Kelly Clarkson says she will continue to use “Clarkson” as her last name professionally after legally changing it to Kelly Brianne.
The singer and talk show host launched court proceedings in February this year to change her name after splitting from her husband, talent manager Brandon Blackstock, in 2020.
The former couple began the divorce process in June of that year, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their separation.
According to court records obtained by US, the 39-year-old singer has now completed her legal name change to Kelly Brianne, weeks after her divorce was finalized.
“Since there are no objections, the request for a name change is granted,” the documents say. “The decree is signed and submitted. The petitioner’s name is changed from KELLY BRIANNE CLARKSON to KELLY BRIANNE.”
However, the singer has clarified that she will continue to use Clarkson as her surname professionally.
“I just got divorced, so I had to drop my married last name,” the “Stronger” singer said folks (the TV show!). “I only kept my middle name for my personal life. I’m still Kelly Clarkson.”
“I don’t think I can change Clarkson at this point. I’m 20 years old,” she added.
Clarkson and Blackstock were married for almost seven years before announcing their split. They share two children: seven-year-old daughter River and five-year-old son Remington.
Clarkson was legally singled out in September 2021 and was given primary physical custody of the children in November 2020.
On her talk show, the singer spoke candidly about the realities of adjusting to the breakup while still being parents together, revealing that her children have been in therapy to cope with the transition.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/kelly-clarkson-name-change-divorce-b2047140.html Kelly Clarkson will keep her professional name after the divorce