Kelly Clarkson Opens Up About Son Remy’s Hearing Difficulties

Kelly Clarkson has recently gone personal and talked about the challenges her son is facing in his development.

Challenging Parenting Issues

In a recent interview with People, Clarkson has revealed that her 4-year-old son Remington “Remy” Alexander has struggled with speech from a young age, something that was a huge concern for her and husband Brandon Blackstock.

“He had a speech problem because he had this ear problem when he was a baby. We didn’t know,” Clarkson shared. 

According to the singer, Remy “spoke as if he was underwater,” which briefly caused her and Brandon to believe he might be deaf.

Eventually, she and her husband took him to a specialist and learned that his ears were “clogged up” with a “ton of wax,” which caused the muffled hearing. 

“We found [out] it was something simple, but it pushed him back almost nine months,” she added.

Happy About the Progress

The couple has been working hard to help their son improve every day, during pandemic too, by doing his speech therapist via Zoom. 

The big milestone for us is Remy getting to really find out his own personality and his identity, because it’s been frustrating for him to not be able to really vocalize his emotion,” Clarkson explained.

“It’s a really important thing and it’s very frustrating for them and us because we can’t communicate all the time. The fact that he’s making full sentences now and full-on engaging with us is really a blessing.”

The Voice coach and talk show host is currently quarantining with her family at their ranch in Montana. 

“At the end of the day, I know people who have had coronavirus and I’m just very lucky and we’re very blessed to not have been sick,” she noted.

“We keep reminding our kids of that and we keep reminding each other of that. But we definitely have some cabin fever going on.”

Clarkson and her husband Brandon Blackstock also share 5-year-old daughter River, while Blackstock has two kids, 13-year-old son Seth and 18-year-old daughter Savannah, from a previous relationship.


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