Kelly Clarkson is currently in the middle of a bitter divorce from Brandon Blackstock, who is the former step son of country music star Reba McEntire. Though McEntire was sympathetic to Clarkson at first, she’s reportedly turned on her as the divorce has heated up.
McEntire was married to Blackstock’s father Narvel for 26 years before their marriage ended in 2015. A source told OK! Magazine that she was there for Clarkson at first, “so it blows Kelly’s mind that Reba’s changed her tune.”
“As Brandon’s former stepmom, Reba has a rare insight into the situation,” added the insider. “She can see Kelly’s really suffering.”
Last month, Clarkson was ordered to $200,000 a month in spousal and child support for their two young children, “but Brandon was asking for more than twice that, and Kelly can’t believe Reba doesn’t see how much of a moocher he is,” the source said.
McEntire told Us Weekly back in 2019, before the divorce began, that she considers Clarkson to be family.
“She married my oldest son, Brandon, but we’re also good friends, so that goes a long way — when you can have a good friend as a part of your family,” she said.
Clarkson even praised McEntire in an interview last month.
“I’ve never seen a woman work so much harder than her male counterparts,” she said. “She’s just not afraid of anything.”
However, things reportedly aren’t as good between the two women behind closed doors as the women would have the public believe. The source said that McEntire “is upset at how ugly the divorce has gotten, but she insists there are two sides to the story. Reba loves Kelly, but she wants her to cut Brandon some slack. Ultimately, he’s still like a son to her.”
Clarkson filed for divorce from Blackstock in June of last year after seven years of marriage and two children together. She admitted earlier this year that co-parenting with Blackstock has been “tough.”
“It’s tough. … I know with me and Brandon, it’s just a difficult thing because we’re in different places, and it’s like, we both agree on the main things, but it’s a hard thing when you’re not together all the time, for me personally,” she said. “As long as you make sure it’s about the children and their best interests, then we’re both on board.”