Kelly Clarkson has filed for divorce from her husband of nearly seven years, Brandon Blackstock.
ET Canada can confirm the singer filed in Los Angeles court on June 4. Clarkson and Blackstock, who tied the knot on October 20, 2013, share two children together; daughter River Rose, 5, and son Remington Alexander, 4.
Court documents obtained by ET Canada show the date of separation as “TBD.” Additionally, Clarkson seeks joint-custody of the estranged couple’s two children. The “American Idol” alum cited “irreconcilable differences” and asserted that a 2013 prenup should be honoured.
The family has been in quarantine at Clarkson’s Montana ranch, with her hosting bits for her talk show, “The Kelly Clarkson Show”, from there. Blackstock is also father to son Seth, who wished Clarkson a happy birthday in a sweet message alongside the family in April, and daughter Savannah.
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According to E! News, friends and family are “shocked” by the news.
An insider revealed, “It came out of nowhere. It’s all so sad for the kids. They were always such a loving family. It never seemed like they had any issues.”
Another added that Blackstock was always supportive on set of “The Kelly Clarkson Show”.
“On almost all show days and they were very loving towards one another. They drove home from set together every night,” they said.
The news comes after it was revealed Clarkson was parting ways with her Encino, California, home last month. The property is up for sale for $9.995 million. Clarkson also owns a waterfront mansion in Tennessee.