It was an unofficial DSDS meeting on Monday morning.
Talk show host and singer Kelly Clarkson has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. The event also featured American Idol veterans Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul.
The Stronger crooner looked handsome in a black dress with black boots and a gold necklace.
Kelly beamed with pride as she posed with her former American Idol co-stars.
She had her big break on the show in 2002.
Immediately after winning A.I., Clarkson was signed to RCA Records. In the same year her first double-a-side single Before Your Love/A Moment Like This was released.
At the event, Kelly stunned in black as she pulled her blonde hair back.
Simon wore a white shirt with black pants and black dress shoes,
Randy looked slim in a cream top, gray pants and black laceless sneakers.
And Paul Abdul looked amazing in a pale pink dress with cut outs on the chest and stomach. She added gold platform shoes.
Paula added hoop earrings and looked youthful with highlighted hair.
All three former Idol judges spoke about Kelly during their ceremony.
“We were very fortunate with Kelly that not only could we find someone with a bloody good voice, but she had this amazing sense of humor, personality and charisma,” Simon shared in a press release, adding that American Idol would be not been as popular without Kelly.
Kelly’s star is 2,733. on the landmark and is located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd in front of Ovation Hollywood.
Also at the event were her two children, River and Remington, whom she shared with ex-Brandon Blackstock.
Kelly and Brandon married in 2013 and became parents to daughter River and son Remy before their split in 2020 and the singer filed for divorce over irreconcilable differences.
The divorce was finalized in August 2021.
Meanwhile, Kelly will reveal her split from husband Blackstock on her new album.
The 40-year-old singer is gearing up to release her first album in five years in 2023, and the new songs will focus on her heartache as her marriage fell apart – with the star doing about 25 tracks a week following the couple’s split writes separation in 2020.
In an interview with Variety published this week, Kelly explained, “When my ex and I first broke up, there were a lot of emotions. It was hard. My producer and I laughed yesterday because I was like, ‘Remember when we wrote about 25 songs in a week?’
“A lot of them are on the album. I literally wrote most of these almost two years ago. Then I said to my label, ‘I can’t talk about this until I’ve gone through it,’ and it just took some time to do that.’
The ‘Because of You’ hitmaker insisted she hadn’t focused on her music for a long time due to other work commitments and raising her two children with Brandon, but the divorce prompted her to return to the studio.
She added: “I hadn’t worked really hard on an album until I had to. I’ve just been really busy. There were so many jobs and I’m a single mom – well, even if I’m married, it’s a lot trying to fit the kids’ schedules and all that stuff.
“But then the whole divorce thing happened and I had to write it. And then I didn’t know if I was going to release it because in that state of mind you can be very angry. So some of the songs definitely cover the range of emotions; There’s everything on the album.’