She’s a total boss who writes children’s books, does ads for reasonably priced furniture, hosts her own syndicated talk show, coaches other singers on the hit competition series, and more. All while raising two kids and going through a harrowing divorce with her ex-husband, she’s truly the definition of a rock star. But how much does she really make? And why did she leave The Voice?

Earlier this year, it was revealed that the former American Idol winner would be leaving the show at the end of its 23rd season. During her time on the popular show, the “Since U Been Gone” singer has made quite a name for herself as one of the most dependable judges in the history of the franchise. But why did she choose to exit her coveted red swivel chair?

The 41-year-old was reportedly feeling overwhelmed by the demands of her career. She was juggling her talk show, which moved from Los Angeles to New York City for this season, with her work on The Voice, as well as her own music career and family life.

The Voice typically films in Universal City, California, so the move to NYC meant a scheduling conflict for Clarkson. Moreover, she was also in the midst of her messy divorce from Brandon Blackstock. It’s no surprise, then, that the mom-of-two wanted to spend more time with her kids — River Rose and Remington Alexander.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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