Kelly Clarkson poses for a portrait at the NBCUniversal lot where her show is filmed in Universal City, California September 26, 2019 (Photo by Brinson+Banks for The Washington Post via Getty Images)Kelly Clarkson poses for a portrait at the NBCUniversal lot where her show is filmed in Universal City, California September 26, 2019 (Photo by Brinson+Banks for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Kelly Clarkson Seeks to Legally Change Her Name to 'Kelly Brianne'


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Singer, talk show host and American Idol alum Kelly Clarkson is ready to make a new change in her life. The artist has filed court documents to legally change her name to Kelly Brianne. Legal documents stated her "desire" for the name change, which would be her first and middle name, "will fully reflect" who she is.

The documents were officially filed on Monday, Feb. 14, and a court is set to review the petition on March 28. The impact the new name will have on her well-known "Clarkson brand," including The Kelly Clarkson Show, is still unknown.

The legal name change comes after a divorce from ex-husband Brandon Blackstock. Clarkson cited irreconcilable differences back in June 2020 after almost seven years of marriage. The two share their 7-year-old daughter River Rose and 5-year-old son Remington Alexander. The duo reportedly clashed numerous times over their prenuptial agreement and ownership of assets and properties.

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According to UsWeekly, the "Because of You" singer "had a major legal setback in a bid to get Brandon evicted from the Montana property that the judge awarded solely to her. He has been living in it and said he doesn't have the financial means to afford to purchase a residence of his own at this time, citing the unresolved financial aspect of their divorce."

Brandon Blackstock and Kelly Clarkson during the arrivals for the 25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 12, 2020 in Santa Monica, CA. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

In January, The Voice coach had agreed to leave Blackstock, who was her former manager, with a 5.12 percent share of the property, which amounts to a whopping $908,800. Back in August 2021, the singer was ordered to pay $150,000 per month in spousal support in addition to $45,601 per month in child support.

Despite the differences, ET reported that "Kelly is thankful for her relationship with Brandon, she learned a lot about herself and had two perfect kids. Kelly is looking forward to moving on and successfully co-parenting with Brandon."

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