KELLY Clarkson says she flew her sister and mom on a private plane to Los Angeles because she “needed them” after her emotional divorce from husband Brandon Blackstock.
The 38-year-old singer opened up on her talk show to actress Dakota Fanning, 26, about her urge to be with her out-of-state family during this “difficult” time.
Kelly asked the Uptown Girls star if she has spent lockdown with her sister, Elle Fanning.
Dakota said she had spent the past few months with the Maleficent star, and Kelly admitted she brought her own sister in to be close with her.
“We had to do this whole quarantine thing but I missed my mom and my sister so bad I flew them out privately because I was like ‘look, I need some family,’” she said of mom Jeanne and sister Alyssa.
The Voice coach was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas and has said in the past her family still resided there.
Kelly has remained in LA as she continues to hash out her divorce settlement from her music manager husband.
The Sun can confirm the courts have approved a privately compensated judge, Judge Scott M. Gordon, for Kelly and Brandon’s divorce proceedings until December 2021.
According to The Blast, the estranged couple’s request reflects they both concur about keeping the court proceedings away from the public eye.
Kelly also asked for joint physical and legal custody of their children, River Rose,5, and Remington Alexander,4.
Brandon appears to have agreed with this request.
The singer also asked the court to enforce their prenup.
Court papers also showed she denied a spousal support request.
Brandon responded without selecting to end support but rather he checked “other” and listed “reserved,” so it’s likely they’ll still have to further hash out this issue.
Kelly and Brandon share son Remington and daughter River together.
Father of four Brandon also has two kids from a previous relationship.
The couple filed for divorce in June after seven years of marriage.
Kelly and Brandon have reportedly had issues for some time and “clashed on so many levels” after moving to Hollywood from Tennessee, which happened in large part because of Kelly’s decision to launch a talk show.
A source told Us Weekly: quarantining together during the pandemic heightened their problems to the point of no return so she filed for divorce.
Insiders added: “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.”
The Emmy winning talk show host has been candid about her “anxiety” and “depression” since announcing her split from Brandon.
Kelly has also broken down in tears while interviewing guests and performing her signature Kellyoke covers.
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