Kelly Clarkson Reflects on the 20th Anniversary of American Idol Win

It’s been 20 years since Kelly Clarkson won the first season of American Idol.

The singer and talk show host took to social media to reflect on the moment that changed her life.

“That moment was the door that opened up so much access and opportunity, and creative partnerships that I will be grateful for all of my days,” Clarkson shared. “The family and friendships I have created over these 20 years in music and TV are priceless to me.”

“We only get so many trips around the sun and while I am proud and feel abundantly blessed of the successes and failures that I have learned from, I am most proud and grateful for those friends that have become family, and for their arms that have held me when I needed it and their hearts that listened to me when I felt lost,” Clarkson continued.

She thanked fans for their support saying, “I hope all of you have people in your lives that fill you with laughter, and hope, and happiness, and if you don’t feel like you have that, then keep searching because I promise they’re looking for you too.”