Kelly Clarkson admits her pregnancy is "miserable," gets sick "a good dozen times a day"
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 12/06/2013
Kelly Clarkson has opened up about her pregnancy experience thus far and made it very clear she's not having an easy time.
The 31-year-old first-season American Idol winner and former Duets celebrity partner, who is 11 weeks pregnant with new husband Brandon Blackstock's baby, told Ellen DeGeneres she's been having terrible morning sickness.
"I vomit a good dozen times a day. It's, like, bad. I vomited before coming out here and I had a peppermint so you didn't [know]. I'm not even kidding, it's so bad. It's so bad," Clarkson said during a Friday appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
"It's like so gross. And that's the thing too, you're not attractive when you're pregnant. Everybody tells you [that] you glow and your hair is pretty and your nails are pretty. That is total crap! My nails are short, my hair still falls out -- like it's not all lush and beautiful -- and I have no glow unless it's like something left over from a bad throw-up. It's horrible. I'm done talking, I'm sorry... It is bad though and no one tells you!"
Clarkson explained there was basically only one day around Thanksgiving when she felt good and was hopeful the sickness was over, but it obviously didn't last.
"The next day, it just picked right on back up," the singer admitted. "It's miserable, but I'm so happy I'm pregnant. I am. I just wish he or she would stop trying to kill me! It's bad."
Clarkson joked about how envious she is of other women who claim to have had great experiences while they were expecting.
"It is so upsetting when I ask women, because they'll be like, 'Oh you're going to love [being pregnant]!' And I'm like, 'Oh, were you sick?' And the other person is like, 'No!' I want to hit all of them with my car," Clarkson explained.
DeGeneres then suggested most women get sick at least in their first trimester of pregnancy, but Clarkson was quick to refute.
"No they don't! Every frickin' woman I've talked to, there's maybe like one out of every 20 that's like, 'Yeah, I was sick for like a week.' And I'm like, 'Okay!'" Clarkson said sarcastically with a jealous snicker.
"I was at The Voice last night and I saw this girl who was pregnant, five months pregnant, and beautiful and skinny. I was like, 'God, I hate you.' I'm very bitter when I'm pregnant!"
Clarkson also noted she doesn't know the gender of the baby yet but plans to find out as soon as possible via chromosomal testing.
"I totally want to know, like, right now," Clarkson noted.
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"I just want to know and it [doesn't] even matter, because honestly, the name we picked, if it's a boy or a girl, it's the same name... You won't guess it. It's like a random name. It's not like some weird famous person that's going to be like, 'Blue Jazz.'"
Added the singer, "All I'm thinking about are real celebrity baby names, and I don't want to insult anyone, so I can't think of anything funny. But it'd be like Sweater Mike. It'd be weird, right, don't you think so?! People name their kids weird names... I'm hormonal!"
Clarkson announced on Twitter late last month she has a baby on the way. She wed Blackstock, a 36-year-old talent manager, in an intimate October ceremony at Blackberry Farms in Tennessee. The couple got engaged last year on December 15.
Blackstock already has two children, ages 6 and 12, from his prior marriage to Melissa Blackstock.
Rumors had circulated Clarkson was pregnant around the time she got married because she had suddenly ditched her plans for a big fall wedding and ended up quickly having the quiet nuptials in Tennessee.
However, Clarkson initially shot down the pregnancy speculation before hinting that may have changed during a late November appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.