Getting again on the market! Kelly Clarkson has settled her messy divorce from Brandon Blackstock, and she or he’s prepared to begin in search of love once more, an insider reveals within the new subject of Us Weekly.
“Kelly has entered the dating world,” the supply says of the American Idol winner, 39. “She’s being set up with friends and is open to dating again.”
The “Breakaway” songstress filed for divorce from the music manager, 45, in June 2020 after practically seven years of marriage, citing “irreconcilable differences.” A decide declared the Kelly Clarkson Show host legally single in September 2021, and the duo reportedly reached a financial settlement on Tuesday, March 8.
“It’s hard for Kelly to find time for romance with her schedule, but her friends are still into setting her up,” the supply provides.
Between her profession commitments and coparenting daughter River, 7, and son Remington, 5, with Blackstock, the Grammy winner has a fairly full plate. In addition to internet hosting her namesake discuss present, Clarkson can be a decide on The Voice, and she or he’s set to cohost the upcoming NBC collection American Song Contest with Snoop Dogg. She launched her newest album, When Christmas Comes Around, in October 2021.
The Texas native had additionally been busy together with her messy cut up from Blackstock, which concerned courtroom battles over the previous couple’s property. “She will not even entertain the idea of settling with Brandon,” an insider told Us in January. “He will not get one penny from her that isn’t ordered by the judge. It’s going to be nasty.”
Earlier this yr, the “Because of You” singer agreed to give her ex-husband a 5.12 percent share of their Montana ranch, equaling $908,800 of its complete $17,750,000 worth. Clarkson beforehand needed to promote the property, however a judge ruled that Blackstock could stay there so long as he paid for the house’s upkeep prices. Per Tuesday’s newest improvement, Blackstock will obtain $115,000 every month in spousal assist till January 2024, plus further baby assist.
As the divorce battle dragged on, the Daytime Emmy winner joked that she would possibly by no means date once more. “I’ll be single forever,” she mentioned during a December 2021 appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.
The Nashville alum added that she has bother “picking the weeds” out of potential relationship prospects. “I’m not good at that,” she defined. “I’m always that person that’s like, ‘Oh, I don’t know. Maybe they were having an off day.’”
For extra on Clarkson’s life post-split, watch the video above and decide up the brand new subject of Us Weekly, on stands now.