Kelly Clarkson said Getting a Divorce was the Hardest thing She Ever Did: ‘It’s Horrible’

Kelly Brianne Clarkson, popularly known as Kelly Clarkson, is an American singer, songwriter, writer, and TV personality. She first rose to fame in 2002 by winning the first season of American Idol.

Her debut single, A Moment Like This, became America’s bestselling single in 2002.

The Catch My Breath singer married her talent manager Brandon Blackstock in 2013 after going out with him for almost two years.

Clarkson first met the 43-year-old music manager in 2006 at a rehearsal for the Academy of Country Music Awards. According to Us Weekly, Clarkson was very excited about her wedding with Brandon.

“I’m too happy. He’s ruining my creativity. I’m writing all this happy s—t. It’s killing me, she told the outlet before exchanging vows with her then-love-of-life.

The couple welcomed their first child, daughter River in 2014. Two years later, the singer gave birth to her second child, son, Remington.

Meanwhile, Blackstock also had two children, a son, and a daughter, from his previous marriage to Melissa Ashworth.

Speaking of her motherhood experience with Us Weekly, the Stronger singer said that it was the most challenging job out of all her jobs.

“I think parenting changes you in the best of ways. It’s made me stronger, but it’s definitely hard. It’s the hardest job out of all the jobs. I think it makes you selfless. It makes you really prioritize.”

In June 2020, it was reported that Kelly filed for divorce from her husband, Brandon, “Kelly Clarkson is ending her nearly seven-year marriage to husband Brandon Blackstock.

Citing irreconcilable differences, the singer, 38, filed for divorce in Los Angeles on June 4, according to documents obtained by PEOPLE on Thursday. The papers list the couple’s separation date as ‘TBD.’”

In December 2020, in a candid discussion with Alicia Keys and Glennon Doyle on The Kelly Clarkson Show , the singer revealed that going through a divorce was one of her most difficult life experiences.

“I’m obviously going through one right now. It’s horrible. There are so many hard parts. The hardest for me is the kids. That’s the hardest for me.”

In March 2022, PEOPLE reported that Clarkson finalized her divorce with her ex-husband Brandon and was ready to move on to the new chapter of her life.

“Kelly is obviously happy to have the divorce finalized,” as revealed by an insider. “The kids have always been her main priority through everything. She truly is able to begin the next chapter of her life with her kids, and she’s also busier than ever with her career. She’s in a great place.”

The outlet reported that the former couple agreed to share the custody of the children, but they will primarily live with their mother at her home in Los Angeles.

“Kelly always worked so hard and is a great mom. She is very relieved that the divorce is settled. She just wants to be with her children.”

“The Kelly Clarkson Show host agreed to give Blackstock a one-time payment of just over $1.3 million, as well as a monthly child support payment of $45,601, which began on Feb. 1,” Per PEOPLE.

She’ll also pay her ex $115,000 in spousal support per month until Jan. 31, 2024, but will keep ownership of both of their Montana properties. Blackstock will pay Clarkson $2,000 a month while he stays at the former couple’s Montana ranch until June.”

“The ‘Since U Been Gone’ singer will keep the family pets, multiple cars including a Ford Bronco, a Ford F-250 and a Porsche Cayenne, as well as a flight simulator.”

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Sources: Us WeeklyPEOPLE

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