In the spotlight and out, Kelly Clarkson has been though a lot. She has her own talk show, was the one of the few groundbreaking “American Idol” winners to hit the ground running with her singing career, and has been a vocal coach on The Voice for 7 seasons. While she’s not leaving all of that in the past, she is looking for a fresh name to take with her into the future.
Kelly Clarkson is hoping to make her middle name her new last name, making her name Kelly Brianne instead of Kelly Clarkson. The change comes after filing for divorce in 2020. While she’s not out of the woods when it comes to the settlement, according to Vanity Fair, she was declared legally single as of September 2021. The next step is apparently a name change for the singer.
“My new name more fully reflects who I am,” Clarkson said in court documents. Clarkson didn’t take her ex-husband’s last name at the time of her marriage, but she is looking for a change now that she’s legally single.