Kelly Clarkson-Brandon Blackstock split: 7-year marriage began with whirlwind wedding, ended with pillow talks
Clarkson said, 'My husband and I were actually talking a lot of pillow talk over months and months of time'
Everything concerning Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock’s relationship was low-key, yet they were adored for being what they really are. The ‘American Idol’ alum never shied away from admitting that Brandon and she had sex every night, calling it only “natural”.
The couple who until recently were spending time with their children, “hustling” while being partners in crime amid the pandemic, have called it quits on their marriage of seven years and decided to walk different paths. It was revealed on June 11 that Kelly Clarkson filed for divorce in Los Angeles on June 4, citing irreconcilable differences according to People.
The news of their breakup comes as a shocker as Clarkson and Blackstock had a rather interesting relationship. The singer had told in an interview that she knew Blackstock was the one she was going to end up with when she first met him during her rehearsals for American Country Music Awards, while the latter was still married to his ex-wife, Melissa Ashworth. Sparks flew between the two instantly when they ran into each other years later in 2012 when Clarkson was performing for Super Bowl. Blake Shelton was accompanied by Blackstock, who was then serving as the county singer’s manager.
Cut to nine months later, media outlets are spewing speculations about them moving in together and even getting engaged discreetly. One month after announcing on Ellen Degeneres’s show that she and Blackstock were “totally going to get married one day”, Clarkson took to Twitter to announce that she was engaged. The singer tweeted, “I'M ENGAGED!!!!!” she wrote on Twitter. “I wanted y'all to know!! Happiest night of my life last night! I am so lucky and am with the greatest man ever :).”
On October 21, 2013, she took everyone by surprise, tweeting, “I'm officially Mrs. Blackstock :) We got married yesterday at Blackberry Farms in TN, the most beautiful place ever!” Their journey of love and life got further exciting when they welcomed the new addition to their family within a few months of marriage. Their daughter, River Rose, was born in June 2014.
The news regarding Clarkson’s second child with Blackstock made for yet another surprise as the singer accidentally announced her pregnancy during a stage performance. Remington Alexander was born in April 2016.
Clarkson and Blackstock’s life together was full of adventure until their respective jobs kept them a little too busy to spend time with each other or as a family. In order to make things work out, the entire family moved to Nashville from LA to stay closer to Clarkson’s work. While she’s been busy with her talk show, ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’, Blackstone is “always on the phone...he’s always working”, the singer told People.
Clarkson said, "My husband and I were actually talking a lot of pillow talk over months and months of time."
“When we vacation — we just took our first family vacation and had a really good chunk of time because we knew things were about to be really busy. He goes off and does stuff with the kids, and then I'll do something else with the other two. We do a really good job of being like, 'I need some me time.” she added, explaining the factors that drew them apart for good.