Kelly Clarkson Is Getting Divorced

She and Brandon Blackstock splitting after 7 years
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2020 1:42 PM CDT

(Newser) – Kelly Clarkson is splitting from her husband of seven years, reports the Blast. The 38-year-old singer and talk show host filed for divorce in Los Angeles last week from her music-manager husband, Brandon Blackstock, reports People. The couple have two kids of their own, daughter River Rose, 5, and son Remington Alexander, 3, and Blackstock has two older children from a previous marriage. They met in 2006 during a rehearsal for the Academy of Country Music Awards, but didn't reconnect and begin dating until 2012.

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The move seems to have caught the entertainment world by surprise. In April, Blackstock and their children posted a sweet online birthday message to Clarkson. ET notes that Clarkson frequently talked about her marriage in interviews. "Brandon is not my other half," she told Redbook in 2015. "He's a whole and I'm a whole. I've never believed in someone taking care of me, and that's probably because I grew up poor and without a lot of family stability." (Read more Kelly Clarkson stories.)

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