Kelly Clarkson desires to go by Kelly Brianne: Complete story here!
Amid her ongoing divorce from ex Brandon Blackstock, singer Kelly Clarkson has legally filed to change her name to Kelly Brianne, her first and middle name. As per the former American Idol winner, she isn't feeling her well-known name anymore and wants to swap it with her first and middle name that Kelly says better fit her reformed self.
Kelly's decision comes over a year after she filed for divorce from Brianne, whose surname she never adopted. But the singer filing to change her name isn't entirely unrelated to her divorce from Brandon. Fans feel Clarkson's alleged "new me" attitude stemmed from her failed marriage with Brandon.
Kelly Clarkson files to become Kelly Brianne. Photo Source: Instagram
Clarkson's court documents, filed on Monday, read, "a desire to go by her first and middle names because my new name more fully reflects who I am." The Emmy-winning singer will appear for the hearing on March 28. Born on April 24, 1982, in Fort Worth, Texas, Clarkson rose to fame after winning the first season of American Idol in 2002.
The Because of You singer started dating Brandon, talent manager, back in 2012 and walked down the aisle a year later. Blackstock worked as Kelly's manager during their marriage; the former couple share daughter River, 7, and son Remington, 5. Clarkson was also a stepmom to Brandon's kids, Savannah, 19, and Seth, 14, from his previous marriage with Melissa Ashworth.
Clarkson filed for divorce from Brandon in June 2020, citing "irreconciable differences." Source: Entertainment Tonight
The Voice coach, citing irreconcilable differences, filed for divorce in June 2020. The estranged couple shares joint custody of their children. Clarkson hasn't mentioned an amicable relationship with her estranged husband; instead, she says she is working on it. "As long as you make sure it's about the children and their best interests, then we're both on board," Clarkson said on her show, The Kelly Clarkson Show.
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