Kelly Clarkson was joined by her two kids, River, 8, and Remington Blackstock, 6, at her Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony on Monday, Sept. 19. The 40-year-old three-time Grammy winner was honored with the 2,733rd star for her recording accomplishments.

“Kelly Clarkson has been lengthy deserving of a spot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” said Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in a press launch. “She has been an iconic individual in American popular culture since she walked onto the first audition stage on ‘American Idol’ and has continued to impress followers together with her musical and discuss present prowess.”

In addition to Clarkson’s youngsters being in attendance, the occasion additionally reunited her with “American Idol” judges Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, and Simon Cowell, who was one of the visitor audio system, together with producer Jason Halbert. “We have been simply speaking about the second whenever you sang ‘Respect,’ and all of us checked out one another, and it was like, ‘Oh. My. God. Thank you.’ And then, I went as much as you, afterwards, as a result of clearly, I used to be pondering, ‘I feel you are gonna win this present,’ and I stated, ‘I simply wanna say, that was wonderful, Kelly, and I’m right here,’ and you rotated to me and stated, ‘Simon, with out being impolite, I might moderately we did not discuss till the finish of the collection,’ and I’m like, ‘Wow, what does that imply?’ It means, steer clear of me, I do know what I’m doing,'” Cowell recalled in his speech

. “I all the time say if somebody is aware of their lane, you are gonna be a star, should you obtained the expertise. And Kelly has all the time recognized her lane.”

When it was Clarkson’s flip to talk, she made positive to thank the judges for his or her help and mirrored on her profession over the previous 20 years. “From the starting, with ‘Idol,’ all three of you have been very trustworthy with me . . . I simply needed to say thanks . . . I feel it is essential to haven’t simply ‘sure’ folks, however folks that really love you, and care about you and give their trustworthy recommendation, and I’ve all the time welcomed that,” Clarkson stated. “And I feel that’s the reason I’m right here at the moment. Not simply because of myself, however as a result of of having consistently groups of those that love you and help you, and actually wish to make your goals come true whereas making their goals come true.”

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