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Kelly Clarkson describes ‘hard’ divorce from Brandon Blackstock: ‘My life has been a dumpster’

Three-time Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson touched on her impending divorce from manager Brandon Blackstock, whom she legally separated from on June 4, while appearing on Sunday TODAY.

‘I mean, it’s no secret. My life has been a little bit of a dumpster,’ the 38-year-old Texan pop powerhouse admitted to host Willie Geist.

‘Personally, it’s been a little hard the last couple months. I’ve been talking to friends that have been through divorce. I don’t know how people go through that without having some kind of outlet because it is the worst thing ever for everyone involved.’ 

End of an era: Three-time Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson touched on her impending divorce from manager Brandon Blackstock (L), whom she legally separated from on June 4, while appearing on Sunday TODAY

The 38-year-old Texan pop powerhouse admitted to host Willie Geist: 'I mean, it's no secret. My life has been a little bit of a dumpster. Personally, it's been a little hard the last couple months'

The 38-year-old Texan pop powerhouse admitted to host Willie Geist: ‘I mean, it’s no secret. My life has been a little bit of a dumpster. Personally, it’s been a little hard the last couple months’

After nearly seven years of marriage, Kelly is now requesting joint legal and physical custody of her son Remington, 4; and daughter River, 6; with the 43-year-old former stepson of Reba McEntire.

However, Clarkson did not request custody of Brandon’s two older children – daughter Savannah, 18; and son Seth, 13 – from his first marriage to Melissa Ashworth.

‘This next record will probably be the most personal one I’ve ever released,’ the I Dare You songstress said.

‘And the whole record is basically every emotion you experience from the beginning of a relationship to the end of what it is now or where it is now, and it’s been very therapeutic for me.’   

Kelly continued: 'I've been talking to friends that have been through divorce. I don't know how people go through that without having some kind of outlet because it is the worst thing ever for everyone involved'

Kelly continued: ‘I’ve been talking to friends that have been through divorce. I don’t know how people go through that without having some kind of outlet because it is the worst thing ever for everyone involved’

'Irreconcilable differences': After nearly seven years of marriage, Clarkson is now requesting joint legal and physical custody of her daughter River, 6; and son Remington, 4; with the 43-year-old former stepson of Reba McEntire (pictured in 2018)

‘Irreconcilable differences’: After nearly seven years of marriage, Clarkson is now requesting joint legal and physical custody of her daughter River, 6; and son Remington, 4; with the 43-year-old former stepson of Reba McEntire (pictured in 2018) 

Stepchildren: However, the I Dare You songstress did not request custody of Brandon's two older children - daughter Savannah, 18; and son Seth, 13 - from his first marriage to Melissa Ashworth (pictured April 27)

Stepchildren: However, the I Dare You songstress did not request custody of Brandon’s two older children – daughter Savannah, 18; and son Seth, 13 – from his first marriage to Melissa Ashworth (pictured April 27)

Kelly finds it ‘weird’ that her kids sing one of the tracks she’s working on while in the car: ‘I’ve never written about my life to where my kids are, like, singing along.’

Clarkson impressively scored a Daytime Emmy Award for outstanding entertainment host for the inaugural season of her talk show The Kelly Clarkson Show, which returns for season two on September 21.

‘I’ve been covering songs for almost 20 years now on tour. I choose all the songs from all the ones that fans send in,’ the original American Idol champ said of her popular ‘Kellyoke’ segments.

‘I don’t know until the morning of and then I just listen to it before I got out. I’m so used to covering songs. It’s so innate in me to try to do something different.’ 

Kelly said: 'This next record will probably be the most personal one I've ever released. And the whole record is basically every emotion you experience from the beginning of a relationship to the end of what it is now or where it is now, and it's been very therapeutic for me'

Kelly said: ‘This next record will probably be the most personal one I’ve ever released. And the whole record is basically every emotion you experience from the beginning of a relationship to the end of what it is now or where it is now, and it’s been very therapeutic for me’

Returns for season two on September 21! Clarkson impressively scored a Daytime Emmy Award for outstanding entertainment host for the inaugural season of her talk show The Kelly Clarkson Show

Returns for season two on September 21! Clarkson impressively scored a Daytime Emmy Award for outstanding entertainment host for the inaugural season of her talk show The Kelly Clarkson Show

The original American Idol champ said of her popular 'Kellyoke' segments: 'I've been covering songs for almost 20 years now on tour. I choose all the songs from all the ones that fans send in. I don't know until the morning of and then I just listen to it before I got out'

The original American Idol champ said of her popular ‘Kellyoke’ segments: ‘I’ve been covering songs for almost 20 years now on tour. I choose all the songs from all the ones that fans send in. I don’t know until the morning of and then I just listen to it before I got out’

Kelly certainly has a full plate with hosting NBC’s The Billboard Music Awards for the third time on October 14.

And if that wasn’t enough, Clarkson resumes coaching duties on the 19th season of The Voice, which premieres October 19 on NBC. 

‘I’m a good amount of busy. I know it looks like a lot on paper. I’ve kind of always had a lot of jobs,’ the Trolls World Tour actress shrugged.

Back for more! Kelly certainly has a full plate with hosting NBC's The Billboard Music Awards for the third time on October 14

Back for more! Kelly certainly has a full plate with hosting NBC’s The Billboard Music Awards for the third time on October 14

Premieres October 19 on NBC! And if that wasn't enough, Clarkson resumes coaching duties on the 19th season of The Voice

Premieres October 19 on NBC! And if that wasn’t enough, Clarkson resumes coaching duties on the 19th season of The Voice

The Trolls World Tour actress shrugged: 'I'm a good amount of busy. I know it looks like a lot on paper. I've kind of always had a lot of jobs'

The Trolls World Tour actress shrugged: ‘I’m a good amount of busy. I know it looks like a lot on paper. I’ve kind of always had a lot of jobs’

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