Her unexpected divorce from husband Brandon Blackstock has been emotionally challenging for her, but her friends believe in her strength which she's beautifully exhibited before.
Kelly Clarkson shocked everyone including her friends and family when she announced that she is splitting with her husband of seven years, Brandon Blackstock. The news of their split was more of a surprise since the couple had moved to their Montana ranch in hopes of mending their marriage during the quarantine.
However, the decision made their relationship, which was already hanging on a thread, break beyond mend and Clarkson filed for divorce on June 4, reported The Blast. The Since You've Been Gone singer realized that "divorce was her only option," reported ET Online.
A source close to them disclosed, "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 L.A. in Montana would help them work things out in their marriage, but instead, the change in environment was actually detrimental."
Clarkson, 38, has immersed herself into work ever since she returned back to her L.A home after the split. A source said, "Kelly is spending time in L.A. with her kids,” reported People. The couple had requested joint legal and physical custody of their two kids together, daughter River, 6, and son Remington, 4.
Clarkson's circumstances have taught her to be strong in difficult situations. The Because Of You singer suffered from abandonment issues as her father walked out of her and her family's lives when she was just six years old. Her attempts at reconciliation with him were also met with ignorance. She turned her grief and pain into passion for the music she created and created a mark for herself in Hollywood.
She's showing the same strength after her divorce with Blackstock. A source told People, "Kelly is a doer, a pusher, someone who forges ahead even when it's difficult for her." The singer has been keeping herself busy with her work at all times. The insider confirmed, "Being busy is a blessing and she knows that."
The three-time Grammy winner has her own NBC daytime talk show which is quite popular among the talk show fans. The Kelly Clarkson Show has helped the singer make her own place in the hearts of the audience as a down to earth and fun person. She's been filming new episodes from her makeshift studio at her home due to the ongoing pandemic and gearing up for the new season of The Voice. Her work for her latest album is also keeping the talkshow host extremely busy.
Sources revealed that Clarkson's music has been her support during tough times. "Music builds her up even if her songs are confronting her troubles," says a friend. "Kelly will come out of this a stronger person," reported People.
The Stronger hitmaker was recently awarded her first Emmy award for outstanding entertainment talk show host. She took this opportunity to thank her estranged husband and ex-manager. As reported by People, she tweeted, "OH MY GOSH!!!!!! What is happening?!!!! This is amazing!!! Thank y’all so much!!! And a MAJOR thank you to my entire crew that really is the reason I won!!! I can’t wait to celebrate with our whole crew when humans can congregate again!! This calls for a PARTY!!!!"
She continued by mentioning Blackstock, "Thank you so much to @BBlackstock for believing in me & convincing me to do @KellyClarksonTV." Blackstock had encouraged the idea of her starting her talk show two years ago.
While the fans were amused by the move, sources close to the estranged couple weren't surprised. A friend said, "Brandon's confidence in her talent and his ability to push the right buttons for her has been great for her career. Kelly's excited, proud and grateful."
The singer being the warm-hearted person that she is, took part in a telethon for Project Angel Food. The Los Angeles-based organization cooks and delivers healthy meals to the needy. Thanking the organization for their duty, dedication, and impact in the community Clarkson said, "Hey what's up, Project Angel Food. I just wanted you to know how awesome you all are for the way that you've led with love during this whole pandemic."
She appreciated the organization's goals and said, "You’ve kept the doors open for people who are most vulnerable to the virus, those who are older and those who are struggling with life-threatening illness. Because of you they've never had to miss a meal. You've worked your tails off every single day to make that happen. It's a really beautiful thing. So I want to dedicate this song to y'all. Keep leading in love, alright?"
The Lead With Love telethon aired on KTLA Channel 5 on Saturday, Jun 27. The proceeds, which neared $697,000, will benefit the organization’s increased need amid the coronavirus pandemic.