Kelly Clarkson’s

Famous Name Is Restored During Ongoing Divorce Drama She can now legally drop ‘Blackstock’ from her last name.

According to legal documents obtained by The Blast, Kelly and Brandon agreed to officially end their marriage while still arguing over money and custody.

In other words, they will continue fighting each other in court over their prenup and assets but will do it as single people.

A judge recently signed off on the pair’s status, and their “marital or domestic partnership status” will end on January 7, 2022. Also, Kelly’s name was restored to “Clarkson” on August 3, 2021.

It should be noted that this is a very common practice in celebrity divorces — mainly because it takes many months to divide up a massive fortune and argue over exactly who gets what.

Either party can go ahead and marry someone else if they so desire. Not that either one, in this case, is pressing to get married.

The talk show host filed for divorce from her husband and music manager in June of 2020, citing “irreconcilable differences.” The ex-couple shares two children, River (7), and Remington (5).

The divorce battle has gone on for several months, and Kelly was temporarily ordered to pay $150,000 a month in spousal support starting on April 1, 2021.