Kelly Clarkson has come a long way in her weight loss plan, and she proved that again on Monday during her talk show.
The 41-year-old American Idol veteran flashed her bare legs when in a sexy brown-and-white polka dot button dress that came in at the waistline and had a slit up the front.
The performer added high heels as she showed off her new hairstyle: long blonde hair with wispy bangs.
The Texas native has lost a dramatic amount of weight this fall after finally moving on from a messy divorce from Brandon Blackstock, with whom she has two children.
Her guest for the day was longtime music business pal, Garth Brooks. ‘Tune in today for an extra special Gratitude with Garth Brooks hour!’ wrote the star on her Instagram account for the show.
Leggy lady: Kelly Clarkson has come a long way in her weight loss plan, and she proved that again on Monday during her talk show. The 41-year-old American Idol veteran flashed her bare legs when in a sexy brown-and-white polka dot button dress that had a slit up the front
Slender and sweet: The performer added high heels as she showed off her new hairstyle: long blonde hair with wispy bangs
Fans seemed to like Kelly’s move of showing off her toned and slender legs.
One follower posted in the comments section a meme of SpongeBob SquarePants presenting toned and long legs.
And a fan from Los Angeles shared: ‘Great legs! She has never looked better.’ Another said: ‘Them legs though!’
Then there was a follower who was just gushy overall: ‘You are absolutely adorable my darling queen Kelly, that’s why I love you more everyday ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️.’
The daytime talk show host added gold hoop earrings and rings. Her shoes were nude toned pumps.
Garth wore a blue denim shirt and a black cap as he took out his guitar and played a song for Clarkson while they sat on sofas.
The TV host has never looked better.
The star has slimmed down after making ‘better life choices’ in the wake of her messy divorce and brutal custody battle, DailyMail.com shared exclusively last week.
The slim-down fueled speculation that she had turned to surgery – or the new celebrity favorite, Ozempic – to shed the pounds.
New look: The Texas native has lost a dramatic amount of weight this fall after finally moving on from a messy divorce from Brandon Blackstock, with whom she has two children
Love the look: She looked to be very body confident as she stepped on stage
Country icon: Her guest for the day was longtime music business pal, Garth Brooks
Arm in arm: ‘Tune in today for an extra special Gratitude with Garth Brooks hour!’ wrote the star on her Instagram account for the show
Kelly has yet to publicly address her transformation, but a source has insisted that she will speak openly with fans if she has used Ozempic.
‘If she were to have taken Ozempic, or if she were to take it in the future, she would be the first person to share that with the world,’ they said.
‘She wouldn’t keep that a secret. She is very transparent and real, and that is the person she always has been. Kelly doesn’t BS anyone.’
Her divorce, relocating from Los Angeles to New York City, and wanting to be ‘healthier’ for her children – River Rose, nine, and Remington Alexander, seven – are all thought to be behind her decision to focus on her well-being.
‘She is now in New York, and the stresses of divorce and those who talked about the toxic work environment at her show have really taken all the toll they could, and now her well-being and health are more of a focus for her and that improvement is now happening,’ the source continued.
‘She is making better life decisions and making decisions that are right for her and her family.
According to a source close to Kelly (pictured left in March 2022), she likely had ‘a little nudge from somewhere’
‘Now that she is a single mom, she wants to be healthy for her kids and be around for a long time, so just like everything else, she has maintained her new life and her weight with a structure of doing things the old-fashioned way, through hard work.’
Kelly first flaunted her new figure on Instagram on Saturday as she prepared for an appearance on Jimmy Fallon.
Predictably, fans were quick to comment on the sizzling new snap, with many questioning if she had used Ozempic – a medication used to treat type 2 Diabetes but also has a weight loss side effect.
Celebrities including Sharon Osbourne, Tracy Morgan and Amy Schumer have all used Ozempic.
Kelly, who won the first season of American Idol in 2002, also showed off her slimmed down form while attending the We Can Survive concert in support of mental health awareness on October 14.
The ex: The star’s weight has fluctuated through the years as she welcomed two kids – River Rose, 9, and Remington Alexander, 7 – with her now ex-husband. They are seen in 2019
In 2020 she admitted that she felt ‘more pressure’ in the music industry when she was thin.
The Since U Been Gone singer said that she used to be shown naked magazine covers of women and told ‘this is what you’re competing with.’
‘I felt more pressure. It was more of magazines shoved in front of you and, ‘This is what you’re competing with and we’ve got to compete with it.’ I can’t compete with that. That’s not even my image. That’s not who I am. That’s who they are,’ she told Glamour UK.
Kelly and her ex, Brandon, were married for seven years before they split in 2020, setting off a protracted bout of legal squabbling over money.
The divorce dragged on for a year and a half before it was ultimately finalized in March of 2022. It led to a brutal custody fight between the exes, with Clarkson eventually securing primary custody.
Kelly released a bitter break-up album earlier this year called Chemistry that detailed the ‘good, the bad and the ugly’ of her relationship with Brandon.
She recently moved to New York City with their children for a ‘fresh start’ and will now host her self-titled talk show out of the Big Apple.