With the sweet treats, big parties, and lavish dinners, we all tend to accumulate a few extra pounds during the holidays. Music superstar Kelly Clarkson drew some attention to this fact in a tongue-in-cheek Twitter post her fans could totally relate to!
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) December 29, 2018
Don’t worry, Kelly, we’re right there with you.
Just wear elastic waist bands…. no one needs to know. 😂 Thankful for the fact that leggings are considered trendy still. It’s a wonderful world we live in. pic.twitter.com/9Il9CagvnT
— AmyMN (@AmyH_MN) December 29, 2018
Hahahahaha!! Kelly, I stepped on the scale this morning and it said "call 9-1-1!" Heaviest I've ever been. Hit cardio hard today at the gym but then I hit the pizza shop on the way home. FML!!
— BStav125 (@BStav125) December 29, 2018
At the end of the day, Clarkson is beloved by her supporters no matter what.
Beautiful any size, Kelly! 💐💘
— Scott Coakley (@ScottimusPrime1) December 29, 2018
— Tracy Riffe (@tracymriffe) December 29, 2018
You’re gorgeous no matter what number is on that scale! #BeYOUtiful
— Melanee Packard, CLC (@UCanLuvYourLife) December 29, 2018
Girl, that’s what leggings and baggy sweatshirts are for. My pants ALWAYS fit no matter what time of year. 😬
— Jessica (@Jessmat25) December 29, 2018
Since winning the first season of American Idol at age 20, Clarkson’s weight has often fluctuated and has been the source of much gossip in the music community.
Though the star has always insisted she’s happy in her own skin regardless of her weight, she’s spoken more in recent years about how near-constant criticism of her physique has affected her emotionally.
You were gorgeous and wonderful at the Kennedy Honors. Bravo Kelly!!!❤️🎶❤️
— Linda Cain (@cain81) December 29, 2018
Clarkson told People:
“Even on American Idol I was really thin, but I was bigger than the other girls on the show, so people would say things to me, but luckily I am super confident, so I’ve never had a problem with shutting people down and saying, ‘Yeah, you know, that’s just what I’m rocking. It’s fine.'”
Clarkson has also spoken about struggling with bulimia in high school, where she thought “she’d get more parts in school plays and opportunities to sing if she were thinner.”
Anorexia and bulimia..are almost worst than a drug habit, b/c it's not…in your system but in your head. ~Kelly Clarkson in Exactly As I Am
— Shaun Robinson (@shaunrobinson) May 13, 2009
I wonder how many people know that kelly clarkson dealt with bulimia as a teen…….
— Timothee T'Challamet (@ryhar46) January 8, 2012
Fortunately, the world continues to grow and Kelly’s fans are growing right alongside her.
She’s got their support no matter what!
Love you for always keeping it real!!!
— Jessica Page (@jessica031379) December 30, 2018
We’re all still recovering from the holiday feasts together…
Pretty sure my scale is going to yell "one at a time" when I step on it January 1st!
— Heather Carlson (@heather6784) December 30, 2018
I’ve discovered that all scales lie by about 10 pounds. Especially the ones in doctors offices. I blame whoever is in charge of calibrating them.
— Chris Dymmel (@RockCityDemo) December 29, 2018
😂😂😂I feel you on that Kelly!!! Leggings and jeggings are my lifeee right now🙋♀️🙈🙊🤷♀️ Conscience: Dont eat it… also me.. pic.twitter.com/gJDBUkAlPb
— Amanda C. (@AmandaClax19) December 29, 2018
Girl, I feel ya! I inhaled too much food this holiday season as well! 😂 pic.twitter.com/NSvTxzVra2
— Godfrey Ho (@godfrey_ho) December 29, 2018
In an era defined by celebrities’ perfectly polished online presences, Clarkson’s fans are grateful to her for being so real about how she feels about her body.
It seems almost everyone is going through many of the same things…even super-talented rockers like Kelly Clarkson!
Keep rocking that self-confidence, Kelly.