Kelly Clarkson clashes with ex mom-in-law Reba McEntire for meddling in her divorce
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Reba McEntire is believed to be not on good terms with her former step-daughter-in-law Kelly Clarkson, as she still wants her to be with Brandon Blackstock. Clarkson and Blackstock went their separate ways in 2021, and the duo’s divorce was settled in March last year, which saw the ‘Stronger’ singer pay a huge one-time payment of more than $1.3 million along with $45,601 in monthly child support for their two children.
But as per reports, Kelly’s former mother-in-law, McEntire, who is also her co-star on ‘The Voice’, has still been trying to bring the ex-pair together, which the 40-year-old does not like. A source said, “They have to play nice for the cameras, but things are really tense between them," reported RadarOnline.com. “Reba's got it in her head that Kelly should take Brandon back, which has really upset Kelly. For some reason, Reba just can't accept that it's over,” the source further added.
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‘She thinks it would be better for the kids’
The insider went on to spill, “Reba has this delusional hope Brandon and Kelly could work things out. She thinks it would be better for the kids. Kelly's not having any of it. She thinks Reba should leave The Voice. The tension's boiling over — and everyone's worried it's going to come out on camera.”
This comes a few days after Clarkson disclosed her children’s response to the divorce on the 'Angie Martinez IRL' podcast. She shares eight-year-old River Rose Blackstock and six-year-old Remington Alexander Blackstock with her ex-husband. She reportedly said, “I literally ask my kids every night when we're snuggling, 'Are you happy? And if you're not, what could make you happier?’”
“Sometimes they'll say, especially the past two years, and it kills me and I want them to be honest, so I don't ever say, 'Oh god, don't tell me that,' but a lot of times it would be like, 'You know, I'm just really sad. I wish mommy and daddy were in the same house,’” the 'Breakaway' singer added.
‘She was jealous’
However, it’s not just McEntire and Clarkson drama happening on ‘The Voice’ set. Another coach of the reality show, Blake Shelton, is also apparently not in a good space with his wife, Gwen Stefani.
The couple had worked together on ‘The Voice’ and as per an insider they “played it sweet for the cameras as when they were both coaches,” but “behind the scenes, there was sometimes a clash of egos. He would often get all the attention. And that would hit a nerve — she was jealous.”
According to reports, Shelton will soon leave the singing show after appearing in its new Season 23. In February, he spoke with TODAY’s Carson Daly and revealed, “I think I was close to calling it a day right when COVID hit. And then, because of COVID, I didn’t want to walk away from the show and leave everybody in a bind. I mean, this show changed my life. I’ll stay here until the world kind of gets back to normal again.”