Kelly Clarkson and Daughter River Are People Cover Girls

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Looks like Christina Aguilera and her daughter Summer have some competition when it comes to mother-daughter People covers. On Wednesday, the publication unveiled its latest cover girls: Kelly Clarkson and her 8-month-old little girl, River Rose.

In the magazine, on newsstands Friday, Clarkson credits River for the “big 180” in her life.

“I never thought I was going to be a mom, so it’s very much changed my world in the most awesome way.”

Clarkson, 32, and her husband Brandon Blackstock welcomed River last June. The American Idol legend has also been a devoted stepmom to Blackstock’s kids from a previous relationship.

“I love what I do, but I feel like I relied on my career a lot of for my self worth. And now, I’m more than that,” the singer tells People. “I’m a mother and a wife and have this whole other thing going on.”

In the super candid interview, Clarkson goes on to say that at the end of the day, family is everything.

“I’ve accomplished a lot, but I guess the biggest success I want is that whenever I die people will say, ‘She was so successful as a mother, and as a wife.’ That’s kind of my big goal.”

Clarkson’s seventh studio album, Piece by Piece, drops Feb. 27.