Kelly Clarkson filed for divorce from her husband, Brandon Blackstock, earlier this month. But when she found out she won a daytime Emmy for “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” she thanked her seven-year-old spouse.
“Thank you so much to @BBlackstock for believing in me and convincing me to do @KellyClarksonTV,” he yelled at him on Twitter on Friday.
Blackstock, 43, who is also Clarkson’s manager, convinced her to launch the talk show almost two years ago.
Clarkson, 38, won a Daytime Emmy for his excellent host of entertainment shows. The 47th annual installment had to be announced virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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“OH MY GOD !!!!!! What’s going on? !!!! This is amazing! Thank you all so much !!! And a BIG thank you to all my crew, that’s really the reason I won! I can’t wait to celebrate with all of our crew when humans can congregate again !! This requires a PARTY !!!! “Clarkson tweeted.
Clarkson applied to end the marriage under her married name, Kelly Blackstock, on June 4 in Los Angeles court, according to The Associated Press.
Clarkson, the first champion of “American Idol,” married Blackstock in 2013. They have two children: their daughter River, 6, and their son Remington, 4.
Clarkson cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split and requested that he not be required to pay Blackstock’s spousal support.
The court filing calls for the singer’s legal last name to be restored to Clarkson, indicating that the couple had a prenuptial agreement.
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When the daytime Emmy’s noticed that Clarkson is now halfway to EGOT status (he won an Emmy and a Grammy but lacks an Oscar and a Tony), he notified singer John Legend. Legend has won all four awards.
“Watch out @johnlegend, I’m going for that EGOT status,” Clarkson tweeted.
Contributing: Gary Dinges, USA TODAY