James Corden knows that Kelly Clarkson and her husband of four years, Brandon Blackstock, are both busy people. That's why, when he invited the country singer to join him on Carpool Karaoke, he devised a plan to give the couple the date night they deserve. Only, it might not have been as romantic as he'd hoped.
The scheme was put into action on the show, and what went down is hilarious. "Your husband is also your manager," Corden notes in a clip from the episode, before asking, "Do you get to spend a lot of time together outside of work?" "I think it's difficult because obviously, I work a lot and I'm a mom. But we try," Clarkson responds.
Suddenly, Clarkson realizes that something's fishy about the conversation, and asks, "Is this an intervention?" "I thought maybe we could arrange a date night for you and Brandon right now," Corden announces. The songwriter seems totally cool about it for a moment, before suddenly exclaiming, "What?!"
After getting Clarkson to move to the backseat, Corden surprises her with a romantic setup—a table, some chocolate-covered strawberries, and a rose in a vase, to be exact. Then, he lets Blackstock into the car, and tells the spouses to pretend that he's not there. Expectedly, it's totally awkward, and the star's hubby starts to nervously discuss "a report from the farm." The segment ends with Corden joking, "Tell us more about the report from the farm, Brandon. Way to keep it romantic!" At least the couple got to sip on "lovely, sparkling apple juice."