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Kelly Clarkson officially finalizes legal name change and will be known as Kelly Brianne

Kelly Clarkson finalized her name change to Kelly Brianne just weeks after her divorce from Brandon Blackstock.

The 39-year-old host of chat show got the new nickname by a judge California on Monday, March 28th.

Us Weekly Tuesday received legal documents stating: ‘There are no objections, the petition for name change is filed.

Free: Kelly Clarkson (seen in LA on Monday) finalized her name change in Kelly Brianne just weeks after her divorce from Brandon Blackstock

‘The Decision has been signed and submitted. The insurer’s name has been changed from KELLY BRIANNE CLARKSON to KELLY BRIANNE. ‘

Last month it was revealed that she had submitted to legally change her name to Kelly Brianne, her first and middle names.

But then just days ago, she clarified that the name change is just for her personal life, and joked that it was ‘too late’ to change her public name now in an interview.

Talk against People (the TV show!) she joked: ‘I do not think I can change Clarkson at this point. I’m 20 years old! ‘

Facing it: Last week, the star admitted in a new interview that it's too late 'to change her public name to Kelly Brianne

Facing it: Last week, the star admitted in a new interview that it’s too late ‘to change her public name to Kelly Brianne

The news that she wanted to change her name came after her tumultuous divorce from Brandon Blackstock.

“I just got divorced, so I had to leave my married last name,” she told People (the TV Show!). ‘I just kept my middle name for my personal life. I’m still Kelly Clarkson. ‘

Kelly made the announcement this Monday at the premiere of the red carpet of American Song Contest, the reality competition show she co-hosted with Snoop Dogg for NBC.

She herself became a star after winning the first season of American Idol way back in 2002, when the show was on Fox.

'I'm 20 years old!': While talking to People (the TV show!) She said, 'I do not think I can change Clarkson right now'

‘I’m 20 years old!’: While talking to People (the TV show!) She said, ‘I do not think I can change Clarkson right now’

She said in late February that she had a ‘wish’ to switch to Kelly Brianne because her ‘new name more fully reflects who she’s, according to multiple reports.

It comes after the singer filed for divorce from her ex-husband Brandon Blackstock in June 2020, citing ‘irreconcilable differences’.

However, she never legally adopted the surname of her ex-partner. ‘Clarkson’ is her own family name.

Born Kelly Brianne Clarkson, the singer is said to have had a tumultuous relationship with her late father, Stephen Michael Clarkson.

Back then: Last month it was revealed that she had filed to legally change her famous nickname into Kelly Brianne, her first and middle names

Back then: Last month it was revealed that she had filed to legally change her famous nickname into Kelly Brianne, her first and middle names

Her father Stephen and mother Jeanne Ann (born Rose) divorced when Clarkson was six years old. The singer has publicly stated that she has never kept in touch with her father.

Meanwhile, another hearing on the issue of her name change is scheduled for March 28, according to court documents reviewed by US Weekly.

It’s not yet clear how the legal name change will affect the star’s brand projects, including her hit eponymous talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, and several albums recorded under the name Kelly Clarkson.

It comes after the Fort Worth, Texas-born star worked for more than a quarter of a year through a divorce from ex Brandon, 45, with whom she shares daughter River Rose, seven, and son Remington Alexander, five.

Prior to the breakup, she was also the stepmother of his two children with ex-wife Melissa Ashworth, Savannah, 19, and Seth, 14.

Hard times: the singer said in her show this week that she felt 'broken' to quarantine at home with her children

Hard times: the singer said in her show this week that she felt ‘broken’ to quarantine at home with her children

The Kelly Clarkson Show host first filed for divorce from Blackstock in June 2020, saying there were ‘irreconcilable differences’ in the marriage, which began when the couple married in October 2013.

In court last month, the A Moment Like This singer gave 5.12 percent of the $ 17.8 million Montana ranch where she lived to Blackstock, which is worth about $ 908,800, according to the outlet.

Artist My Life Would Suck Without You was ordered to pay Blackstock $ 150,000 for monthly spousal support, with an additional $ 45,601 earmarked for her children.

Brandon Blackstock was cut in January 2020 at an event in LA

Brandon Blackstock was cut in January 2020 at an event in LA

The Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) performer, who shares common physical and legal custody over her two children with Blackstock, told Extra last fall that she and Blackstock ‘had a lot of help as therapists or child psychologists’ for their children because they want to do it well,’ adding: ‘Everyone is sad and it’s OK to be sad.’

The Miss Independent vocalist spoke last year on her program about co-parenting with Blackstock

“I know with me and Brandon that it’s just a tricky thing because we’re in different places,” she said. ‘And it’s so, we both agree on the most important things, but it’s hard when you’re not always together, for me personally.

“As long as you take care of the children and their interests, we’re both on board.”

In the past, Clarkson has made no secret of the fact that she did not have a good relationship with her late father Stephen Clarkson.

‘I never really had contact with him. And I know a lot of people go “aww”, but it’s not really that situation. Because you did not grow up with it, it’s hard to miss something you’ve never had before. ‘

Another reason for the name change? In the past, Clarkson made no secret of her not having a good relationship with her late father Stephen Clarkson (Image above)

Another reason for the name change? In the past, Clarkson made no secret of her not having a good relationship with her late father Stephen Clarkson (Image above)



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