Is Kelly Clarkson Considering Retirement?

CBS News

After fourteen years in the competitive world that is the music industry, no one would blame Kelly Clarkson for wanting to slow things down. So is the multi-platinum international recording artist considering stepping back from music?

In an interview with Good Housekeeping, Clarkson opened up on the rumors surrounding the state of her music career, revealing that she considers retirement constantly.

When asked if she ever thinks about exchanging her music career to be a full-time mom, she responded, “Oh, all the time…I have constant guilt. I don’t have to work; I think it’s because I have that option that I feel the guilt.”

She continues saying that while she loves the career she has chosen, there is a price that comes along with fame. The singer says her meteoric rise into the spotlight brought her to a “very dark place” she struggled to get out under from for a long time. It wasn’t until she met her husband, Brandon Blackstock, and became a mother that she was able to achieve her “next-level” confidence.

Clarkson goes on to say that while she feels guilty for the time lost between her and her children while she pursues her career, she perseveres through it because she wants to set an example for her daughters that you can have both a successful career while “nailing it as a mom.”

So for now it sounds like Clarkson isn’t going anywhere. You can watch Clarkson perform her moving ode to her husband, “Piece by Piece,” in the video below and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments!