Kelly Clarkson’s Ex Brandon Blackstock Was Her No. 1 Fan Before Divorce — Learn All About Him

If you don’t know who Kelly Clarkson‘s estranged husband, Brandon Blackstock, is, then you’ve probably been living under a rock. Not only is he the son of TV producer Narvel Blackstock, but his stepmom used to be “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia” singer Reba McEntire. Talk about a superstar family!

Kelly and her ex got married in 2013 and they share two kids, River Rose, 5, and Remington, 3. Brandon, 43, also has two older kids, Savannah and Seth, from his previous marriage to Melissa Ashworth. However, after nearly seven years of marriage, Kelly filed for divorce from Brandon due to “irreconcilable differences,” Closer learned on June 11. She sent in the paperwork on June 4 at a Los Angeles court and previously talked about their marriage struggles on Facebook Live.

“If I sat here and told you that everything was perfect, that’d be a damn lie in anybody’s relationship. But you have to work at it,” the singer explained in November 2018. While speaking to her fans, one of them asked theStronger” musician how she keeps score in a relationship, but Kelly said it’s more about “keeping a tally” of the “discussions” they’ve had.

“I think it’s that,” she explained. “Honestly it goes both ways. Like my husband feels like he constantly needs to talk about the same thing; I feel like the same thing with him. There are always things you’re working on.”

One thing Kelly learned about relationships is that you have to have something in common with your partner. For instance, if you and your lover agree on the topics of “finance, friends, finance and faith,” then you’ll do just fine. But, “if you do not have at least two of those in common, walk away ’cause it ain’t gonna work,” she said. “Maybe if you’re 22 and have at least two of those, then OK.”

Now that Kelly is divorcing Brandon she’ll have to figure out how they’re going to make their new coparenting relationship work for the sake of their kids. We hope they can become amicable exes!

Scroll below to learn everything you need to know about Kelly’s estranged husband!