A US Weekly insider revealed yesterday Kelly Clarkson’s soon-to-be ex-husband has always been “extremely jealous” of her success. This and several other factors seem to be responsible for the imminent divorce.
The insider reports Kelly feels “extremely confident” about her divorce from Brandon Blackstock as it gets finalized.
“The relationship had been on the rocks for a long time. She was the high-income earner with a wildly successful talk show, and is the star of another hit show ‘The Voice.’ Brandon was extremely jealous of it and made her know it.”
The insider goes on to state how humble Clarkson is regarding her success. “[She] can finally enjoy her success without feeling ashamed. Kelly doesn’t take credit for her success but shares it with the team she works with. It’s just who she is.”
Expanding on Brandon’s jealousy, the insider claims Clarkson believes “that Brandon was just using her for her money and lifestyle.” Considering hosting the “Kelly Clarkson Show” alone brings in almost $2 million in monthly income, it’s not farfetched she thinks that.
“The marriage was really, really awful at the end. … Kelly felt that she could no longer trust Brandon. She had a lot of questions that he just couldn’t answer,” the insider continued. “She just wasn’t willing to look the other way anymore.”
This is all unsurprising considering how the couple’s relationship has spiraled downwards the last couple of years.
Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock’s Relationship History
Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock’s relationship has been through a lot in the past decade. The couple began dating in 2011 and were married in October 2013.
In June of next year, Clarkson had Blackstock’s daughter, with a son arriving in August 2015. Despite a seemingly happy seven years of marriage, Kelly filed for divorce in June 2020.
Things began escalating when Clarkson’s management company, which was run by her father-in-law, sued her. The company alleged Clarkson owed it $1.4 million in unpaid commissions. Clarkson responded by countersuing, saying the company violated the California Labor Code.
The couple also fought over their Montana ranch and whether to sell it. Clarkson viewed it as a financial burden since it cost $81,000 a month to maintain. However, Blackstock wanted to keep it and become a rodeo manager.
Despite her immense marital troubles, Kelly retains a positive outlook.
“You are thankful, and I’m a very strong individual. I’m very confident, and I’ve been forced to find that in myself. I’ve been forced to at a very early age. At some point, I say thank you to my father, who passed away last year. But I thank him as I wouldn’t have been able to be all that I am right now without all of that. So, you just take your cards you’re dealt, and you do the best you can with them.”
Hopefully, Clarkson and Blackstock’s issues will be resolved amicably soon.