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Kelly Clarkson: 'Parents' divorce affects my relationships'

Singer Kelly Clarkson is convinced her parents' divorce has affected her chances of settling down, because she constantly worries about her relationships breaking down.

The 29-year-old star, who has been dogged by questions about her sexuality, has always insisted her pop career has been the reason she can't find a steady boyfriend.


The American Idol winner's parents, Jeanne and Stephen, split when she was five, and her mother's second marriage broke down when she was 19, and Clarkson is convinced a lack of stability growing up means she struggles with her own romances.


She tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "Divorce isn't fun. It affects relationships you get into when you are older. I think you have to work a little harder because you're constantly thinking it's probably not going to work out in the end.


"Also, I travel a lot and work a lot. The way I live it's hard for me to even find someone."