Singer Kelly Clarkson has requested to be legally divorced from her estranged husband of over eight years, Brandon Blackstock.

Various outlets have reported that The Voice coach appealed for a judge to officially sign off on her divorce while leaving other matters regarding spousal and child support for later.

Clarkson wants to be done with the divorce as soon as possible because she believes she and Blackstock “both deserve the opportunity to build a new life.”

The ‘Since U Been Gone’ hitmaker and Blackstock have two children together — daughter River Rose Blackstock (born June 12, 2014) and son Remington Alexander Blackstock (born April 12, 2016).

Previously, Clarkson had shared that she would prioritize her children throughout the divorce process. And for that reason, she wouldn’t be completely open about the divorce like she is with most of the other aspects of her life.

We know the best thing here is to protect our children and their little hearts. So, I’m usually very open and I usually talk about everything but in this case I will talk a little bit here and there about how it affects me personally, but probably won’t go too far into it because I’m a mama bear and my kids come first.

Clarkson And Blackstock

Clarkson and Blackstock first met in 2006 at the Academy of Music Awards. She was rehearsing with Rascal Flatts and the band’s tour manager at the time was Blackstock.

However, it was only a meeting at Super Bowl XLVI in 2012 through Brandon’s father, Narvel Blackstock, that she and Blackstock started dating. Narvel was Clarkson’s manager at the time.

Just ten months after they started seeing each other, Blackstock proposed to Clarkson in December 2012. She took to Twitter to share the joyous news and announce that she was engaged.

“I’M ENGAGED!!!!! I wanted y’all to know!! Happiest night of my life last night! I am so lucky and am with the greatest man ever :)”

A month later, in January 2013, when speaking to Cosmopolitan, Clarkson shared she was confident she would spend the rest of her life with Blackstock. She also added that she was the happiest she had ever been.


After roughly a year of being engaged, Clarkson and Blackstock tied the knot in October 2013. The singer shared several wedding photos of her in her Temperley Bridal “Jessamine” wedding dress alongside Blackstock on their big day.

Clarkson also posted a video montage of her wedding which was held at Blackberry Farms. After tying the knot, the couple started living with Blackstock’s two kids from his previous marriage — Savannah Blackstock and Seth Blackstock.

Their family also expanded after they welcomed daughter River Rose and son Remington Alexander the following two years.

On June 4, 2020, after seven years of marriage, The Voice coach filed for divorce from Blackstock citing “irreconcilable differences” and asked for joint custody of their two children together.

Blackstock is seeking $436,000 in monthly spousal and child support.

Clarkson was granted primary physical custody of her two children in November 2020 by an L.A. County judge.