HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 14: In this image released on October 14, Kelly Clarkson poses backstage at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, broadcast on October 14, 2020 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Amy Sussman/BBMA2020/Getty Images for dcp )

Kelly Clarkson Declared Legally Single Amid Divorce From Brandon Blackstock


 Kelly Clarkson has been declared legally single amid her ongoing divorce from Brandon Blackstock, according to multiple reports.

Us Weekly reports that a judge in the case declared Clarkson legally single last month.

In June of 2021, Clarkson requested that the judge sign off on the divorce in order to declare her legally single. Clarkson stated that she and Blackstock "deserved the opportunity to build a new life in a declaration to the court."

Clarkson's maiden name has also been restored. (In August, Clarkson filed documents to legally restore her last name amid the divorce.)


Clarkson filed for divorce back in June 2020. In November of 2020, she was granted primary custody of her two children, 7-year-old daughter River Rose, and 5-year-old son Remington Alexander.

According to a source obtained by People, The 39-year-old's first priority was always to take care of her children and those involved in the divorce. They stated, "It's been a hard time for everyone, but Kelly's pleased with the court's ruling regarding custody. 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."

The source revealed that Clarkson is now moving forward prioritizing the children. The source stated, "Kelly is more than fine. She is doing great and facing forward. She's enjoying the fact that she has the kids for the vast majority of the time and is enjoying time spent with them."


A judge previously ordered the talk show host to pay Blackstock nearly $200,000 a month in child support and spousal support. Luckily for the Grammy award winner, the source noted that the six-figure monthly settlement is temporary. The court order is set to be temporary until a final settlement is officially worked out. The American Idol alumn was also reportedly required to pay $1.25 million dollars towards Blackstock's attorney fees and the cost of their divorce.


This article was originally published in August of 2021. It was updated on Sept. 27, 2021. 



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