Celebrity couple, Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock filed for divorce in June 2020. The pair had been married for almost seven years. They share two children together, River, 6, and Remington, 4, as well as Blackstock's kids from a previous relationship, Savannah and Seth.
Clarkson, who is notorious for keeping things real with her fans, got candid about the divorce on the season two premiere of 'The Kelly Clarkson Show'. "Divorce is never easy," she said . "We're both from divorced families, so we know the best thing here is to protect our children and their little hearts." For this reason, at the time, Clarkson said that while she is usually very open, she planned on being more guarded.
"I'm usually very open and I usually talk about everything, but in this case, I will talk a little bit here and there about how it affects me personally, but probably won't go too far into it because I'm a mama bear and my kids come first," she said. "Although I do love you all."
"Kelly knew she just needed to follow her heart and finally realized divorce was her only option," a source told ET . "They are both heartbroken, but their plan is to put the kids first. Their focus is on co-parenting and moving forward, as this is the last place they ever thought they would be. They both understand divorce is never easy for children, but Kelly and Brandon are great parents. It'll just take time."
Sitting for an interview yesterday, October 12, 2020, with her co-host from 'The Voice', Gwen Stefani, Clarkson got candid about how things are going now.
their children River, six, and Remington, four, are getting therapy. "It's just one day when you're like, wow, this has forever changed and it's not just my heart has changed, there are other little hearts too," she told Extra . Clarkson continued, "I have a great family and friends that are there for me... it's a very hard thing to navigate, to be able, to be honest, and share your story, so maybe you can help someone else, but at the same time protecting these little kids you adore."
Kelly noted: "We have a lot of help as far as therapists or child psychologists 'cause we want to do it right... Everyone's sad and it's okay to be sad."