Kelly Clarkson and Blackstock, 46, parted ways in June 2020 after close to seven years of marriage. The “Since You Been Gone” artist initiated the divorce at the time, declaring “irreconcilable differences” as the grounds for the split. Three years on, the former American Idol winner contemplated the hard decision she made.

Quarantine living exacerbated the issues between the former couple, rendering the situation irreparable.During her interview on the “Angie Martinez IRL” podcast, the “Stronger” artist opened up about her experience with divorce. “It's not something that can be resolved in a single day,” she explained. “You try to make it the best it can possibly be, but it doesn't always turn out that way."

This isn't the first occasion the Grammy awardee has publicly discussed the struggles she faced when separating from her former partner.

Nobody anticipates a divorce, according to Clarkson who was speaking to Hoda Kotb on Today in the fall of 2020. She went on to explain that life can take an unexpected turn and the process of dealing with it can be tough. Clarkson added that she is open about her experiences, trying to help others who may be going through the same thing.

The Voice coach and her former spouse had a turbulent separation, which included a lengthy legal dispute about their Montana house. In September 2021, she became officially single and the divorce was finalized six months afterwards.

Clarkson is the mother to two children, River Rose aged 8 and Remington, 6. Her children have been having difficulty managing their parents’ break-up.In addition to this, Blackstock has two other children, Savannah and Seth with former wife, Melissa Ashworth.

When we're snuggling each night, I always ask my kids, “Are you content? And what could make you happier if you’re not?” This is according to her remarks on a podcast interview on Monday. Inevitably, they will answer - specifically in the past two years - that they are really despondent and desire their parents to live in the same house. Although I feel pained to hear it, I never say, “Oh God, don’t tell me that.” I encourage their honesty.