Since winning the first-ever season of American Idol back in 2002, Kelly Clarkson has become a household name—except in her own household, that is. In a recent interview, the pop singer admitted that her two kids don’t even realize that their mom is a superstar.
“I think they look at me as ‘Mom,’ so they don’t really even [think about it],” Clarkson said while on set for the Red Nose Day episode of Hollywood Game Night, which airs on May 23. She added, “[Remington] has no idea. They’re just very normal. We’re not like, in the scene, ever.”
However, the 37-year-old, who has son Remington, 3, and daughter River Rose, 4, with husband Brandon Blackstock, is perfectly fine with the fact that her kids are blind to their family’s celebrity status.
Explaining that “my husband and I grew up very differently than how we are financially now,” she went on to describe that “it’s very hard sometimes when it’s a blessing when you can give your kids everything, but it’s also kind of a crutch, a little bit because you want to paint a reality that is of everyone, not their own.”
And Clarkson isn’t the only famous mom who is trying to raise her kids like a “normal” parent. During a March interview on ET Canada Live, Julia Roberts revealed that she and husband Danny Moder think it’s important to “live a very normal experience with our children” and that they teach their kids “important life skills like how to make your bed and do your laundry and make one meal.”