There’s no denying exes Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock have one of the most precious families. Although the Kelly Clarkson Show star and the music executive called it quits following nearly seven years of marriage, the former couple are focusing on raising their blended brood.
“Kelly and Brandon’s priority is their kids, they’re on board about moving forward with coparenting as their prime concern,” an insider exclusively told Closer Weekly. According to court documents, Kelly filed for divorce on June 4, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason.
The proud parents of four — who tied the knot in October 2013 — are taking their children into consideration as River Rose and Remington were “very close” with stepsiblings Savannah and Seth, from Brandon’s previous marriage to Melissa Ashworth. “They’re working on making this transition as easy as possible for all their kids,” the source explained. “She considers his kids hers … so it’s going to be an emotionally tough road ahead.”
News of the pair’s split comes as a shock to fans considering the “Because of You” songstress seemed so smitten about her longtime love. In fact, Kelly and Brandon’s romance kicked off with a whirlwind start as they got engaged just 10 months after they began dating in 2012.
The “My Life Would Suck Without You” singer sweetly opened up about her relationship with her music manager beau at the time. “I’ve never been truly loved like I am right now,” she gushed to Cosmopolitan in January 2013.
Even before welcoming River Rose and Remington together, Kelly marveled over becoming the proud stepmom to Brandon’s kids. “We all live together and everything. It’s so different, but it’s perfect. They’re awesome, and I actually really dig the mom thing,” Kelly revealed On Air With Ryan Seacrest in 2013.
As the Grammy winner and Brandon expanded their brood with the arrival of River Rose and Remington, she couldn’t have been more thrilled to have such a loving family. “I sound like such a tool but becoming a mother has made me next-level confident,” the “Breakaway” singer shared with Good Housekeeping in 2016. “I’ve never felt more empowered.”
There’s no doubt Kelly is going to totally crush her life as a single lady.
Scroll down below to meet Kelly and Brandon’s blended family!
1 of 4
2 of 4
3 of 4
4 of 4