Kelly Clarkson filed for divorce from Brandon Blackstock in June 2020.
But for the seven years that she was married to the former music manager, country singer Reba McEntire was her stepmother-in-law. McEntire was married to Blackstock’s father Narvel Blackstock for 26 years before they divorced in 2015.
Clarkson and McEntire have known each other for years. Back in 2007, they did a duet of Clarkson’s song “Because of You” together. They’ve toured together and McEntire has appeared as a guest on “The Kelly Clarkson Show.”
Now that they’re no longer family, are Clarkson and McEntire still on good terms? “Kelly and I do talk,” McEntire said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. She also revealed that she’s still close with both Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock.
“We text and I love them both, and so I can’t play favorites because I’ve been a friend of Kelly for a long time,” she said. “Brandon’s been my son forever it seems. Although he’s my stepson, I still love him like he’s my total…my blood, so I’m praying for ‘em both ’cause I love ‘em both,” she added.
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