Kelly Clarkson Has “Only Been In Love” With Her Ex-Husband, Brandon Blackstock

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Kelly Clarkson Reflects On The Subject Of Love, And How She “Only” Ever Felt Deep Love For Her Ex Brandon Blackstock

Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock were married for nearly seven years when Kelly filed for divorce in June 2020. A lengthy legal battle ensued between the two, and their divorce was finally finalized in March 2022.

Clarkson and Blackstock share two children, a daughter named River Rose and a son named Remington Alexander. Primary physical custody was granted to Clarkson.

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Earlier this year, Clarkson released her first album since her divorce. Titled Chemistry, the record includes songs that seem to reflect her emotions around the end of her marriage.


Kelly Opens Up About Love & Why It’s “Been A Hard Go” For Her

Clarkson recently opened up about the subject of love during a conversation on The New Yorker Radio Hour podcast. While she doesn’t “hate love,” she admitted that love hasn’t been easy.

Love has been a hard go for me. Whether it’s parents or friendships even, sometimes,” she said.

Clarkson went on to explain how she feels she’s only ever been in deep, true love with Blackstock:

“I’ve only been in love, love like that, with my ex,” she said. “But it doesn’t seem to work out so great for me. Then you have to go, ‘What’s wrong with me at some point?'”


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Because love has been hard on her, Clarkson often struggles to write love songs. She said:

“Writing love songs is hard for me. It’s never been easy for me. Whenever I write a love song there’s always that elephant in the room of, like, sadness as well.”

Though Clarkson does have a few love songs in her catalog, including a song called “Magic.” It’s one of the tracks on Chemistry, and you can listen to it below.