Kelly Clarkson might just be back on the prowl, as the talk show host has requested to be declared legally single while finalizing her divorce from Brandon Blackstock.
In documents obtained by GBook, Clarkson, 39, and her lawyer filed a motion for a separate trial to terminate her marital status. If granted, Clarkson would legally be considered single while the divorce proceedings continue.
The pair of exes will also be expected to meet to resolve issues still pending in their divorce, according to a notice from the court.
Clarkson filed for divorce from Blackstock in June 2020 after seven years of marriage.
In September 2020, the company sued the American Idol winner based on claims that she owed them over $1 million in unpaid commissions. In response, Clarkson the following month filed a petition with the California Labor Commissioner’s Office where she claimed Brandon and his father defrauded her of millions of dollars by charging her huge fees while she was working with their management company.
Brandon, for his part, denied all the accusations from his wife’s side at the time. In separate paperwork, he alleged that she is not entitled to any of the money earned by him, his father or their management company while working together over the past 13 years.
The “Since U Been Gone” artist also alleged Blackstock acted fraudulently as her manager, which he’s since denied.
It better news for the powerhouse vocalist, she’ll soon be taking over Ellen’s prime television slot with her own “The Kelly Clarkson Show.”
“‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ has earned its dominance in daytime by hitting every benchmark for success since it premiered as the most-watched talk show in seven years,” NBC said in a press release.
“The hourlong program, hosted by Grammy Award-winning artist and America’s original idol, Kelly Clarkson, features a mix of celebrity guests and everyday people doing extraordinary things in their communities. It airs in 100% of the country across 200 stations and is positioned to headline daytime in leading time periods by Fall 2022.”