Kelly Clarkson is looking to her fellow “Voice” judge Blake Shelton for support during her divorce with Brandon Blackstock but the country singer has a strange tie to her ex. While Us Weekly reports that Shelton has been “supportive and the friend she has needed,” he’s found himself smack dab in the middle of his two friends’ divorce battle. Blackstock has been Shelton’s longtime manager and is in control of the “Kiss My Country Ass” singer’s successful music career.
According to the outlet, Kelly Clarkson has been “leaning” on Blake Shelton since filing for divorce earlier this month. Us Weekly’s source points out that the country superstars have a close friendship and “Blake has been supportive and the friend she has needed, as always.”
They are so tight that they think of each other more like family than friends or “Voice” co-stars. “Blake and Kelly often joke they are siblings,” their source added. Shelton isn’t the only one who’s there for Clarkson but is intertwined to her ex.
The outlet also reports that Kelly Clarkson is looking to Reba McEntire for support. The duo went on tour together in 2008. The tour was called “2 Worlds 2 Voices” and took place over 10 years ago. Here’s the kicker: Reba McEntire is Brandon Blackstock’s stepmother. Talk about a conflict of interest!
Another source told Us Weekly that “[Kelly] broke the [divorce] news to Reba.” While the legendary country star is “supportive of both Brandon and Kelly’s decision to split,” it doesn’t mean she’s happy about it.
“She’s anguished about it,” the source said about Reba, adding that “she’s not one to judge.” The Blast broke the story, Kelly Clarkson filed for divorce from Brandon Blackstock on June 4. She filed for joint legal and physical custody of their two children — five-year-old daughter River Rose and four-year-old son Remington Alexander. They had a prenup in place when they wed back in 2013 so money won’t be an issue between the two. Their divorce comes on the heels of them putting their family home up for sale.