Her life might suck without you, but that doesn’t mean she’s in love. On the eve of Kelly Clarkson‘s return to American Idol (she’ll perform tomorrow along with Kanye West), the singer told British Cosmopolitan that cheating exes and her parents’ divorce has left her more than a little cynical about potential mates. “I’ve never been in love. I want to be so badly—I’m a hopeless romantic, but I haven’t been there yet. [One ex dated me] because he wanted to be famous. Oh, and he also had [another] girlfriend the entire time we were together.”
Even the good dates haven’t been good enough. “If I found a guy who could handle my job, that would be cool,” she told USA Today. “But I’ve dated a couple of guys who were awesome, and the celebrity part of my life and the traveling part are hard to get around. You never get to see each other, especially if you’re both musicians.” Plus her biological clock hasn’t even begun to tick. “Oh, my God, I have no desire [to have kids]. I would not be a good mother.” Someone remind her that she’s only 26! Plenty of time to meet a good guy—and a couple more bad ones.