Kelly and Brandon’s birth dates:
Kelly Briane Clarkson, born 24 April 1982
Brandon Blackstock, born 16 December 1976
Kelly and Brandon’s children:
River Rose Blackstock, born 12 June 2014
Remington Alexander Blackstock, born 12 April 2016
Brandon’s children with ex-wife Melissa Ashworth:
Savannah Blackstock, born 2001 (we think)
Seth Blackstock, born 2007 (we think)
How did Kelly and Brandon meet?
Kelly was introduced to Brandon in 2012, at the NFL Superbowl where she was performing. Brandon’s dad, Narvel Blackstock, is Kelly’s manager.
They’d actually known each other since 2006, but Brandon was married at the time to Melissa Ashworth…
“Brandon is my manager’s son. I’ve known him for 6 years but he was married for most of that time,” Kelly told the Mail in 2012. “Then, suddenly, there he was at the Super Bowl and he was single…”
All’s well that ends well, right?
Kelly and Brandon’s wedding
Kelly Clarkson’s wedding took place on 20 October 2013, at the picturesque Blackberry Farms in Walland, Tennessee.
Brandon’s kids, then-12-year-old Savannah and 6-year-old Seth, watched on as witnesses. Aww!
You can watch her wedding video on Vimeo. The above pic is a screengrab from the video, which was filmed by Weiss Eubanks Films.
Kelly’s 1st pregnancy
Kelly’s 1st pregnancy was sadly a bit of a rough one. In December 2013, she revealed she’d been vomiting up to 12 times a day ?
River Rose Blackstock
On 12 June 2014, Kelly and Brandon welcomed a daughter named River Rose. Pictured here in 2017, she’s sure growing up to be a cutie!
Kelly’s 2nd pregnancy
It was a complete surprise to everyone when Kelly announced her 2nd pregnancy live on stage during a concert in August 2015.
Not least to Kelly, who had no intention of sharing the news at all. It seems the emotions got to her!
“I was not planning on announcing this, I’m totally pregnant! My makeup artist is backstage hating me. I didn’t want you to think I’m on pills or something,” she told the crowd.
“I would like to apologise to my husband. This was not planned. I’m just so hormonal. Everything is great, I haven’t vomited yet. That’s a win y’all.”
Later in 2015, Kelly had to eat her words. Her extreme morning sickness was back with a vengeance, was actually all-day sickness, and left her extremely dehydrated.
“I have to get IVs and fluids because I get so dehydrated. It’s so bad,” she told US news channel CBS.
Remington Alexander Blackstock
On 12 April 2016, Kelly gave birth to her 2nd child, a baby boy named Remington Alexander. Kelly and Brandon have nicknamed him Remy. Pictured here in 2017, isn’t he just adorable?
Kelly Clarkson as a stepmum
Kelly proudly calls Seth and Savannah her step-children, and often refers to her family of 4 kids.
And their mum, Melissa, who has also remarried, couldn’t be happier about it, once telling RadarOnline:
“We have a wonderful relationship. I love Kelly and we get along great, and my husband and I hang out with them all the time.”
She even came to Kelly’s baby shower for River Rose, bringing along a gift, and met the newborn just 2 days after her birth.
This makes us so happy. We’re glad they all get along so well ?
Kelly Clarkson on the reality of motherhood
In early 2018, Kelly hit headlines twice for her divisive views on parenting.
She really mixed opinion when she confessed she was “fine” with using smacking (called ‘spanking’ in the US) in certain situations.
She also faced some backlash for saying that “wine is necessary” when you become a parent. We reckon she’s probably kidding on this last one…
Images: Instagram/Kelly Clarkson