Kelly Clarkson alludes to reason for split from husband after 7 years

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Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock
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  • Kelly Clarkson is opening up about the lessons she's learned in 2020.
  • The singer and talk show host has called 2020 a "dumpster fire" amid the pandemic and her split from Brandon Blackstock.
  • She recently shared that she's focussed on "being the best version of [herself]" and that means being surrounded by "people that also want to be the best versions of themselves".


Kelly Clarkson has called 2020 a "dumpster fire" amid the pandemic and her split from husband Brandon Blackstock.

The singer and talk show host split from her husband in June. They married in 2013 and have two children together – the music manager also has two children from his previous relationship.

On The Kelly Clarkson Show on Tuesday, the Since U Been Gone singer may have alluded to the possible reason for the couple's split though, reports E! News, as she spoke of "being the best version" of one's self.

"Even at 38, I feel like I'm always changing and progressing in a good sense, in a good way. And I always want to make sure I'm being the best version of myself," she said.

She credited her mom, Jeanne, for giving her advice that helped at the time of her split from her husband.

"My mom has been telling me since I was a kid, 'You are who you surround yourself with.' You want to make sure you're surrounded by people that also want to be the best versions of themselves and also want a good common goal for everyone, not just themselves, right?"

She added: "People, like, could be bad for you in a certain time. And I think that everybody just goes, 'Oh, well that means they're bad.' Well, it doesn't necessarily mean that, it just means that you're on different paths. And I think that that's okay.

"Everybody's on a different learning curve."     

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