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Kelly Clarkson Comments on Her Divorce From Brandon Blackstock

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News broke in June that Kelly Clarkson had filed for divorce from her husband of nearly seven years, Brandon Blackstock. According to documents obtained by The Blastthe singer, talk show host and The Voice coach filed in Los Angeles court on June 4.

Clarkson remained silent on the news until a Sept. 11 interview with Today's Willie Geist. In short, Clarkson shared that if we want vague details about the divorce, check out her next album.

"This next record, this will probably be the most personal one I've ever released. And the whole record is basically every emotion you experience from the beginning of a relationship to the end of what it is now or where it is now, and it's been very therapeutic for me," Clarkson said.  "There's one that my kids sing in the car...and I'm just, like, 'This is weird.' Like, it's your relationship. I've never written about my life to where my kids are, like, singing along."

In a separate interview with the Los Angeles Times, Clarkson explained why she's not likely to sling mud in song or to the press.

"But my children and his older children--there are a lot of little hearts involved in this and while people feel, 'Oh my gosh, what a loss ...' imagine how it is in the epicenter of the storm," she said. "It's a lot to process and deal with, just as a family. So because it's not just me, I probably won't go too deep with it."

The couple has been married since 2013. They have two children together, daughter River Rose and son Remington Alexander (Remy).

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Clarkson first met Blackstock in 2006. Brandon's dad, Narvel Blackstock, was her manager at the time. When she was rehearsing backstage for the 2006 Academy of Country Music awards, she had a brief interaction with Blackstock. He was managing Rascal Flatts, who Clarkson was singing a duet with that night.

At the time, Blackstock was married to Melissa Ashworth, with whom he has two children. In 2012, Clarkson and Blackstock reconnected at the Super Bowl, where Clarkson was performing "The National Anthem." The following year, the couple married  at Tennessee's Blackberry Farms.

Brandon Blackstock's father Narvel Blackstock is the ex-husband of Reba McEntire, a close friend and frequent collaborator of Clarkson's.

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