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Is Kelly Clarkson finally single after her dramatic divorce?

As of September 24th, 2021, Kelly Clarkson is now legally separated from her husband, Brandon Blackstock! She is now single, and their status as a couple will end this coming January.

But maybe you’ve been out of the loop. Want the scoop on the Kelly Clarkson divorce? We got you covered!

Meeting Blackstock

Clarkson first started dating Blackstock in 2012. It should also be noted that Blackstock also served the role of Clarkson’s manager. Before that, his father had been her manager. But as the one directing Clarkson’s talent & her boyfriend – talk about a pair to watch out for!

Kelly Clarkson’s divorce was far away. It’s good to know they had an initial first meeting.


Clarkson officially married Blackstock on October 21st, 2013. She excitedly tweeted, “I’m officially Mrs. Blackstock :) We got married yesterday at Blackberry Farms in TN, the most beautiful place ever!”

 Clarkson acted as a stepmother to Blackstock’s daughter & son from his other marriage. They also birthed two biological children together, River, who was born in 2014, and Remington, who was born in 2016. 

They were happily married for seven years. But in 2020, Kelly Clarkson divorced her husband, and everything changed.


In June 2020, Clarkson filed for divorce, saying there were “irreconcilable differences” between her and her husband. She also wanted custody of River & Remington, and won that right in court on November 30, 2020. 

A source told People Magazine: “Divorce is hard and it gets tense for most couples going through it. But Kelly’s primary focus is on doing the best she can to protect the kids. In this case, she had to fight for them since Brandon and his attorneys were making unreasonable requests.”

Recently, in July of 2021, Clarkson asked to be declared “legally divorced” from her husband, saying that, “[We] both deserve the opportunity to build a new life.”

Clarkson also discussed the divorce on her talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, explaining: “What I’m dealing with is hard because it involves more than just my heart . . . It involves a lot of little hearts. We have four kids, and divorce is never easy. We’re both from divorced families, so we know the best thing here is to protect our children and their little hearts.” It’s good to know she’s thinking of the wellbeing of her kids.

“This next record will probably be the most personal one I’ve ever released,” Clarkson went on to say. “The whole record is basically every emotion that you experience from the beginning of a relationship to end of what it is now. It’s been very therapeutic for me.”

But the separation hasn’t been easy. She told Entertainment Tonight, “I’ll just be real with you, goes through grief like divorce, any kind of grief, any kind of loss, without having an outlet like [song writing].” What kind of music will come from her divorce, we wonder? We’ll just have to wait and see. . .

So there you have it, everything you need to know about the Kelly Clarkson divorce. But what’s next for her & Blackstock?

What Now?

Clarkson will surely continue to release songs. If her words are any indication, we’re looking forward to hearing her thoughts on the divorce on her next record. Though now that she is separated, she’ll have to get a new manager.

As for Blackstock, perhaps he’ll continue helping new talent as he did before. We’ll have to see what he does after the separation.

What are your thoughts on the Kelly Clarkson divorce? Let us know your thoughts. We want to hear them!

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