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Kelly Clarkson says she will be "single" forever after painful divorce with former husband

Kelly Clarkson says she will be "single" forever after painful divorce with former husband

Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock's divorce was very messy but the mother of two has managed to come out of it stronger.

When Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock were together no one could have imagined that their marriage would go up in flames. Not only did the two part ways, but their divorce was a rather messy affair. According to The Blast, the mother of two legally filed for divorce in June 2020 in the Los Angeles court citing irreconcilable differences.

It left most people in shock and disbelief as the pair appeared to be in good spirits right before the news was announced. They seemed to be happy in an episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, which featured a tour of their Montana cabin where the couple was quarantined with their kids. 

Netizens were divided in opinion when the news of their divorce broke out. While some respected Clarkson's decision many trolled her claiming that the breakup was a result of her busy schedule. The Stronger singer didn't hold her silence after hearing such things and she eventually slammed her haters, reports PEOPLE.



 

"Wow," wrote the 38-year-old on Twitter. "Shaming a woman who has a great work ethic, is a great mom, and who steps up and fills in when a friend asks for a favor because that’s actually what 'good old country girls' do.... this can’t be who you are deep down." She added, "I have more faith in your heart. Aim higher please." But as for her divorce procedure, Clarkson knew it wasn't going to be an easy journey.

Although Clarkson and Blackstock tried to remain civil and amicable, the lawsuit lasted for over a year. And the fact that her former husband was trying to walk away with a portion of her fortune from the divorce didn't help it. The pair had signed a prenuptial agreement that granted Clarkson sole ownership of her property, but she never imagined that he would try to contest it and take it to trial, per TMZ. That being said, the trial was rejected. 

"The Court, therefore, rejects Respondent's [Brandon's] position that the Montana Ranch and other Montana properties are marital property owned 50/50 by the Parties," read the judge's order. While all this was going on, Blackstock remained on the ranch, refusing to move out. An insider claimed that the singer viewed him as a squatter and was trying to evict him from her property. 



 

Three months after filing for divorce Clarkson was legally declared single but was also ordered to pay 200,000 in spousal support to her former husband every month. The Because of You singer seemed to be fine with this. What happened next, brought her a lot of joy as the court granted her primary custody of their two kids.

Despite all the hassle, Clarkson revealed that she did not regret a thing. "I regret nothing. Even unfortunate things that happen in your life or hard things, 'cause we can do hard things. But also I feel like that’s what shapes you, it’s what makes you a better person, it’s what makes you recognize: OK, I missed those red flags, I missed that, I ignored that on purpose." During a segment with Andy Cohen, she revealed how she had decided to be "single forever" as she had trouble recognizing the "red flags" in bad dates, per Page Six.

Cover image source: Getty | Photo by Frazer Harrison

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