On the Wednesday episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, the host and guest Kevin Bacon swapped some tales from their early careers.
Clarkson revealed that she didn’t even know the person she was living with when she first moved to Los Angeles.
“I actually moved out to L.A. with some random person I did not know,” she told Bacon. “Yeah, she just needed a roommate. I was like, ‘I’ll do it,’ and I moved from Texas to L.A. with a random stranger.”
The arrangement did not last long. Not because of a personality crisis, but because the apartment was consumed in a fire.
“It burned down, so yeah,” Clarkson said. “Then, I slept in my car for a few days and then tried out for a show called ‘American Idol,’ so it all worked out.”
In case you don’t remember, Clarkson was the season one winner of “American Idol” in 2002.
Bacon said he lived in a “flophouse” in New York City in his early days.
In 1976, Bacon’s budget for an apartment was $150 a month. He found a listing, but when he looked at the building, but it was out of his price range.
Bacon asked a stranger he met while visiting the building if he could move in with him. The man agreed, and they lived together for four years.
“In fact, I just had lunch with him the other day,” Bacon said.