Kelly Clarkson and her husband (slash manager) Brandon Blackstock are splitting up after seven years of marriage after Kelly filed for divorce *cry emoji*.
A source told Entertainment Tonight that “Kelly and Brandon had been having problems for several months and were making a conscious effort to work things out. They both hoped quarantining away from LA in Montana would help them work things out in their marriage, but instead the change in environment was actually detrimental”.
According to the source, “the constant time together seemed to make an already challenging situation worse”, and Kelly’s career “definitely helped to keep her mind off things, but this recent downtime gave her the time she needed to think about her life and her marriage”.
Kelly and Brandon have two children together, River Rose and Remington Alexander, and “haven’t cut each other off”.
The source also confirmed that Kelly started divorce proceedings a few weeks about as she “knew she just needed to follow her heart and finally realized that divorce was her only option”.
Finally the source said, “They are both heartbroken, but their plan is to put the kids first. Their focus is on co-parenting and moving forward, as this is the last place they ever thought they would be. They both understand divorce is never easy for children, but Kelly and Brandon are great parents. It’ll just take time”.