Kelly Clarkson left Los Angeles for the summer to spend time with her two children in Montana, where her ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock, also resides.
“The kids were with me and with their dad,” the “American Idol” alum said of daughter River, 8, and son Remington, 6, during a Tuesday “Today” show appearance.
“It was nice because they usually have to travel a lot because of our separation, [but] we were both in Montana,” the 40-year-old singer told Hoda Kotb and Carson Daly.
“It was the first time I think my kids felt more centered as well.”
The “Voice” judge, who split from her former manager, 45, in June 2020, noted that she hasn’t taken a summer off since she was 16 — but needed to wind down after a “rough couple of years.”
Clarkson explained, “It was really important to me to, like, shut down for a minute. I literally four-wheeled in the mountains.
“My sister, my nephew and I, and a couple friends just spent the whole summer in the mountains, just hanging out in nature,” she continued, noting that she has “a lot of water on [her] property.”
Clarkson bought the 14 acres in 2019 while married to Blackstock, and they battled over the ranch after calling it quits.
The songwriter was initially awarded the property during divorce proceedings in October 2021, but her ex argued that the abode was “marital property” and not included in their prenup.
When Clarkson attempted to get him evicted from the ranch two months later, a judge refused.
In January, the “Since U Been Gone” singer agreed to give her ex-husband 5.12 percent of the property.
The “Kelly Clarkson Show” host did not specify on Tuesday whether she herself spent time with Blackstock while they co-parented their kids in the same state.
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