Kelly Clarkson played nice with her ex-husband this summer.
After a “rough couple of years” ask Clarkson put it, the singer took the summer off from Los Angeles, CA. and headed to Montana.
The talk-show host revealed in a new interview on “TODAY,” that she and her two kids, River (8) and Remi (6) along with her ex-husband hung out at her ranch.
Kelly Clarkson Spent Her Entire Summer In Montana
“It’s obviously been a rough couple years so it was really important to me to, like, shut down for a minute,” she explained. “I literally four-wheeled in the mountains, and I have a lot of water on my property so my sister, my nephew and I, and a couple friends just spent the whole summer in the mountains, just hanging out in nature.”
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Clarkson noted that her ex, Brandon Blackstock, joined them for some adventures in Montana.
“The kids were with me and with their dad. It was nice because they usually have to travel a lot because of our separation so we were both in Montana so, it was the first time I think my kids felt more centered as well,” she said.
Kelly Hung Out With Her Ex-Husband This Summer
The “American Idol” alum turned 40 this year and had a lot to celebrate.
She settled her divorce from Blackstock earlier this year and was able to keep her Montana ranch.
According to the custody agreement, Clarkson will pay Blackstock a massive one-time payment, and ongoing child support. On a monthly basis, she will pay her ex-husband child support for the River and Remi.
Clarkson began paying Blackstock a total of $45,601 per month, for both children, on February 1.
She filed for divorce in June 2020 after seven years of marriage and cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the divorce.
In addition to getting her divorce finalized, Clarkson also changed her legal name.
She officially changed her name to “Kelly Brianne.”
2022 Brought A Divorce & Name Change For Kelly Clarkson
In legal documents obtained by The Blast, the ‘Voice’ coach’s desire to legally change her name to “Kelly Brianne” has been granted!
The singer’s full legal name is Kelly Brianne Clarkson, but it has been legally changed to just Kelly Brianne. It became official in a Superior Court of California on March 28th.
The legal document also states, “The court adopts its tentative ruling as the Order of the Court as follows: There being no objections, the petition for change of name is granted. The Decree is signed and filed. The Petitioner’s name is changed from Kelly Brianne Clarkson to Kelly Brianne.”
When filing to legally change her name, Clarkson had to give a reason for the name change.
In previous court documents obtained by us, she wrote, “My new name more fully reflects who I am.”
The form was initially filed on February 14th – Valentine’s Day – so it looks like Kelly wants to spend the new year focusing on some self-love.
“I’m not concerned about it,” the singer said. “My life gets exponentially better each year. Which is what should happen, you should get wiser.”
She continued, “I’m really excited. Everything’s in a good place now.”