Kelly Clarkson seeks advice on her divorce from ‘Untamed’ author Glennon Doyle
Kelly Clarkson admits that going through a divorce is “horrible.” On Tuesday’s episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, the talk show host is very sincere with Wild author Glennon Doyle and Alicia Keys on how she is dealing with her split from husband Brandon Blackstock.
Clarkson reveals to his guests that the hardest part of all this is seeing what his two sons, River, 6, and Remington, 4, are going through.
“There are so many difficult parts. The hardest for me are the children. That’s the hardest for me,” she shares. “I think, especially as women, we are trained … to take it all in, and you can deal with that, and you’re fine, but it’s your babies that worry you.”
The 38-year-old singer also receives advice from Doyle, who went through a public divorce from Craig Melton in 2016 and is now married to soccer pro Abby Wambach, on how she should handle her split from Blackstock, which often makes headlines. Clarkson also thanked the author for providing her perspective on their separation.
“I say, ‘This is not happiness for both of us. I feel like we both deserve better, and neither of us would want this for our kids. ‘ Reading that line struck me, and not selfishly, but for the family. It’s like, ‘I don’t want this for anyone on this stage right now.’ It was such a powerful knowledge, “Clarkson said.” Thank you very much. “
The mother-of-two also joked that her mother thought Clarkson was “coming out of the closet” when she sent her a copy of Doyle’s book. “She was like, ‘Is this your way of telling me?'” Clarkson recalled, laughing.
“I was like, ‘What ?!'” He continued. “I was like, ‘Mother, is that what you get from the book? Do you think I’m a lesbian? Did you read the book?'”
More recently, court documents revealed that Clarkson won primary legal custody of her two children. the american idol The student plans to stay in Los Angeles with her children while Blackstock lives primarily at her Montana home, where the family was quarantined earlier this year.
Clarkson initially filed for divorce from Blackstock in June after six years of marriage. At the time of filing, the two had requested joint legal and physical custody of their children. New court documents obtained by ET, however, state that the former couple have been struggling to come to terms with their children in the midst of their divorce.
“The level of conflict between parents has increased,” the document reads. “The parties have difficulties being shared parents due to trust issues between them.”
Also this week, ET confirmed that Blackstock, a 43-year-old talent manager, has filed legal documents requesting that Clarkson pay him $ 436,000 a month. The breakdown is $ 301,000 for spousal support and the remaining $ 135,000 for child support. If his request is granted, Blackstock would receive more than $ 5.2 million per year.
He is also asking his ex for $ 2 million to cover his attorney’s fees.