Kelly Clarkson’s daughter River, 3, got signed Wonder Woman gifts from Gal Gadot

Kelly Clarkson’s daughter River, 3, is a big Wonder Woman fan apparently. This made me raise my eyebrows as I wouldn’t let a three year-old see Wonder Woman, but Kelly knows that people are judging her and has a response to that. She claims that “all the grown up stuff goes over [River's] head.” Kelly said this back in October when she gushed about meeting Gal Gadot in person at the Variety Power of Women event. I didn’t hear about that back then but Kelly’s remarks are getting press again now that Gal sent River a signed Wonder Woman photograph and Wonder Woman figurines. That was sweet of her to remember! Here’s Kelly’s post about that:

Kelly’s daughter is so cute and she looks just like her mom! Before we discuss Kelly’s comments about River loving Wonder Woman here they are in context:

While being honored for her work with XQ Institute at Variety‘s Power of Women event (sponsored by Audi), the singer gushed about the Wonder Woman actress on stage.

Distracted by Gadot — who was sitting near the front — a few minutes into her speech, Clarkson, 35, told the crowd she was “so nervous I’m shaking.”

“I am excited … I just saw her. I can’t. She’s Wonder Woman!” said Clarkson, who’s mom to daughter River Rose, 3, and son Remington Alexander, 18 months, about Gadot, 32. “I feel like that’s what we were meant to look like.”

Clarkson said the actress’s portrayal of the superhero was especially meaningful to her because of River.

“The story of Belle [and] the Beast is a little scary. She was in a dungeon, trapped, and they fell in love. Aurora, she just slept it out! But [my daughter] loves Wonder Woman. She’s 3. I probably shouldn’t show it to her. I know I’m being judged, [but] all the grown-up stuff goes over her head,” said Clarkson. “It’s nice to have this bold, female figure for your girl.”

“Once she saw the little girl in Woman Woman defend herself and all that she loved, she started acting it out, and I couldn’t have been more proud,” continued Clarkson. “You’re a little proud ’cause you’re like, ‘Aw, you’re cute in the Belle dress.’ But you’re more proud when she’s like [fighting evil].”

[From People]

It’s been a decade since my son was three but I didn’t let him watch PG-13 movies at that age. Common Sense media rates Wonder Woman for ages 12 and up. Of course a lot of the film goes over a three year-old’s head but you can say that about just about any movie with content they shouldn’t be watching. Plus if River loves Wonder Woman, it’s likely that she’s seen the movie multiple times. That’s what they do at that age. That’s Kelly’s business though, she’s open about it and there are worse shows for little kids to be watching. Plus she’s right that Wonder Woman is a badass hero. I watched the TV show when I was in primary school, I adored Linda Carter and I even had a Wonder Woman bathing suit. We have so few women superheros and Wonder Woman is the best. Patty Jenkins deserves all the credit for doing that character justice on the big screen.

This was really thoughtful of Gal Gadot. I wonder if she personally sent these gifts or if someone from her team either did it for her or reminded her about it. Not that it matters! River must be thrilled.




Photos credit: WENN and Pacific Coast News

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  1. Kitten says:

    Awww her daughter is wicked cute!

    I love Kelly. This was a nice (and needed) story.

    • Natalia says:

      Love Love Love Kelly forever. But this photo seems photoshopped. Her daughter’s head looks unnaturally large here.

  2. Sayrah says:

    I took my 5 year old daughter, judge away.

    • Mo says:

      “It’s been a decade since my son was three but I didn’t let him watch PG-13 movies at that age. Common Sense media rates Wonder Woman for ages 12 and up. Of course a lot of the film goes over a three year-old’s head but you can say that about just about any movie with content they shouldn’t be watching. ”

      Found this comment to be so judgmental! My five year old daughter asked to be Wonder Woman and I was damn proud of her choice.

    • klc says:

      Me too. My daughter calls Wonder Woman a “Kick Butt Girl,” she likes kick butt girls. I would rather my daughter see powerful women than a woman depending on a man to fight her battles.

      Looking back on my childhood I am shocked by what my parent’s let me watch. My mom laughs now and says “What was I thinking”!

      I was an 80′s kid I watched Officer and a Gentleman, Cocktail, Dirty Dancing, Revenge of the Nerds, Urban Cowboy, and that’s what I remember off the top of my head. I saw Dirty Dancing when I was 10 and I didn’t know for several years that Penny was having an abortion. So yes, I believe a lot of the stuff goes over a kids head.

  3. Lightpurple says:

    Her daughter looks just like her

  4. Lylia says:

    Her daughter is just the cutest ever. Kelly looks great. I love her in that dress. No judging about Wonder Woman. I was watching Bionic Woman and Wonder Woman when I was a toddler. Lynda Carter is my ultimate hero still to this day.

    • Lulublue says:

      Same. I couldn’t tell you a single story from the show but I could tell you all about how awesome and strong Wonder Woman is and how she always saved the day. The adult stuff really does go over your head when you’re that little.

  5. lucy2 says:

    I watched the old series and loved Wonder Woman just a little older than that.
    I doubt the 3 year old sits and watches the whole movie, but she knows who the character is and likes her, which is a good thing.

  6. Nilber says:

    The way I see it the news isn’t even pg13 anymore. My son is huge into Marvel and DC comic heros. We have been critized for being completely upfront with my son, even at a very early age) about things. Daddy deploys to scary places and imagine while Skyping an incoming missile alarm sounds. We choose to be the parents that answers his questions instead of lying or skirting the issue. This world is crazy and being open and honest has definitely saved us heartache down the road. To each their own, I suppose.

  7. Jess says:

    I love Gal and I love Kelly <3 It's so nice to see sweet stories about kind, powerful women!

  8. Jennifer says:

    No judgment here, Kelly. You let your beautiful little one watch whatever you deem appropriate. I let my kids watch movies they “shouldn’t be watching” when they were young. Parent Patrol gets old.

  9. AnnaKist says:

    I haven’t seen the movie, and likely won’t. I I liked the tv series, though, and also love Lynda Carter to this day. Looking at Gal made my heart leap a bit. She looks so much like my daughter, and we’ve always called her Wonder Woman. Want some sorted? Call my girl. It’s almost as if there’s nothing she can’t do. She lost her brilliant career for being a whistleblower and standing up for herself and others. It’s resulted in a huge legal case, and at the same time, I’ve suffered three life-threatening episodes in 2 years. She has cared for me like an angel, doing absolutely everything for me. She cooks all the meals, keeps our house as neat as a pin, looks after all our animals – she even cooks the food for 2 big dogs! She has also almost completely renovated our house. She’s hardworking, loyal, kind, genrous, strong, funny and so caring. A couple of months ago, one of her best friends called her in distress. She drove an hour to get to her, and discovered that her partner had hit her once again, and true to form, this was the worst beating. My daughter confronted him, then packed her car with as many of her friend’s belongings as would fit, and brought her to our home, where she remains, until she gets back on her feet. There are lots of Wonder Women around. I seem to have an extra share of them in my life, but I believe we are all Wonder Woman when necessary.

  10. Margo S. says:

    My husband took our 4 year old son to see. Judge away but honestly, it’s so important that my boy sees both male and female super heroes!!!