Kelly Clarkson; Photo by Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversal
Kelly Clarkson; Photo by Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversal

Kelly Clarkson Admits Celebrities Were Mean To Her During ‘American Idol’ Days, Recalls One Who Wasn’t

Kelly Clarkson holds a special moment with Jennifer Love Hewitt close to her heart as she was really nice to her when no other celebrities were.

In a recent interview on The Kelly Clarkson Show on Thursday (Jan. 14), Clarkson revealed to Love Hewitt that celebrities were mean to her during her American Idol days.

“You probably don’t remember this, but it stuck with me so long, almost 20 years now,” Clarkson told her guest Love Hewitt. “It was at some kind of MTV Awards, VMA’s or something, I don’t know what it was but you ran up to me. It was right in the final three of Idol, we were so slammed and everything was happening in a whirlwind and people were really mean to us because we’re from a talent show and it was the first season.”

Clarkson continued to explain, “Everyone was so rude to us, like on the carpet, at the show. It was so bad, it was a horrible experience, [But] you came up to me, ran up to me out of nowhere and were like, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m really rooting for you.'”

The talk show host then explained that she took some of Love Hewitt’s advice, “You told me, ‘Please, keep the ones you love so close. It’ll end up being a few people in your life, unfortunately, but this business can be really hard,’ And just remember to keep those people that really love you.'”

“You just gave me this advice that was really kind in such an unkind time for me, personally, so thank you so much,” Clarkson said to Hewitt. “It meant the world to me, you were so nice and I’ve been looking forward to interviewing you.” “That’s really nice, thank you,” Hewitt replied.

Watch Clarkson’s full interview with Love Hewitt on The Kelly Clarkson Show below.

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