• Kelly Clarkson said a person doesn't need someone by their side to live their best life
  • Clarkson said her perfect self-care date involves wine, a book and cuddling up by the fireplace
  • The singer will be celebrating her first Valentine's Day since her split from estranged husband Brandon Blackstock

Kelly Clarkson has opened up about her idea of a perfect solo date ahead of her first Valentine's Day following her split from estranged husband Brandon Blackstock.

Clarkson talked about how she enjoys her alone time while chatting with guests Sarah Chalke and Kym Whitley and the single ladies in her audience during Friday's episode of "The Kelly Clarkson Show." During their conversation, she shared her perfect self-care date.

"We all know that we don't need someone by our sides to live our best lives," she said. "To date myself, I'm a mom of little tiny tots, so I love, literally, having a glass of wine, put the fireplace on in my bedroom…and I read a book or I watch some Netflix. Or I literally just hang out with my girls. I love that."

Clarkson was also asked during the episode, "What's something that you pretended to be cool with that you weren't cool with while in a relationship?"

"I dated this guy, and I think because I'm a singer-songwriter, if you date people [who are musicians], they feel like, 'Oh, I'm gonna write her a song.' And, don’t," the "Since U Been Gone" songstress shared.

This year marks Clarkson's first Valentine's Day without Blackstock since they started dating in 2012. The two announced their separation last year, with the "American Idol" winner filing for divorce in June, just a little over a month after they put their Los Angeles home on the market for $10 million.

Clarkson and Blackstock didn't have an amicable split. In fact, she claimed that her estranged husband, who served as her personal manager, defrauded her of millions for over a decade by charging exorbitant fees. The singer also alleged that he was not legally allowed to operate because he never obtained a license.

When Clarkson filed for divorce, she also wanted their prenup to be enforced. Though she and Blackstock have joint physical and legal custody, she was awarded the primary physical custody of their two children — daughter, River, 6, and son, Remington, 4 — in Los Angeles.

The court favored Clarkson, citing her ability to "provide stability and continuity" to her minor kids.

Court documents obtained by Us Weekly said, "The level of conflict between the parents has increased. The parties have a difficult time coparenting due to issues of trust between them."

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Pictured: Kelly Clarkson attends the CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, on June 6, 2018. Getty Images/Rick Diamond