Is Kelly Clarkson changing her name amid her divorce from Brandon Blackstock?
The superstar and just-announced American Song Contest host has filed to legally change her name to Kelly Brianne, according to court documents obtained by US Weekly.
The outlet reported that the court documents, which were filed on Monday, February 14, said that the Texas native had “a desire” to drop her last name and would rather go by her first and middle names.
“My new name more fully reflects who I am,” Clarkson reportedly said in the court documents.
A court hearing for the name change is set to take place on March 28.
In June of 2020, after seven years of marriage, the “Since U Been Gone” singer filed for divorce from Blackstock, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
While the divorce has yet to be 100% finalized, the former couple recently agreed upon the ownership details of the Montana ranch they once shared. Clarkson has agreed to give Blackstock 5.12 percent of the property, which allegedly amounts to $908,800.
Clarkson and Blackstock have two children together: River, 7, and Remington, 5. She was previously ordered to pay $150,000 per month in spousal support and an additional $45,601 per month to Blackstock to “benefit” their children.
Amid the divorce, Clarkson has kept busy with work, releasing a Christmas album, continuing her Emmy-award winning talk show as well as appearing as a coach on Season 20 of NBC’s The Voice, and more.
Clarkson recently revealed that she will co-host a new reality show called American Song Contest alongside Snoop Dogg.