The winner of the first ever American Idol in 2002, recently filed for divorce from her husband Brandon Blackstock. The pair tied the knot in 2013 and have two children together; 6 year old daughter River Rose and 4 year old son Remington Alexander. Blackstock also has two children from his previous marriage, Savannah, 18 and Seth, 13.
Clarkson opened up about her divorce in an interview with Sunday Today host Willie Geist. While she did not delve too deep into the details she did mention that the process of getting divorced has not been easy.
“I mean, it’s no secret. My life has been a little bit of a dumpster. Personally, it’s been a little hard the last couple months. I’ve been talking to friends that have been through a divorce, she continued. I don’t know how people go through that without having some kind of outlet because it is the worst thing ever for everyone involved.”
Clarkson went on to explain that she did not want to be too open about her divorce at the present time as her kids are involved. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, she said “There are a lot of little hearts involved in this and while people feel, ‘Oh my gosh, what a loss …’ imagine how it is in the epicenter of the storm. It’s a lot to process and deal with, just as a family. So because it’s not just me, I probably won’t go too deep with it.”
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She did add that she would eventually talk more about it when she feels ready as she is an open person and wants to be open about this aspect of her life as well.