Kelly Clarkson Moved to New York City to Give Her Kids a “Fresh Start” – Meet Her Family
Kelly Clarkson is known to most as the first winner of “American Idol” and the host of “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” not to mention also being recognized and appreciated for her powerful voice and songwriting skills. However, to two little ones, she is known more simply as “Mom.”
Clarkson’s kids include two (former) stepchildren and two of her own. After marrying Brandon Blackstock in 2013, Clarkson became a stepmom to his two kids from a previous marriage: Savannah, born in 2002, and Seth, born in 2006. The pair later went on to have two children of their own: River, born in 2014, and Remington, born in 2016.
In June 2020, after the height of the COVID-19 lockdown, Clarkson filed for divorce from her husband of nearly seven years, claiming irreconcilable differences. Their split was super messy and involved many complications, including Clarkson’s accusations of fraud initiated by Blackstock and major disagreements regarding spousal and child-support payments. Clarkson has remained candid about the situation and has made it clear through it all that her main priority is her children.
In May 2023, Clarkson revealed that she had decided to move her kids from Los Angeles to NYC. “. . . There were a lot of personal things going on, too,” she told TalkShopLive on May 25. “I feel like our family – me and my kids – really needed a fresh start and I just could not get it here [in Los Angeles]. There was just hurdle after hurdle with things.”
Keep reading to learn a little more about Clarkson and Blackstock’s two shared kids and to look back on some of their sweetest photos with their parents and half siblings.