Washington – Jill Biden gave Kelly Clarkson some heartwarming advice, telling the singer and TV host, who divorced last year, that things are going for the better and that life will eventually look “better.”
The first lady, who is divorced, also revealed what she hopes to do when COVID-19 is over and explained why women should make time for themselves each day, as she does. Biden chatted in an interview with Clarkson that will air nationally on Thursday.
Clarkson recently brought his show to the White House for a talk with the first lady in the East Room following the rules of social distancing. NBC released snippets of the interview Wednesday, including a video in which Jill Biden gives words of comfort about moving on with life after a separation.
When mentioning the advice of his late mother, Biden tells Clarkson that things happen for a reason. She also said her divorce freed her so she could meet Joe Biden and have a family with him.
“My mother always told me that things get better tomorrow,” Biden said, urging Clarkson to “go forward one day at a time, and things will get better.”
“I see it in perspective now and think, if I had not divorced I would never have met Joe,” he added. “And I wouldn’t have had the beautiful family that I have now. So things really turn out for the better and I think, Kelly, that over time, I don’t know how long it has been for you, but I think that with time you heal and you will be surprised, I can’t wait for that day to come for you. ”.
– The Kelly Clarkson Show (@KellyClarksonTV) February 23, 2021
Clarkson has spoken in other interviews about the pain of their separation. He filed for divorce last year from Brandon Blackstock, who served as his agent, after nearly seven years of marriage. They both have two children.
After marrying Joe Biden, Jill Biden helped raise their children Beau and Hunter, whose mother and baby sister were killed in a car accident in 1972. The couple later had a daughter, Ashley. Beau Biden passed away from brain cancer in 2015 at age 46. The Bidens have six grandchildren.
During her first solo television interview, Jill Biden also spoke about her interest in education, military families, cancer research, and healing the country. He also answered questions from members of the show’s virtual audience.
“Maybe I’ll go have a martini and have French fries,” he replied to a person in the audience who asked him what he would do when COVID-19 ends.
He also explained why he makes sure to exercise and give herself some relaxation time.
“I love to exercise, I run, I ride my bike. It helps me clear my mind, so it’s really important to me and I think women should have something, it doesn’t have to be exercise, although I hope it is, ”she said. “Just take a moment for yourself.”
“So I get up early that’s how long I have to myself,” Biden said.