Sadly for her many fans, it turned out that Clarkson’s marriage was not exactly ideal, and just like many other couples in the entertainment industry, they too called it quits. Kelly filed divorce papers in June 2020, ending her almost seven-year marriage to Brandon.
Things got increasingly nasty as their split progressed. Kelly and Brandon fought for custody of their two children, and Brandon’s management company (owned by his father) sued Kelly for unpaid commissions. Kelly, in turn, filed legal documents with the California Labor Commission, alleging the company and, by extension, her husband had defrauded her of millions of dollars.
The Kelly Clarkson Show
In September 2019, Clarkson launched her daytime talk show, "The Kelly Clarkson Show," which, just like her best singles, became an instant hit. The show featured incredible guests, and Kelly gracefully carried the show with her humor and charm, effortlessly winning over audiences as well as guests.
The show was a runaway success, winning the pop star a Daytime Emmy award in its first season. In June 2020, she won Outstanding Entertainment Talk show host and several more Daytime Emmy Awards since. It looks like there isn't a single thing that Kelly chooses to do that she doesn't excel at.
Kelly as "Delta Dawn"
Kelly made it to be big screen as the voice of Delta Dawn in the animation film "Trolls World Tour" in April 2020. Kelly voices the fearless leader of the Country Music Trolls, Mayor Delta Dawn, who must keep peace and order in Lonesome Flats. The character fit her like a glove.
No one is more up to the task than Clarkson. The film grossed an impressive $47.9 million at the box office. The film's co-director Dave Smith described Kelly as a wonderful human being with no air about herself. As for her talent and energy? Smith called her "the real deal."
She's Not Sure About Marrying Again
After ending her marriage ended the way that it did, Kelly was not sure if marriage is on the cards again, and she said as much. In March 2021, the singer came on Gwyneth Paltrow's talk show, where she opened up about her apprehensions. She praised her host for having the will and courage to start over.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin had divorced by then. It had been two years since the actor had moved on, found love again, and even remarried. Kelly was still in the middle of divorce proceedings and shared that she could not imagine doing it again.
The Queen Of Daytime T.V.
Clarkson was not about to have a trophy case that only displays music awards. Her daytime talk show made sure of that, and she is now the proud winner of multiple Emmys! The multi-talented star won two Daytime Emmys in June 2021 for outstanding entertainment talk show and outstanding entertainment talk show host.
The wins were twice as sweet this time around. Just a month before, NBC had announced that thanks to stellar ratings and Kelly’s popularity, she would be taking over the slot for "The Ellen Degeneres Show" after it ended in 2022. It was a significant coup for "The Kelly Clarkson Show."