Kelly Clarkson has finally spoken out about her traumatic divorce from her spouse of almost seven years, Brandon Blackstock, after two years of waiting to feel ready to do so.
Clarkson filed for divorce in June 2020, claiming “irreconcilable differences,” The famous couple eventually split up in 2021.
However, Kelly and Brandon haven’t been very forthcoming about the events that led to their breakup, leaving fans around the globe to speculate as to what exactly made them lose love.
However, Clarkson has since spoken out about the choice that “ripped her apart,” and her words are, to put it mildly, devastating.
Kelly Clarkson, who has won a Grammy, doesn’t frequently let admirers into her private sphere.
But it does happen occasionally.
Two years after her high-profile divorce from Brandon Blackstock, whom she had been married to since 2013, the Since U Been Gone singer eventually decided to speak openly about the subject, acknowledging that it was a choice the couple deliberated over carefully.
When asked directly what divorce “does to you,” Clarkson answered honestly while appearing on the IRL podcast. Her open candor makes anyone who can empathize shed a tear.
“It rips you apart whenever you fall in love with someone, and it doesn’t work,” Clarkson said.
“I think the thing about divorce, especially having it publicized, and people thinking they know the whole thing, the hardest part of that is, like, it wasn’t an overnight decision.”
“Anyone that’s been divorced knows that was years in trying to make, not make it work. I never wanted to be part of something to ‘make it work.’”
The 40-year-old added: “I wanted to make it beautiful, I wanted to make it awesome, I wanted to make it everything it possibly could be, and sometimes that just doesn’t happen.”
Before getting proposed in the latter half of 2012, Clarkson and Blackstock dated for six years. River, 8, and Remington, 6, are the couple’s two children born after their October 2013 wedding.
In a later episode of the IRL podcast, Kelly described how the children are adjusting to the reality that their parents are no longer together.
She said: “Sometimes they’ll say, especially the past two years, and it kills me, and I want them to be honest, so I don’t ever say, ‘Oh god, don’t tell me that,’ but a lot of times it would be like, ‘You know, I’m just really sad, I wish mommy and daddy were in the same house.’”
“They’re honest about it; I’m raising that kind of individual.”
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As part of the divorce settlement, it was revealed shortly after Clarkson and Blackstock’s divorce in 2021 was completed that the former would pay the latter an astounding $200,000 per month.
Many were shocked by the figure, but Clarkson allegedly made $1,583,617 monthly. Her financial records are documented legally. We think she can easily cover the cash cost of it.
Kelly is correct; it’s never simple when bonds are severed, and affection fades. Just that both parties seem to be resuming their activities makes me happy.
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