Kelly Clarkson is crossing the often stormy waters of divorce and has been looking for close friends for the support in the middle of her public split from husband, Brandon Blackstock, according to a new report.
“Blake [Shelton] has been the support, and the friend that she needs, as always,” a source close to the “American Idol” alum told Us Weekly Wednesday.
The friendship triangle can still see Blackstock, 43, as Shelton’s longtime manager, however, despite the divorce, the insider said Shelton, 43, and Clarkson remain unfazed by the marriage, the dissolution and “often joke that they are brothers and sisters.”
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What’s more, is Clarkson, 38, also enjoys the support of Blackstock’s mother-in-law, the venerable Reba McEntire, another industry insider said was in full support of the decision of the couple at the head of each of their side.
“[Kelly] broke the news to Reba,” the second source said. “Reba the support of both Brandon and Kelly’s decision to split. She is anxious about it, but she is not a judge.”
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Clarkson and Blackstock of the union has been the victim of a coronavirus quarantine period, according to friends close to the former couple. By People magazine, the pals claimed that the strain of raising four children while continuing to make time for each other was a burden neither could shoulder while they were holed up in the Montana.
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“It was a time of stress,” a source told People. “[Quarantining in Montana] exacerbated the problems.”
“Kelly Clarkson Show” the host and manager of a music share girl, River Rose, and her son, Remington Alexander. Blackstock also has two children, Savannah and Seth, from a previous marriage.
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“We were really close and it’s been kind of nuts. I’m not going to lie, ” Clarkson told People in May. “There is definitely some cabin fever going on. It is difficult to be a working mother. ”
Fox News, Naledi Ushe contributed to this report.