Listing all the things Kelly Clarkson does would take all day, but the one thing that always comes first is her family. The American Idol alum is such an incredible mom to her kids, River Rose and Remington, and their cutest moments are enough to make anyone say “aww!”
The Kelly Clarkson Show host shares her beloved children with her estranged husband, Brandon Blackstock. The former couple wed in 2013, making Kelly the stepmom of his two kids, Savannah and Seth, from a previous relationship. They then started their own family when the TV star gave birth to River in 2014, followed by Remington in 2016.
Kelly and Brandon raised their blended brood together until calling it quits in June 2020. At the time, Closer confirmed the “Because of You” artist filed for divorce and cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason, according to court documents. The most recent update from their divorce proceeding comes in July 2021, when Kelly requested the two be legally separated until they come to an agreement on things like spousal and child support.
Despite the dragged-out divorce, the iconic entertainer and the music executive have been trying to put their differences aside for the sake of their children. At the time Kelly filed, a source said their kids were their No. 1 “priority.” The insider told Closer, “They’re on board about moving forward with coparenting as their prime concern.”
Considering Kelly and Brandon’s youngest children are “very close” with their stepsiblings, the former pair are doing all they can to make “this transition as easy as possible,” the source noted. “It’s going to be an emotionally tough road ahead.”
It doesn’t come as a shock that Kelly is putting her kiddos first following her divorce considering she’s always been a dedicated parent. In September 2019, she landed her hosting gig on the Kelly Clarkson Show and revealed she made sure her clan came first when she was figuring out the daytime talk show.
“When we were doing the schedule for the show, I was like, ‘I have to drop my kids off at school and I’m always the one who puts them to bed,'” she explained to People. “You just have to prioritize and juggle and make people know it’s an important thing. And don’t feel guilty about it.”
In the past, the “Since U Been Gone” songstress has emphasized many times how she’ll never let her career take her away from her children. “While I love music, my family comes first,” she gushed to Closer in 2018. “There are days where s–t hits the fan, and I’m crying because there’s not enough time to do everything. But that’s [every] mom. You’re molding lives and you don’t want to suck at it!”
Scroll below to see Kelly’s cutest moments with her kids, River and Remington!
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