REBA McEntire has been left “anguished” over Kelly Clarkson’s decision to divorce her former step-son Brandon Blackstock.
Reba was married to Brandon’s father Narvel Blackstock for 26 years between 1989 and 2015, and has become close with Kelly in the years since thanks to their family connection and music.
Reba and Kelly have been close for years[/caption]
However, sources close to country star Reba have claimed that Reba will remain “supportive of both Brandon and Kelly’s decision to split” even though it has left her torn up.
Speaking to Us Weekly, the source added: “She’s anguished about it, but she’s not one to judge.”
Kelly has also, surprisingly, been leaning on good friend Blake Shelton – who’s manager is Brandon.
“Blake has been supportive and the friend she has needed, as always,” said the same insider,” Blake and Kelly often joke they are siblings.”
However Reba was also Brandon’s step-mom[/caption]
Kelly joining The Voice as a coach reportedly put a strain on things[/caption]
Sources claimed ‘things changed’ when they moved to LA[/caption]
Kelly – who shares daughter River, six, and son Remington, four, with Brandon – filed for divorce on June 4, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
The Since U Been Gone singer joined The Voice as a coach in 2017 and started her own talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, in September last year, however, sources have claimed Kelly’s career moves in recent years put pressure on their marriage.
An insider told Us Weekly: “When she went to Hollywood, it changed things,” adding that Brandon “prefers their quiet life in Nashville.”
Delving into the reason for their split, a source said: “They clashed on so many levels, and being in quarantine together heightened their problems to the point of no return so she filed for divorce.
“Everyone thought Kelly and Brandon had the perfect marriage, but they definitely didn’t. Brandon’s very laid-back, whereas Kelly’s pretty high-strung.”
Kelly shares a son and a daughter with Brandon, and is also step-mom to his eldest children[/caption]
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Kelly’s been open about how she’s doing since filing for divorce, recently admitting to having “abandonment issues” after their split.
Meanwhile, sources close to Kelly and talent manager Brandon, 43, previously told Entertainment Tonight that quarantine made things worse in the couple.
The insider – who said that those closest to them knew things were bad – claimed: “They both hoped quarantining away from LA in Montana would help them work things out in their marriage, but instead the change in environment was actually detrimental.”