Why Kelly Clarkson Says Carrie Underwood's Miscarriage Conversation Is So Important

"I have a lot of friends that have gone through that."

We love how Kelly Clarkson talks about fellow American Idol winner Carrie Underwood. In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight at the 2018 iHeartRado Music Festival, Clarkson gushed about Underwood's performance and praised the country singer for recently sharing that she had suffered three miscarriages.

"I'm so happy for her!" Clarkson said in regards to Underwood's current pregnancy. "I didn't know a lot of the situations that were going on behind the scenes. I have a lot of friends that have gone through that several times as well."


Clarkson added that she had emailed Underwood to tell her how "important" it is that she talk about her experience, adding, "I know you don't have to, because it's a hard thing to do, but it makes women who feel inferior, or feel like something's wrong with them, it makes them feel comfortable, and [know] that people go through it."

The singer teared up as she called it "a really hardcore thing as a woman," joking, "Why are you making me cry before [I] perform?"

Underwood shared the difficult journey to her second pregnancy earlier this month, telling CBS, "I was like, 'Why on Earth do I keep getting pregnant if I can't have a kid? Like, what is this? Shut the door. Like, do something. Either shut the door or let me have a kid.'"

Clarkson, who is a mother herself, also showed her support for Underwood earlier this year after a Twitter poll tried to pit them against each other by asking who is the "most iconic" Idol winner. "I think we're both winning in life and pretty blessed!" Clarkson wrote in response, adding, "Singers, mamas, CEO's...."

Underwood replied, joking that she voted for Clarkson and sharing, "I do wish more publications would just celebrate women's success without pitting them against each other." We're glad to see that the two have each other's backs, especially through hard times. 

(H/T: HuffPost)

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