‘My new name more fully reflects who I am’: Kelly Clarkson tries to change name to Kelly Brianne after divorce
Kelly Clarkson has officially applied to change her name to Kelly Brianne.
The 39-year-old artist said on Monday she wants to change her first and middle name as her “new name more fully reflects who she is,” according to court documents reviewed by US Weekly.
Another hearing in this case is scheduled for March 28, the newspaper reports.
Latest: Kelly Clarkson, 39, has applied to legally change her name to Kelly Brianne because she says her “new name more fully reflects who she is.” The singer was photographed last month
The Fort Worth, Texas star spent more than a year and a half going through a divorce from Brandon Blackstock, 45, with whom she shares a seven-year-old daughter, River Rose, and a five-year-old son, Remington Alexander.
Prior to the split, she was also stepmother to his two children with ex-wife Melissa Ashworth, 19-year-old Savannah and 14-year-old Seth.
Show host Kelly Clarkson originally filed for divorce from Blackstock in June 2020, saying the marriage had “irreconcilable differences” that began when the couple married in October 2013.
In court last month, the A Moment Like This singer ceded 5.12 percent of the $17.8 million Montana ranch they lived on to Blackstock, which is worth about $908,800, according to the publication.
Brandon Blackstock was photographed in January 2020 at an event in Los Angeles.
Last fall, the artist was spotted on the set of her talk show The Kelly Clarkson Show.
The court ordered the My Life Would Suck Without You artist to pay Blackstock $150,000 in monthly spousal support, with an additional $45,601 for their children.
The Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) singer, who shares joint physical and legal custody of her two children with Blackstock, told Extra last fall that she and Blackstock had “a lot of help in the form of therapists or child psychologists” for their children because that they want to do it right,” adding, “Everyone is sad, and it’s okay to be sad.”
The Miss Independent vocalist spoke on her program last year about co-parenting with Blackstock.
“I know it’s just hard with me and Brandon because we’re in different places,” she said. “And it seems that we both agree on the main thing, but it’s hard when you’re not together all the time, for me personally.
“As long as you’re sure it’s about the kids and their best interests, we’re both on board.”