Kelly Clarkson cries as she talks with Henry Winkler about how her eight-year-old daughter, River Rose, is being bullied at school because of dyslexia.
Kelly Clarkson was swallowed to tears on her show Tuesday as she discussed how her daughter is being bullied at school amid a battle with dyslexia.
The 40-year-old, who shares daughter River Rose, eight, and son Remington Alexander, seven, with ex-husband Brandon Blackstock, 46, opened up on The Kelly Clarkson Show where she chatted with Henry Winkler, 77, who was He is open about his battle with dyslexia.
“I was driving my daughter to school yesterday, and she’s dyslexic,” the Fort Worth, Texas-born star tells the iconic Happy Days man, as she delves into how she finds him an inspirational figure.
She said, “You’ve told me you’re dyslexic too — I find that fascinating, to tell my daughter you’ve written, like, 40 books and you’re dyslexic.”
In appearance, Clarkson said her daughter River is “bullied” at school for “not being able to read” at a similar pace as her classmates amid her battle with a learning disability.
The latest: Kelly Clarkson, 40, was in tears Tuesday on her show as she discussed how her daughter is being bullied at school amid a battle with dyslexia.
Clarkson has noticed a number of other celebrities who have been vocal about their battles with dyslexia, a group that includes Anthony Mackie and Zachary Levi. “It really enabled her to be so open about it,” said the My Life Would Suck Without You artist.
Winkler pointed to statistics indicating that one in five children suffers from dyslexia.
“It’s part of the tribe,” Barry’s star said, before saying to the camera, “River! How you learn has nothing to do with how smart you are.
Clarkson broke into tears because she said she “didn’t know how common” dyslexia was in children, adding, “The makeup artist would kill me.”
Clarkson filed for divorce from Blackstock in June of 2020 after a seven-year marriage, with the separation finalized a year early.
Clarkson appeared last summer on today’s showwhere she talks about how she and her ex Blackstock took their kids on summer vacation in the aftermath of their split.
“It’s obviously been a rough couple of years, so it was really important to me to, like, shut up for a minute,” A Moment Like This said. The children were with me and their father.
“It was cool because they usually have to travel a lot because of our separation, so we were in Montana, so that was the first time I thought my kids felt more focused, too.”
Clarkson broke down in tears because she said she “didn’t know how common” dyslexia was in children
Looking into the camera, Winkler said, “River! How you learn has nothing to do with how smart you are.”
In appearance, Clarkson said her daughter, River, was bullied at school for her “inability to read” at the same pace as her classmates amid her battle with learning disabilities.
Winkler, 77, who has been open about his battle with dyslexia, had kind words and encouragement for Clarkson’s daughter.
Clarkson broke down in tears as she said she “didn’t know how common” dyslexia was in children, adding, “The makeup artist would kill me.”