Kelly Clarkson is now Kelly Brianne, singer goes for legal change of name
Entertainer Kelly Clarkson, 39, has filed to legally change her name to Kelly Brianne. She stated that she was taking the decision because she thinks that the "new name more fully reflects who she is." Her new name, 'Kelly Brianne', is just her first and middle name. The next hearing for her change of name is scheduled for March 28.
Kelly Clarkson, in the recent past, has spent a good year and a half, working through her divorce with now ex-husband Brandon Blackstock. She shares her daughter River Rose, 7, and son Remington Alexander, 5, with her ex, Blackstock, who is 45 years old.
After she got married to Brandon Blackstock, she had also been step-parenting Blackstock's kids Savannah, 19 and Seth, 14, his kids from his previous marriage with ex-wife Mellissa Ashworth. The Kelly Clarkson Show host had initially filed for divorce from Blackstock in June of 2020. She stated that there were 'irreconcilable differences' in the marriage, which began only a few months after the pair had tied the knot in October of 2013.
Fans think that the decision of changing her name amid her divorce might be a good thing for Clarkson since she's feeling empowered and has glowed up after spliting from Blackstock. Clarkson had spoken last year, about her co-parenting alongside Blackstock. "I know with me and Brandon, it’s just a difficult thing because we’re in different places," she said. "And it’s like, we both agree on the main things, but it’s a hard thing when you’re not together all the time, for me personally. As long as you make sure it’s about the children and their best interests, then we’re both on board." Clarkson also reported that her children had been feeling sad because of their parents' divorce. "Everyone’s sad and it’s OK to be sad," Clarkson said in a conversation with Extra.