How Kelly Clarkson Realized That Being Married to Brandon Blackstock Isn't Happiness for Her
In a recent episode of her show, Kelly Clarkson opened up on the moment she realized that being married to Brandon Blackstock was not happiness for her, which led her to call for an end to their seven-year marriage.
In June this year, singer Kelly Clarkson filed for divorce from her husband of seven years, Brandon Blackstock, after realizing that the union was not what she wanted.
In a recent episode of her self-titled show, Clarkson revealed that she realized that her marriage was not a source of happiness for her and decided to quit. Clarkson chatted with best selling author Glennon Doyle and famous singer Alicia Keys via video call during her show.
Kelly Clarkson at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images
The 38-year-old questioned Doyle on her latest book, which detailed her failed marriage to her ex-husband, Craig Melton, before finding love with football player Abby Wambach.
Clarkson, who shares daughter River, 5, and son Remington, 4, with her ex-husband, revealed that she suffered from the burden of wanting to keep things together because of the kids.
Clarkson quizzed Doyle on the most challenging part of a divorce for her. The author reflected on her failed marriage and admitted that she once stayed in the union for the sake of her daughter. She said that women are raised to avoid a broken home by all means.
Brandon is said to be requesting a monthly $436,000 for spousal and child support.
The American author revealed that contrary to popular belief that good mothers stay in marriages for their children, she left the marriage because she is a good mother.
Doyle's statement excited Clarkson, who revealed that she did not get happiness from her marriage to Brandon and realized that a divorce was best for everyone.
According to recent reports, Clarkson has been awarded primary physical custody of their two children. According to court documents, the ex-couple had a difficult time co-parenting because of trust issues between them.
The new arrangement would see Brandon travel to Los Angeles for visitation and parenting time at the television personality's Woodvale residence on alternate weekends.
Clarkson, on her part, said that she did not see the divorce coming, and her ultimate priority is to protect her children. The singer revealed to her audience that she would not be revealing details of her split in a bid to protect her children.