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Kelly Clarkson Fiercely Defends Herself After Troll Blames Her For Divorce

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By Clark Sparky

Kelly Clarkson is an extremely hard working mom, and this week she added to her work lead by serving as a fill-in judge on "America's Got Talent" after Simon Cowell was sidelined with a serious back injury. After she made her debut on the show Tuesday night, a troll on Twitter attacked Clarkson for working too much and insinuated that she is the reason her and Brandon Blackstock got divorced earlier this year.

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"No wonder her marriage didn't work...surprise she has time for her kids...not the good old country girl we fell in love's all about Kelly being on tv...and no one tears for her...but for her kids," the troll wrote in a since-deleted tweet.

Clarkson opted not to ignore the hate, but instead was ready with a brilliant response.


"Wow. Shaming a woman who has a great work ethic, is a great mom, and who steps up and fills in when a friends asks for a favor because that’s actually what 'good old country girls' do.... this can’t be who you are deep down," Clarkson wrote. "I have more faith in your heart. Aim higher please."

Many fans appreciate the response. "Keep on smashing life and being the best role model for us all Kelly!" one said.

Another added, "You are doing what is best for you and your family!!! Don’t let anyone talk you don’t or make you feel like you’re less of a mother."

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In addition to her new gig on "America's Got Talent," Clarkson also hosts the Emmy-winning daytime talk show "The Kelly Clarkson Show" and is also a coach on "The Voice." Oh yeah, and she also has a very successful musical career.

Clarkson has not talked publicly about her divorce from Blackstock, which was filed in June. The two were married for seven years and share two kids together -- River, 6, and Remington, 4.

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A week after the divorce was announced, Clarkson took to Twitter to thank everyone who has helped her during that difficult time.

"Shout out 2 every single guest I’ve had while taping my show this summer. This year has been challenging, overwhelming & sometimes it feels like hope is lost BUT I have had the honor of meeting some incredible humans doing amazing things & keeping hope alive & I want 2 say THANK U," she tweeted.

"Entertainment Tonight" cited sources at the time who said the couple was trying to work out their differences and thought that quarantining together in Montana would help. But unfortunately, it had the opposite effect and they realized their differences were irreconcilable.

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