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BIG REVEAL! Let's DIG OUT the REASON WHY Kelly Clarkson has Closed Bond With Estranged Husband Brandon Blackstock’s Former Stepmom, Reba McEntire!

Just two peas in a pod! ’s close friendship with  is too cute for words.

Clarkson and McEntire became friends after they performed together during the season 1 finale of American Idol in 2002. Years later, the  judge  — the son of the Reba alum’s ex-husband  Narvel Blackstock. The “Love So Soft” singer wed Brandon in 2013 and : River Rose and Remington Alexander.

In 2018, Clarkson sang the “Fancy” singer’s praises while giving a speech in her honor. “I’ve been a fan of Reba since I was a little girl,” the  alum said at the Kennedy Center Honors. “Her voice has always felt nostalgic for me. Even as an adult, there’s something about her tone and her storytelling that just feels like home.”

Clarkson added, “Sometimes when we meet our heroes, it doesn’t always pan out how you hope. But meeting Reba, being friends with her and eventually becoming family has been one of the highlights of my life, truly.”

McEntire and Narvel .  revealed at the time that Clarkson was the one who , even though they had already “been living apart” for two years.

“Kelly urged them not to split and she’s the reason they didn’t split earlier,” an insider previously shared. “She was really fighting for them to make it work and stay together.”

Even after McEntire was no longer married to Narvel, . “She married my oldest son, Brandon, but we’re also good friends,” she told  in March 2019. “So that goes a long way — when you can have a good friend as a part of your family.”

 confirmed on Thursday, June 11, that Clarkson and Brandon. According to court docs obtained by , the “Since U Been Gone” singer cited “irreconcilable differences” and listed their split date as June 4.

The case has been classified as “dissolution with minor children” . Brandon also shares Savannah and Seth with ex-wife  Melissa Ashworth.

Working Together

The duo performed together in 2002 on , in 2007 for CMT Crossroads and in 2009 when they sang Clarkson’s song “Because of You.” They also hit the road together for the 2 Worlds 2 Voices Tour in 2008.

Fangirling Over Each Other

“Anytime I can sing with Kelly is a thrill for me,” McEntire told CMT Crossroads in April 2020, adding: “Just to be on the same stage with her was a blast.”

Leaning on One Another

Clarkson thanked McEntire at the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors “for listening to me vent as an artist” and “comforting me on the phone through my tears like a friend.”

Missing Each Other

“We don’t get to see each other as much as we used to, and I hate that,” she previously told E! News in 2018.

Double Dating Together

McEntire and Clarkson went on a double date with Narvel and Brandon in 2015 at Muhammad Ali’s annual Celebrity Fight Night March 28 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Not Just Family, But Friends

When McEntire was a guest on Clarkson’s  in September 2019, the pair talked about their close bond. “I ended up marrying her oldest son and you got stuck with me more,” Clarkson said at the time, to which McEntire responded, “Thank goodness.”

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