KELLY Clarkson is divorcing husband Brandon Blackstock after seven years of marriage.
The two share two children together, and Kelly is stepmother to Brandon’s children from a previous relationship.
Kelly Clarkson filed for divorce from Brandon Blackstock in June[/caption]
The talk show host cites “irreconcilable differences” as the reason behind their split.
Why are Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock getting a divorce?
Singer, songwriter and television star Kelly Clarkson is divorcing husband Brandon Blackstock after seven years as a married couple.
Kelly filed for divorce in Los Angeles on June 4 citing “irreconcilable differences”.
The pair married in 2013[/caption]
Clarkson met her music manager and soon-to-be-ex backstage at a rehearsal for the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2006.
The pair got engaged in December 2012 and married a year later at a luxury estate in Tennessee.
How many children do they have together?
Blackstock and Clarkson, who wed in 2013, have two children together: 6-year-old daughter River Rose and 4-year-old son Remington Alexander.
Blackstock is also father to son Seth, 13, and Savannah, 18, from a previous marriage.
The Blackstock/Clarkson family[/caption]
According to court documents obtained by ET, Clarkson will be requesting joint legal and physical custody of their two kids.
What has she said about her divorce?
Kelly got candid about her divorce on Sunday Today with Willie Geist, claiming that her life was a “dumpster.”
“I mean, it’s no secret. My life has been a little bit of a dumpster,” she said. “Personally, it’s been a little hard the last couple months.”
A source said the two had struggled to make their marriage work[/caption]
“I’ve been talking to friends that have been through divorce. I don’t know how people go through that without having some kind of outlet because it is the worst thing ever for everyone involved,” the Since U Been Gone hitmaker added.
A source revealed to ET that the pair decided to call it quits “after realizing the relationship hasn’t been working for a while.”
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She told the Los Angeles Times that she didn’t have any immediate plans to discuss the reasons behind her divorce out of respect for her children.
Kelly has said she won’t reveal many details behind why the pair are separating[/caption]
“I am a very open person, but I’m not going to be able to be truly open about this in certain aspects because there’s kids involved,” she said in a recent interview with the outlet
“I think that I will navigate a way in which to be open and honest about it eventually, probably via the show, and it’ll probably, I’m assuming, happen organically when someone says something in conversation or something,” she added, noting that she’s cautious since “there are a lot of little hearts involved.”