Full house! Kelly Clarkson loved sharing her family of six’s sweetest moments on social media ahead of her and husband Brandon Blackstock‘s June 2020 split.
The Voice judge and the talent manager tied the knot in Tennessee in October 2013 after two years of dating. Blackstock already shared two children, Savannah and Seth, with his ex-wife, Melissa Ashworth. Clarkson announced that she was pregnant in November 2013, and their daughter, River Rose, arrived seven months later.
“Our baby girl River Rose Blackstock arrived on June 12th!” the Grammy winner wrote at the time. “Thank you everyone for all of your well wishes! Brandon and I are on cloud 9!! :)”
River became a big sister when her baby brother arrived in April 2016. “Our little baby boy has arrived!!” the “Broken & Beautiful” singer tweeted at the time. “Remington Alexander Blackstock was born 4/12/16 & he is healthy & we couldn’t be happier or more in love!”
The Texas native opened up to Redbook about her mom guilt in a 2016 interview. “If you’re a mom, you want to be with your kid every day,” Clarkson said at the time. “You don’t want to miss a moment, you want her to need you and want you and not want somebody else. But I think it’s really important not only for my little girl and our 15-year-old girl and our boys to see that a woman is capable of kicking ass while also being a kickass mom. I’m not gonna BS you, that’s hard.”
The singer added: “There are days where I cry and I’m like, ‘I don’t know if I can handle all this!’ or get it all done. But at the end of the day, 99 percent of the time, it’s awesome and it’s worth it, and that’s what I say to myself.”
Us confirmed in June 2020 that the “Stronger” songstress filed for divorce from Blackstock after nearly seven years of marriage. The exes reached a settlement in March 2022.
Since their split, the estranged couple have been coparenting River and Remington without “difficult[y]” and Clarkson was “hopeful” about the dynamic.
“Brandon only has the kids 25 percent of the time,” an insider exclusively told Us in August 2021. “Kelly and Brandon don’t communicate directly regarding the kids. They use a computer program that is popular between divorcing parents involved in contentious proceedings. Nannies and their lawyers are also used to communicate.”
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