Simon Cowell and Kelly Clarkson attend a ceremony in honor of Cowell with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 22, 2018.
Kelly Clarkson showed off her slim figure during a ceremony Wednesday in honor of her friend and former “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The 36-year-old “Idol” alum stunned in a belted black and yellow flowers dress, posing for photos with the “America’s Got Talent” judge. She also stepped on a stage with a thank you to the 58-year-old for his continued support over the years.
“He is the best friend you can ever have … He is honest and supportive,” she reportedly commented, as Cowell was awarded a star on the famous Hollywood boulevard. “[Simon] authenticity appreciates, even if it’s not something he’s in. He values you to be yourself. That is very rare in this industry.”
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In June, Clarkson admitted she had to cope with an autoimmune disease and the thyroid problem that made it difficult for her to lose weight. But ultimately, she said, she found a way to a slimmer body, and it is not due to the exercise.
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Instead, Clarkson credited the book with changing her life.
“I literally read this book, and I did it for this auto-immune disease that I had and I had a thyroid problem, and now all my levels are back up. I’m not on the medicine anymore because of this book,” Clarkson told Extra, referring to “The Plant Paradox” by Steven R. Gundry.
By following the methods described in the book, Clarkson said that she dropped almost 40 pounds.
Clarkson laid the book focuses on how food can be cooked with “non-GMOS, no pesticides,” focusing on an organic diet.
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“I’m not working out! I think people think that I’m at work and I’m like, ‘don’t think I’m going to come play a sport!'” she told Extra in June, adding that her exercise routine has not yet been changed.
The singer posted photos of the special ceremony on her Instagram account Wednesday, garnering more than 120,000 likes and hundreds of comments within 24 hours.
“Congratulations Simon. Every time I see Kelly, she is looking better and better,” one Instagram user commented.
“You look so good Kelly! Good work momma!!” another added.
“I’m a fan of both of you!!!! Congratulations Simon! Kelly you look great!!” a fan wrote.
16 years later and I’m still a fan of this man 😊, Congrats on your star Simon!
Cowell thanked Clarkson for her kind words Wednesday, when he took the microphone, joking, “Why did this take so long?”
“I want to thank all the fans who bought the records, watched the TV shows, because without that, we wouldn’t be here. … It’s been a blast the last 18 years. If someone says fame is a bad thing, I don’t know what you’re talking about. It is the best in the world. Thank you all of you for running and making this happen,” Cowell added, according to Variety.
Former “Idol” star Katharine McPhee and Adam Lambert were among the celebrities in the crowd cheering on Cowell on his big day.
Fox News’ Madeline Farber contributed to this report.
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