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According to court documents obtained by E! News, American Idol The winner quietly testified in Los Angeles last week and cited irreconcilable differences. The separation date is indicated as “to be determined”.
The couple, who have two children together, have been married since 2013. Brandon also has two children from a previous marriage. Kelly requests joint legal and physical custody.
Many fans know that their love story started at the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2006, when Kelly rehearsed with Rascal Flatts. Lo and behold, Brandon was the group’s tour manager at the time. The relationship, however, did not take off until a meeting six years later. Within 10 months of the release, Brandon offered Kelly to announce his engagement news in December 2012.
” I AM ENGAGED !!!! I wanted you all to know it !! ” she wrote. “The happiest night of my life last night!” I’m so lucky and I’m with the greatest man of all time. “
Since then, the couple have supported each other personally and professionally, leaving the news of the divorce shocking to many fans of pop culture.
In fact, Kelly’s family appeared on her namesake talk show in April to wish him a happy birthday.
“I just saw that and I’m yelling! They are all so cute! “Kelly wrote on Twitter with video of the surprise. “I had a bit of a difficult week and it just made a difference. “
And throughout the wedding, the singer “Since U Been Gone” could not hide her passion for Brandon.
“I have never, honestly, felt sexually attracted to anyone before him,” said the Grammy winner in an interview in 2017. “And I don’t shoot my exes. You know, everyone is different. But there was something in him. ”
“Honestly, I thought I was asexual – I had never been aroused like that in my life,” she added. “I was like,‘ Oh that’s that feeling … OK! That’s what they were talking about in Waiting to expire. I’ve just seen her. I just didn’t have a clue. ”
Kelly has yet to comment publicly on the news of the divorce.