How Does Kelly Clarkson Really Feel About Turning 40?

In Hollywood, aging isn't always celebrated like it should be, especially when it comes to women in the entertainment industry. Over the years, many high-profile women have spoken out about the topic (via People).

Stars like Julianne Moore, Jessica Lange, Jennifer Aniston, and more have shared their thoughts about the sometimes unfair standards that are put on women in entertainment. "Ageism is alive and well," Jane Fonda previously told The Telegraph. "With women, it's all about how we look. Men are very visual, they want young women. So, for us, it's all about trying to stay young," she added.

While some stars have tried to turn back the clock by doing all that they can to stop the aging process, others have embraced their age by sharing it proudly, taking parts that celebrate them, and living a healthy and happy lifestyle, per Woman's Day. One star who has embraced life and stayed positive over her career is Kelly Clarkson.

Clarkson has continued to grow her business, family, and fans since she first came on the scene as the first-ever winner of "American Idol." Now, she's credited with a plethora of hit songs to her name, a spot as a coach on NBC's "The Voice," and her very own talk show (via Biography). Over the years, Clarkson's been open about many facets of her life, and as she heads towards her 40th birthday, she's revealing exactly how she feels about the milestone.

Kelly Clarkson got candid about aging

Kelly Clarkson is set to celebrate her 40th birthday in April 2022. Although aging can make some people feel uncomfortable, Clarkson says she's embracing it with open arms. The "Since You've Been Gone" singer told People that she's not worried about being 40, and proudly stated that her life gets better with each passing year. "I'm really excited," she admitted. "Everything's in a good place now."

Clarkson is so happy to be turning 40 that she's even thinking about celebrating in a big way with her close friends. "The Voice" coach confessed that she may want to take a trip somewhere like Cabo San Lucas over the summer to officially mark the milestone birthday. Meanwhile, the talk show host has been open about aging in the past, previously declaring that she'll never get botox or get work done on her face (via Today).

"I'm gonna look like a total Shar-Pei, like a dog," Clarkson said during an interview on Mayim Bialik's "Breakdown" podcast. "I'm gonna have every wrinkle in the world on my face. It has nothing to do with me being better than somebody that gets [work done on] their face. I'm afraid of stuff called botulinum toxin."

It appears that Clarkson has a great outlook about aging and is happy to start the next chapter in her incredible life.