Kelly Clarkson Files for Divorce from Brandon Blackstock

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Kelly Clarkson has reportedly filed for divorce from husband Brandon Blackstock on June 04 in Los Angeles.

Kelly Clarkson cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split and requested that she not be required to pay Blackstock spousal support.

Clarkson  who is worth an estimated $45million  has asked that their prenup be ‘enforced’ and listed the separation date as ‘TBD.’ She is asking for joint custody.

Clarkson, 38 and Blackstock, 43 have been married for seven years and have two children. A daughter, River Rose, born on June 12, 2014 and a son, Remington Alexander, born on April 12, 2016.

The couple began dating 2012 when he was her talent manager. Blackstock, son of her former manager Narvel Blackstock and former stepson of Reba McEntire, and Clarkson were married on October 20, 2013, at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee.

Since their marriage, he has been her manager.

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Originally wanted to be a marine biologist but changed her mind when she saw the movie Jaws (1975).
Kelly Clarkson attended and graduated from Burleson High School, Burleson, Texas (2000).
Won the first season of American Idol (2002) on 4 September 2002.
Was a cocktail waitress at a comedy club in Arlington, Texas and at Hyena’s Comedy Club in Downtown Fort Worth, Texas.
Daughter of Jeanne Clarkson and Joseph Clarkson.
Her first single sold nearly 250,000 copies in its first week.
Her first single, “A Moment Like This”, set records by jumping from number 52 to the number 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100.
Beat out more than 10,000 people to land a $1 million recording contract on American Idol (2002).
Has two siblings: Jason Clarkson (born 1973) and Alyssa Clarkson (born 1976).
Kelly Clarkson stayed up all night before her American Idol (2002) audition so she would not sleep through the alarm, which she frequently did in high school.
Used to work at Hollywood Theatres in Burleson, Texas. Used to work at a bookstore and at a zoo.
Sang the National Anthem at The Day of Service in Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2002.
Christina Aguilera co-wrote her hit single “Miss Independent”.
Came in second place in World Idol (2003).
Avril Lavigne co-wrote her new single “Breakaway” which is on the soundtrack for The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004).
One of her maternal great-grandfathers, Harry George, was a Greek immigrant. Her other ancestry includes English, German, Irish and Scottish.
Her debut album, “Thankful” (2003), went double platinum.
Her sophomore album, “Breakaway” (2004), debuted at number three.
Is the first artist in the Billboard Radio Monitor era to hold the No. 1 spot at Mainstream Top 40 and AC during the same week with two different songs (Breakaway and Since U Been Gone).
Ranked #92 in FHM magazine’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World (2005).
Underwent LASIK eye surgery to correct her vision
As of July 2005, she is the top-selling American Idol (2002) contestant, having sold approximately five million albums in the United States and having had five Top 10 singles.
Became the first artist to have two songs in the top 3 of Billboard’s Pop Airplay 100 chart, with “Since U Been Gone” and “Behind These Hazel Eyes”.
Her debut album, “Thankful” (2003), has sold more than 2.5 million copies in the United States. Her sophomore album, “Breakaway” (2004), has sold more than 6.2 million copies in the United States, with almost 25 million in sales worldwide.
Held a record on TRL for a song to be number one on the countdown.
Her music video for “Because of You” debuted at #1 on TRL. The only other artists to achieve this goal are Britney Spears, Eminem and *NSYNC.
Won the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (“Since U Been Gone”) and Best Pop Vocal Album (“Breakaway”) at the Grammy Awards on February 8, 2006. Kelly also performed “Because of You” at the ceremony and received a standing ovation.
Ranked #92 in FHM magazine’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005” special supplement.
Accepted two Grammy Awards: the award for Pop Female Vocal for “Since U Been Gone” and her album has been awarded Best Pop Album.Parents, Jeanne Clarkson and Joseph Clarkson, divorced when she was six.
Ranked #50 in FHM magazine’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006” supplement.
Fired her manager, Jeff Kwatinetz, in summer 2007.
Said in a Reader’s Digest interview that as a toddler, she would often walk around naked and that, to this day, hates wearing clothes. Calls wardrobe fittings “the death of me”.
Had jobs as a teenager and determined that once she started making money as a musician, she never wanted to have to take a job for the money. Working with her business manager, she said she has financially set herself up for life.
Performed “Ave Maria” for Pope Benedict XVI on April 19, 2008. This took place at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers, New York.
Her music video for “My Life Would Suck Without You” placed #6 on VH1’s Top 40 Videos of 2009.
Her music video for “I Do Not Hook Up” placed #25 on VH1’s Top 40 Videos of 2009.
Is the only American Idol (2002) winner to hold the title less than a year. This is because season one aired in June and the show began again the next spring.
Performed “Everybody’s Got Their Something” at the 2010 ‘America Celebrates the Fourth of July’ at the Ford Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Has twice broken the Billboard Hot 100 record for a song’s biggest leap to #1. First with “A Moment Like This” in 2002 (52-1) and with “My Life Would Suck Without You” in 2009 (97-1).
Engaged to Blake Shelton’s manager, Brandon Blackstock, son of her manager, Narvel Blackstock, and stepson of Reba McEntire [December 14, 2012].
Her music video for “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” placed #4 on VH1’s Top 20 Videos of 2012.
Was offered scholarships to three universities but decided to pursue a music career.
Her soul-mate is her puppy Joplin, a black poodle mix she adopted in 2011.
Daughter-in-law of Narvel Blackstock. Stepdaughter-in-law of Reba McEntire.
(October 20, 2013) Married her boyfriend of 20 months Brandon Blackstock at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee, following a 10-month-long engagement.
Sister-in-law of Shelby Blackstock.
Has 2 stepchildren: stepdaughter, Savannah Blackstock (b. June 7, 2002) & stepson, Seth Blackstock (b. November 26, 2006).
Has 2 children: daughter, River Rose Blackstock (b. June 12, 2014) & son, Remington Alexander “Remy” Blackstock (b. April 12, 2016) with husband, Brandon Blackstock.
Returned to work 3 months after giving birth to her daughter River to begin recording her fifth studio album.
Returned to work 2 months after giving birth to her son Remington to begin recording her sixth studio album.
Since U Been Gone notoriously replicates the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’s song Maps yet lead singer Karen O was never able to get songwriting credit. She compared it to getting bitten by a “poisonous varmint”.
(May 2, 2019) Hours after hosting the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas for the second consecutive year, Clarkson underwent surgery to get her appendix removed. She had “broken down in tears after the show from pain” and immediately flew back home once the awards show wrapped. Clarkson had the surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and is now “feeling awesome” as she recovers.

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