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Kelly Clarkson Wins Custody of Kids Amid Challenging Time Co-parenting with Brandon Blackstock

Olowokandi Fiyin
Dec 01, 2020
06:55 A.M.
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Kelly Clarkson has been awarded custody of her two kids, River Rose and Remington, amid divorce proceedings from her ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock. The former couple faced severe challenges co-parenting.

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Amid the divorce proceedings of Kelly Clarkson and her ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock, the singer has been granted primary physical custody of the two kids, River Rose, 6, and Remington Alexander, 4, they shared.

According to the court documents obtained by People Magazine, the judge ruled In Clarkson's favor citing that the ability to provide stability and continuity for the children rests primarily on her.

Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock during the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Photo: Getty Images

Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock during the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Photo: Getty Images

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The report also added that Clarkson and Blackstock were having difficulty maintaining an amicable split as their conflict level had increased. An excerpt read:

"The parties have a difficult time co-parenting due to issues of trust between them."

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Nevertheless, Blackstock wouldn't be entirely out of his children's lives as the show host would allow him to visit River and Remington at her residence in Woodvale, Los Angeles. Blackstock, a music manager, plans to live in Montana.

The former lovebirds first met in 2006 at the rehearsal for the Academy of Country Music Awards, and it was love at first sight.

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The documents that were finalized in October noted that the kids would be with Blackstock for the Thanksgiving holiday and then also from December 19 all through to Christmas. Clarkson, on the other hand, would have New Year's.

Blackstock and Clarkson both have joint physical and legal custody, but the "American Idol" alum has primary custody. The duo agreed on a set time for Blackstock to Facetime his children every day.

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They all promised not to speak derogatorily about the other parent in front of the children. Fans may recall that Clarkson shocked the world when she filed for divorce from Blackstock in June after almost seven years of marriage.

The former lovebirds first met in 2006 at the rehearsal for the Academy of Country Music Awards, and it was love at first sight.

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They reconnected again six years later at the Super Bowl and began dating once Clarkson discovered that the talent manager was single.

In about 10 months of dating, Blackstock popped the question, and by October 2013, they walked down the aisle. They sealed their love in an intimate outdoor ceremony at Blackberry Farms in Tennessee.

Their daughter River Rose arrived in 2014, and their son Remington came two years after her. During their time together, Clarkson was a doting stepmother to Blackstock's kids from his former relationship.

Blackstock was her manager, with him being listed as an executive producer on her hit talk show, "The Kelly Clarkson Show."

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