Kelly Clarkson officially changes her legal name

Katie R. Ochoa

Kelly Clarkson is formally Kelly Brianne in the eyes of the law.

According to court documents from Los Angeles Excellent Court acquired by Currently, a judge granted her petition on Monday to legally change her identify from Kelly Brianne Clarkson to Kelly Brianne.

Clarkson at first filed to transform her title in February, creating in courtroom files at the time that her “new identify additional totally displays who I am.”

She discussed her determination past week at the Los Angeles premiere of her new demonstrate, “American Tune Contest.”

“I just received divorced, so I experienced to drop my married very last identify,” the singer instructed “People (the Tv Exhibit!). “I just kept my middle title for my individual everyday living. I’m still Kelly Clarkson.”

She mentioned that it’d be fundamentally difficult to cease likely by Clarkson professionally.

“I really do not consider I can modify Clarkson at this stage. I’m 20 a long time in!” she joked.

Clarkson’s title change arrives on the heels of her 2020 divorce from Brandon Blackstock, with whom she has two youngsters, River, 7, and Remington, 5. They were being declared legally single in August 2021 and the two settled divorce before this thirty day period.

Clarkson will have to pay out her ex a one particular-time payment of $1,326,161, as perfectly as month to month payments of $115,000 in spousal assist till Jan. 31, 2024, and $45,601 month to month in youngster support.

Per the paperwork, “The Voice” coach will have primary custody of their little ones in Los Angeles, with Blackstock using the youngsters the to start with and fifth weekends of each month.

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