Kelly Clarkson talks writing “Piece by Piece” about her absent father, and it’ll break your heart.
The “Heartbeat Song” singer spoke about her father Stephen Clarkson during an interview with Ryan Seacrest on Monday (Feb. 29), and revealed that the track was inspired by her father as well as her husband Brandon Blackstock, who’s the father to their 20-month-old daughter River Rose (they’re also currently expecting their second child together).
“Watching my husband love on his daughter all the time, you know, go to her events and just be there and, like, be present is, like, hard to watch but beautiful to watch,” Clarkson explained during the emotional radio interview. “I know that my kids are going to have that. Y’all are totally going to make me cry on this interview. I’m so glad you can’t see me.”
The American Idolalum, who is pregnant with their second child, explained that becoming a parent herself made her realize how much her absentee dad affected her.