Kelly Clarkson’s name change to Kelly Brianne finalized in court


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It’s official! Kelly Clarkson is no longer Kelly Clarkson.

The “Voice” trainer and talk show host won a legal name change in Los Angeles Superior Court this week.

Documents obtained by Fox News Digital confirm Kelly dropped Clarkson as her last name. Her legal name is now Kelly Brianne. Brianne was the star’s middle name at birth.

A Clarkson attorney filed a name change petition on his behalf in a Los Angeles court in February.

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Kelly Brianne recently settled her divorce from Brandon Blackstock.
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The 39-year-old artist has previously written in court documents that his new name “more fully reflects who I am”.

Clarkson’s name change comes just weeks after settling her divorce from Brandon Blackstock. The singer of “Since You’ve Been Gone” filed for divorce in June 2020, citing “irreconcilable differences” after about seven years of marriage.

The couple share daughter River Rose, 7, and son Remington Alexander, 5.

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The mother-of-two dropped Clarkson from her name.  She will now go through Kelly Brianne.

The mother-of-two dropped Clarkson from her name. She will now go through Kelly Brianne.
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According to court documents, Clarkson agreed to pay Blackstock spousal support totaling $115,000 a month until Jan. 31, 2024, but those payments would end if Blackstock remarried before then or if either party died. before.

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Kelly Brianne
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The talk show host will also have to pay her ex $45,601 a month in child support. Spousal and child support payments were to begin February 1, 2022.

Clarkson and Blackstock tied the knot on October 20, 2013, after meeting him at a rehearsal for the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2006, People reported. The star was on hand to sing a duet of “What Hurts the Most” with Rascal Flatts. Blackstock was the band’s tour manager at the time.


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