Kelly Clarkson Is the Ultimate Girl’s Girl Hyping Up Sydney Sweeney

The singer and actress chatted about the ‘Euphoria’ star’s love of restoring classic cars.
Kelly Clarkson and Sydney Sweeney

Kelly Clarkson and Sydney Sweeney.

Actress Sydney Sweeney was a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show on Tuesday, and the Euphoria star chatted about everything from her new project, rom-com Anyone But You, to her passion for restoring vintage cars in her spare time. And the 41-year-old television host and singer spent plenty of the convo hyping the actress, 26, up.

“This is really cool, but you’re really cool and hot,” Clarkson gushed. “Like, you work on cars on sets, which I heard, that’s so cool.”

Sweeney then shared that she got into restoring vintage cars after buying a Ford Bronco. It needed some work, so she learned how to repair it herself with the help of her best friend’s father.

“I called him up, and he’s been like a second dad to me my whole life, and I was like, ‘Hey, I bought this old car, I want to fix it up, but I kinda wanna learn how to do it myself,’” The White Lotus star said of learning to change the car’s transmission and brakes.

The “Since U Been Gone” singer went on to praise Sweeney. “It’s like incredible how you keep getting hotter as this conversation goes on,” she said as the audience erupted in laughter. “Like, it’s just so cool.”

The show’s official TikTok account shared a snippet of the conversation on the video-based platform, where tons of fans chimed in to the comments section.

“Kelly is so real for admitting how hot she is for restoring cars 😂,” one person quipped.

“Kelly is all of us crushing on Syd,” someone else added.

“Always know how to do things for yourself!!!” another user advised. “Best thing dad taught me was how to fix my car!”

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