Kelly Clarkson On Romance: 'I've Never Been In Love'

Kelly Clarkson makes the scene at the 2009 American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in LA on November 22, 2009 Kelly Clarkson makes the scene at the 2009 American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in LA on November 22, 2009

Kelly Clarkson has said her career as a superstar singer has gotten in the way of her romantic life.

“Obviously it’s really hard to date when I’m on four different continents in a week,” the powerhouse vocalist told USA Today. “Even if I do meet a great guy, I ain’t ever gonna see him. There’s only so much you can do with Skype!”

While she’s been the voice of many breakup songs – most famously “Since You’ve Been Gone” – she admitted she’s a little behind in the romance department.

“I’ve never been in love,” Kelly said. “I’ve never experienced certain things, and I think that’s because I have this side of me that is shut off. Because I haven’t found anybody yet to open to that I feel like, ‘OK, you’re worth breaking down that wall for.’ I’ve never found that.”

Still, the superstar does hope to get married one day – and she told the newspaper she’d like to wed in her late 30s (she’s 29 now).

“Statistically, if you wait that long, you’re not going to get divorced,” she said.

Beyond romance, Kelly — currently riding high atop the success of her latest single, “Mr. Know It All” — explained how she’s managed to avoid the trap many successful stars have fallen into.

“I have no controversy,” she told the paper. “You don’t see me in rehab, or you don’t see me coming out with my hey-haw showing. There’s not much to report. So when anything little is reported, it’s like ‘Oh, my God, she wasn’t wearing makeup!’”

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