Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock Had Their Ups and Downs: See the Couple’s Relationship Timeline

Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock Had Their Ups and Downs: See the Couple’s Relationship Timeline

Kelly Clarkson and ex-husband Brandon Blackstock‘s relationship had its ups and downs. Although the couple was largely private, the American Idol alum hinted at trouble several times throughout their marriage prior to filing for divorce.

“If I sat here and told you that everything was perfect, that’d be a damn lie in anybody’s relationship,” the Grammy winner told fans during a Facebook Live in November 2018. “But you have to work at it.”

When a fan sought advice and asked Kelly how she managed to not keep score in the relationship, Kelly confessed was a learning process. “I don’t think it’s a score. I think it’s keeping a tally of how many discussions you’ve had, I think it’s that,” she said. “Honestly, it goes both ways. Like my husband feels like he constantly needs to talk about the same thing; I feel like the same thing with him. There [are] always things you’re working on.”

The “Since You’ve Been Gone” singer and the manager began dating in 2011 and didn’t waste any time settling down. The duo announced their engagement in December 2012 and tied the knot less than a year later.

Within months, Kelly welcomed their first child together, daughter River, in June 2014. She gave birth to son Remington nearly two years later in April 2016. Blackstock shares daughter Savannah and son Seth with ex-wife Melissa Ashworth.

Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse while in quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic. A source told Life & Style Kelly “hated having to self-isolate” with Brandon. “They haven’t been getting along for a while and clash on so many levels.”

The insider added, “They’ve grown apart over the years and being in lockdown together heightened their problems.”

Before Blackstock, the songstress didn’t expect to get married or have kids. “I was very much a gypsy. I just loved traveling … My job was kind of perfect for me in that sense,” she said on The View. “I had a very high bar, like, for if was going to date someone because if I’m going to add someone you have to bring something … ”

In that same interview, she explained that it was being a stepmom to Blackstock’s daughter and son from a previous relationship, who are “amazing,” that made her want to have kids. She gave birth to her daughter in June 2014.

“Our baby girl River Rose Blackstock arrived on June 12th!” she tweeted. “Thank you everyone for all of your well-wishes! Brandon and I are on cloud 9!!”

By 2015, Kelly had a big surprise for her fans during a concert in Los Angeles. “This is not how I wanted to announce [that I’m pregnant]. My makeup artist is backstage hating me. I didn’t want you to think I’m on pills or something,” she told the crowd, according to E!. “I would like to apologize to my husband. This was not planned. I’m just so hormonal. Everything is great, I haven’t vomited yet. That’s a win, y’all.”

In April 2016, the family of three added to their brood. “Our little baby boy has arrived!!” she tweeted at the time. “Remington Alexander Blackstock was born 4/12/16 & he is healthy and we couldn’t be happier or more in love!”

MARCH 2022
Kelly and Brandon reached a settlement in their divorce on March 8, according to TMZ. L.A. Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon signed off on Kelly having primary custody of their two children, while Brandon will have River and Remington one weekend a month, the outlet reports.

Moreover, Brandon will receive $115,00.00 in spousal support ending in January 2024.


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