Kelly Clarkson and Jewel Bond Over Solo Holidays as Single Moms: 'It's Weird'

Jewel shares 11-year-old son Kase with ex Ty Murray, while Kelly Clarkson shares son Remington Alexander, 6, and daughter River Rose, 8, with ex Brandon Blackstock

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Jewel and Kelly Clarkson know a thing or two about splitting holidays with their exes as single moms.

Appearing on the American Idol alum's eponymous talk show on Monday, the Grammy-nominated "Foolish Games" singer, 47, talked about what she does with time on her own when 11-year-old son Kase spends holidays with their dad.

"I've been divorced for seven years, so my ex keeps my son for Thanksgiving and I have him for Christmas and it's really great," Jewel explained of her setup with son Kase and with ex-husband Ty Murray. "But it's a trip to get used to being alone for a holiday like that and all my family are in Alaska."

"But it wasn't too bad," she said with a laugh, joking she was going to "bring the show down" with "tiny violins."

Clarkson admitted it's "weird" when she sends her kids — Remington Alexander, 6, and River Rose, 8 — to be with ex Brandon Blackstock for the holiday.

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"It was weird because you've always had a kid there," Clarkson said. "And then all of the sudden, you're alone."

"At first, it's weird and then you're like, 'OK, I can do things,' " Clarkson said with a laugh. "It's kind of incredible. You do get a little me-time."

Jewel agreed, noting, "I feel like it must be good preparation for empty nest syndrome."

"It forces me to invest and I would do things before I had a child! I suddenly seem to forget what I did. I'm alone and I'm like, 'What did I do? I did things,' " she continued. "But you get better at it."

After being crowned the winner of season 6 of The Masked Singer last December, Jewel returned to the beloved show for one more song in April, joined by her son.

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The singer sweetly dueted her song "Hands" with Kase for the Masked Singer's two-hour holiday special. The mother-son duo harmonized with one another as Jewel played her acoustic guitar. At the end of the duet, Kase gave Jewel a big hug and adorably said, "I love you, Mom."

"Aww, honey… I love you too," she replied.

Following the holiday special, Jewel tweeted, "I love singing with my son! I'm legit balling [sic] right now #TheMaskedSinger." She also retweeted a post from The Masked Singer judge Nicole Scherzinger who raved over the mother-son performance.

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