Pop singer Kelly Clarkson praised fellow “American Idol” alumna Carrie Underwood over the weekend for speaking out about the miscarriages she’s endured.
Underwood revealed during a recent interview that she and her husband, Mike Fisher, experienced three miscarriages within the last two years, a tragic situation that inspired the writing of the title track from her latest album, “Cry Pretty.”
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Underwood, 35, is now pregnant with her second child.
“I’m so happy for her,” Clarkson told Entertainment Tonight. “I didn’t know a lot of the situations that were happening behind the scenes.”
The “Love So Soft” singer teared up talking about Underwood’s miscarriages, praising the popular country singer for speaking out about her experience, noting the stigma that so often accompanies her situation.
“It’s a really cool thing [she did]. I was emailing her, because I was like, ‘It’s so important that you talk about it,’” Clarkson said. “I know you don’t have to, because it’s a hard thing to do, but it makes women who feel inferior or feel like something’s wrong with them, it makes them feel comfortable, and [know] that people go through it.”
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When she found out she was pregnant most recently, Underwood feared she was headed toward yet another miscarriage. In that moment, the famous performer said she prayed like she never had before.
“Mike was away just for the evening,” she recalled, “and I texted him, and I was like, ‘I don’t really want to be alone, so I’m just gonna go snuggle with Isaiah.’ And I don’t know how I didn’t wake him up, but I was just sobbing.”
“I was like, ‘Why on earth do I keep getting pregnant if I can’t have a kid? Like, what is this? Shut the door. Like, do something. Either shut the door or let me have a kid,’” Underwood continued. “And for the first time, I felt like I actually told God how I felt. And I feel like we’re supposed to do that.”
The following Monday, she saw her doctor, who confirmed she was pregnant. Underwood said God answered her prayer.