Kelly Clarkson spoke on “The Angie Martinez IRL Podcast” in March 2023, when she addressed single parenthood for the first time. Her frank interview occurred two years after she divorced her children’s father.
One of the things the country music artist did to guarantee she was parenting her kids properly. The actress said that she asked her kids whether they were pleased every night before hugging and putting them to bed.
Clarkson said that if the response was negative, she would ask the youngsters what would make them happy. Nevertheless, their replies had been negative for the last two years, and she said, that kills her.
Despite this, she encouraged them to be truthful and did not discourage them from doing so. The actress said that her kids acknowledged to being unhappy at times, saying that they wish Mama and Daddy lived together.
Clarkson needed people to be honest with her, even though their replies hurt at times, and she was trying her best. The nicest thing was that, having grown up in a split household, the musician understood, but she promised her kids that they would figure it out together.
The presenter of “The Kelly Clarkson Show” also assured her kids that they were loved by both her and their dad. The actress thought it was important to talk with her kids and let them say what they were feeling.
The mom of two revealed her affections for her ex-husband in October 2020. The singer revealed that she thought it was “crazy” that after being completely in love with somebody, people would wonder why she couldn’t get over them quicker.
Clarkson also said that she didn’t believe the emotion had gone away. However, the singer’s divorce from her spouse was acrimonious, and she was the one who chose to call it quits.
Brandon Blackstock sought $436,000 a month in spousal and child support from his wife in their divorce in 2020. After seven years of marriage, “The Voice” coach filed for divorce in June 2020.
Brandon had been equally outrageous in his claims for his lawyer’s costs, according to a source at the time. The singer promised to cover their children’s costs, however the music manager believed he was still entitled to $135,000 in child support and $301,000 in spousal support.
Brandon would collect more than $5.2 million each year as a result. According to the source, Clarkson’s ex sought $2 million to pay legal bills, regardless of the fact that he was the one driving up the price by hiring seven attorneys.
Reba McEntire, who was married to Brandon’s father, Narvel Blackstock, until their sad 2015 divorce, was another individual who had contact with the Blackstock men. In 2021, the iconic singer was questioned about whether she had mentored Clarkson or offered her any advice during her divorce.
McEntire said that she adored and knew Clarkson and Brandon, the former being a close friend and the latter her stepson. The legendary singer said she was “pulling” for them and hoped they were well and happy during this period.
The country music artist hoped that everyone would support the former marriage since she loved them both. Brandon desired more than just money in his divorce. He also wanted more attention paid to their kids.
According to the source, Brandon wanted his kids to travel between Los Angeles and Montana, where he resided. However, despite Los Angeles being “undeniably” their “home base,” they would have had to remain in Montana.
Since the kids had not resided in Montana, the court ordered their father to go to Los Angeles. He would have parenting time and visitation at his ex-Woodvale wife’s home, and a court determined that Clarkson would have primary custody of River Rose and Remington Alexander in November 2020.
It was established that it was in the children’s best interests to continue getting the same stability they had always known. The court noticed that Brandon and Clarkson’s dispute had intensified, and they were having difficulty co-parenting due to trust concerns.