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In the wake of a turbulent divorce, Kelly Clarkson wants to change her name

Kelly Clarkson divorced husband Brandon Blackstock in 2021. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Kelly Clarkson might quickly be Kelly Clarkson no extra.

Multiple shops report that the first particular person to win “American Idol” filed court docket paperwork on Valentine’s Day to change her name to Kelly Brianne. Brianne is her center name, and one which she wrote “more fully reflects who I am.”

The petition is available in the wake of her troublesome divorce from Brandon Blackstock. She was declared legally single in September 2021, and likewise efficiently modified her name again to Kelly Clarkson.

In a 2020 interview with The Times, Clarkson was hesitant to communicate on her divorce out of thoughtfulness for her youngsters.

“I am a very open person, but I’m not going to be able to be truly open about this in certain aspects because there’s kids involved,” she stated. “My children and his older children — there are a lot of little hearts involved in this and while people feel, ‘Oh my gosh, what a loss …’ imagine how it is in the epicenter of the storm. It’s a lot to process and deal with, just as a family.”

More recently, however, she’s been transparent about the toll the split took on her, and the difficulties of quarantining with two children as a single mother. Appearing as a guest Tuesday on “The Kelly Clarkson” show, she spoke matter-of-factly about the mundane realities of everyday life from her home.

“Sometimes women don’t rise. Sometimes we fall,” a pajama-clad Clarkson jokingly advised visitor host Taraji P. Henson. “I thought we were done with quarantining, and I’m so tired. I broke a nail. I’m so broken. This is me broken. My almond milk just expired. America, this is what I look like. You’re welcome.”

This story initially appeared in Los Angeles Times.



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