FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2018 file photo shows Kelly Clarkson and her husband Brandon Blackstock at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York. Clarkson has filed for divorce from her husband of nearly seven years. The singer, talk show host and judge filed court papers on June 4 in Los Angeles. The 38-year-old Clarkson and the 43-year-old Blackstock have a 5-year-old daughter and a 4-year-old son.
Photo: Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File
Photo: Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File

Kelly Clarkson files for divorce from husband of six-plus years Brandon Blackstock

Kelly Clarkson filed for divorce from her husband Brandon Blackstock after nearly seven years of marriage.

The syndicated TV show host and “The Voice” coach filed on June 4, according to court papers People magazine received Thursday. The Blast broke the news, confirmed by other outlets soon after. 

Blackstock, a 43-year-old manager of country music acts, married Clarkson in October 2013. They have since had two children: daughter River Rose, 6 on Friday, and son Remington Alexander, 4. 

He has two other children from a previous marriage.

They first met in 2006 at the Academy of Country Music Awards but didn’t date until years later. 

Neither Clarkson nor Blackstock have released any official statement regarding their status. 

Clarkson has been holed up at her Wyoming ranch with Blackstock and the kids since the pandemic began. She was there to coach her singers remotely on the latest season of “The Voice” during the home stretch and has been shooting her syndicated “The Kelly Clarkson Show” virtually from there as well. The show, which debuted last fall, has been a big success and airs in Atlanta on WSB-TV at 10 a.m. weekdays. 

They lived for many years in Nashville but moved to Los Angeles last year so she could focus on her talk show. 

Clarkson in a 2017 Redbook cover story was quite candid about her sex life with Blackstock.

"To keep it family appropriate, let’s say we’re just a lot more active than other couples," she said. "I’m a person who loves change. He loves spontaneity. Having a set time or place [to have sex] would be boring to us."

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