Singer, “The Voice” coach and talk show host Kelly Clarkson has had a rough year.
Kelly Clarkson Weathers a Storm
She’s getting divorced from her husband of almost seven years, Brandon Blackstock. And the pandemic pushed them to the tipping point. Clarkson realized it was time to split from Blackstock after they quarantined together in Montana.
“The constant time together seemed to make an already challenging situation worse,” a source told Entertainment Tonight of the couple’s coronavirus-induced breakup.
Clarkson has just won primary custody of their children, 5-year-old River Rose and 4-year-old Remington Alexander. But Blackstock is seeking $436,000 in monthly support from Clarkson, plus $2 million for attorneys’ fees, according to TMZ.
Meanwhile, Clarkson is claiming that Blackstock and his father Narvel defrauded her to the tune of millions of dollars.
And through it all, Clarkson has to worry about the toll the divorce is taking on her kids.
“It’s horrible,” Clarkson said of the divorce on a recent episode of her talk show. “There are so many hard parts. The hardest for me is the kids. That’s the hardest for me.”
“I mean, the past few months have been horribly sad,” she added. “But at the same time, I have to think, ‘Hmmm, like, what I say has a domino effect in other people’s lives.'”
Finding the Silver Lining
However, there’s an upside to all that.
In a recent episode of “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” Clarkson said this year will offer her some good material for songwriting. Because she just can’t write songs when she’s happy.
“I generally only write when something’s happening,” Clarkson said. “I never write when I’m happy. And when I do, it sucks. I’ll just be real. Like, when I do, when I write, when I’m happy, it just doesn’t work out.”
“So well, this year should be great,” she added. “So anyway.”
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