People: Kelly Clarkson Spotted without Her Wedding Ring for First Time since Filing for Divorce
Last Friday, singer and show host Kelly Clarkson was seen taking a walk in Los Angeles after filing for divorce from her husband. She was notably not wearing her wedding ring.
Clarkson’s sighting last week was the first time the star was seen since she filed for divorce from Brandon Blackstock. She was spotted without her wedding band while walking her dog.
Brandon Blackstock and Kelly Clarkson at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards on January 28, 2018, in New York City | Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty Images
CLARKSON STAYING LOW-KEY
Blackstock is also a father to daughter Savannah, 18, and son Seth, 14. Speaking about “The Kelly Clarkson Show” host, the insider added:
“She has been low-key and mostly stayed at home.”
The informant noted: “She seems to be doing okay.” Clarkson filed for divorce on June 4, 2020, in Los Angeles, according to reports.
FILING FOR DIVORCE
She allegedly cited irreconcilable differences for the divorce. The court documents reportedly list the couple's separation date as "TBD."
Having problems for several months
“The Voice” coach and Blackstock were married in 2013 in a surprise ceremony. Before launching her talk show in 2019, the country musician opened up about moving to Los Angeles from Nashville.
MOVING TO LOS ANGELES
The family decided to move permanently so she could be closer to her work. Speaking about the move last August, she said:
"It was kind of a big decision for us, but it just seemed like a new adventure, honestly.”
At the time, she’d also discussed how great her husband was at pointing things out and pushing her out of her comfort zone. She’d credited these traits as some of the reasons “why we're really great partners in life as well."
The country musician wants joint custody of their two children. She doesn’t want her husband getting spousal support and vice versa but wants their prenuptial agreement to stand.
HAVING MARITAL PROBLEMS
Another source told “Entertainment Tonight (ET),” about how the pair had been “having problems for several months” before their decision to divorce. The couple was said to have tried to make things work.
SELF-ISOFLATING AT THEIR RANCH
Clarkson, her husband, and children had been self-isolating from the novel coronavirus outbreak at their ranch in Montana. They started staying there in March 2020, and hoped the time away would help their marriage.
FAILURE TO RECONCILE
However, “the change in environment was actually detrimental," according to ET’s source. Clarkson met her husband and longtime music manager in 2006 at a rehearsal for the Academy of Country Music Awards.
In December 2012, they got engaged before their wedding the following year.