Kelly Clarkson filed for divorce in June 2020.
Going through a divorce is definitely tough for the partners involved in the relationship. Despite trying hard to maintain a cordial relationship, their past differences and lack of proximity often interfere in things such as co-parenting. American singer Kelly Clarkson is going through such a hardship.
According to People, Clarkson admitted that co-parenting with her former husband, Brandon Blackstock was "tough." "You speak about co-parenting, and I'm doing that right now too. It's tough. ... I know with me and Brandon, it's just a difficult thing because we're in different places, and it's like, we both agree on the main things, but it's hard thing when you're not together all the time, for me personally," said the talk show host in a conversation with Khloé Kardashian.
Blackstock and Clarkson share the custody of their daughter River Rose; aged 6 and son Remington Alexander; aged 4.
In the later parts of the interview, Clarkson stated that the former couple pays most attention to the needs of their kids. "As long as you make sure it's about the children and their best interests, then we're both on board," she added.
Clarkson filed for divorce from Blackstock in June 2020 after almost 7 years together. In the days that followed, Clarkson opened up about her worries and reasons for parting ways with Blackstock. In an interview with Glamour, the mother of two explained how the legal separation was going to alter the lives of her children.
"I'm obviously going through [a divorce] right now…. It's horrible. There are so many hard parts. The hardest for me is the kids, that's the hardest for me. I think as women, especially, we're trained to take it all on and you can deal with it and you're fine, but it's your babies you worry about," said the 38-year-old singer.
Clarkson has been worried about its effects on her children and also on her step-children. "Definitely didn't see anything coming that came, but what I'm dealing with is hard — it involves more than just my heart, it involves a lot of little hearts," said the singer. She added, "We have four kids and divorce is never easy. We're both from divorced families. We know the best thing here is to protect our children and their little hearts."
Though she knew the consequences of her action, Kelly affirmed that she went ahead also because she wanted to set an example for her children. “That's what I needed to see to take a step in my own life. I realized this isn't happiness, and we both deserve better. Neither one of us would want this for our children. Reading that line so hit home for me, not selfishly but for the family. It's like, I don't want this for everyone in this scenario right now," said Clarkson, according to People.
In an attempt to help her children through the difficult circumstances, Clarkson has provided them with some extra support from therapists and child psychologists.