Kelly Clarkson Wants To Change Her Name to “Kelly Brianne” And Jokes That She’s “Broken” While Quarantining At Home With Her Kids

February 18, 2022 / Posted by:

Thanks to her contentious divorce from Brandon Blackstock, Kelly Clarkson’s life has changed pretty dramatically during the pandemic.  Now she wants to make another big change: her name. Entertainment Tonight reports that on Monday, Kelly requested to legally change her name to “Kelly Brianne,” which is her first name (duh) and middle name. In court docs, Kelly says she has a “desire” to do this because “my new name more fully reflects who I am.” And who is this updated version of Kelly? Well, if you’ve been watching The Kelly Clarkson Show earlier this week, you’ll know she is a “broken” woman who’s losing her mind while quarantining at home with her kids. Thought and prayers to Kelly Brianne!

We don’t know the exact reason Kelly was self-isolating with her family, but it doesn’t take the scientific mind of Dr. Fauci to guess it’s COVID-19-related. She’s since returned to hosting duties, but Taraji P. Henson filled in for her on Tuesday. Taraji interviewed Kelly, who video-called from home with a sans-fards-face, broken nail, and sleeping mask on her head. She joked, via People:

“Sometimes women don’t rise. Sometimes we fall.”

“I thought we were done with quarantining, and I’m so tired,” said the mom of two. “I broke a nail. I’m so broken. This is me broken. My almond milk just expired. America, this is what I look like. You’re welcome.”

“I’m not even sick. It’s so weird,” she continued. “Anyway, we’re keeping it safe.”

She added that she’s keeping busy with her children, daughter River, 7, and Remington, 5, by watching the movie Encanto on repeat. Here’s Kelly’s interview:

 

As for the name change, a source tells ET that there are no plans to alter the title of The Kelly Clarkson Show. This must be a big relief for NBC, cuz The Kelly Brianne Show sounds like something a preteen girl would film in her basement, featuring her little brothers and stuffed animals as the celebrity guests. Actually… I would watch the crap outta that (as long as it didn’t veer into Jimmy Fallon “Ew!” territory).

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