Kelly Clarkson filed for divorce from her husband of seven years, Brandon Blackstock, on June 4, 2020. Clarkson has not publicly addressed the news.
However, it has been reported that he has responded to her divorce petition in a new court filing, requesting joint custody of their two children.
Legal documents obtained by The Blast showed Blackstock responded to Clarkson’s divorce petition in court documents that were filed on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. They both agreed on joint legal and physical custody of their two children, 5-year-old daughter River Rose, and 4-year-old son, Remington.
According to the documents, Clarkson requested that the couple’s existing prenuptial agreement be enforced and asked the court to deny spousal support. Blackstock selected “other” in the spousal support box as his response and listed it as “reserved.”
The couple began dating in 2012, were married in 2013, and had two children together. Brandon also has two other children from a previous marriage.
Clarkson and Blackstock listed their Los Angeles home for sale in May 2020 for $10 Million.
The house, which Kelly just listed two days ago, has eight bedrooms, nine bathrooms, two half-baths, and a two-story guest house.
During quarantine, the family had been spending time together at their Montana ranch. Clarkson regularly posted videos for The Kelly Clarkson Show, sharing their time at the ranch and the fun activities they were doing as a family.
The couple met at the 2006 ACM Awards when Clarkson was rehearsing with Rascal Flatts. Blackstock was their tour manager at the time. However, their love story didn’t truly begin until six years later when they saw each other again. After ten months of dating, Blackstock proposed and Clarkson announced the news on social media in December 2012.
I'M ENGAGED!!!!! I wanted y'all to know!! Happiest night of my life last night! I am so lucky and am with the greatest man ever 🙂
— Kelly Clarkson (@kellyclarkson) December 15, 2012
The couple exchanged vows less than a year later in October 2013 in Tennessee.
There are very few details about the reason behind the divorce, and we wish them both the very best in the future.
Watch the couple in happier times below, when Brandon surprised Kelly on stage at her concert.