• Kelly Clarkson has requested that a judge terminate her marital status and declare her single amid her divorce proceedings
  • The "Because of You" singer filed for divorce in June 2020, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason
  • Clarkson is also involved in a legal battle against her father-in-law's company Starstruck Management

Kelly Clarkson has asked to be declared single amid her ongoing divorce from estranged husband Brandon Blackstock, a report says.

Clarkson, 39, and her lawyer filed a motion for a separate trial to terminate her marital status, according to documents obtained by Us Weekly. If her petition is granted, the "Because of You" hitmaker will be considered legally single while the divorce proceedings continue.

Clarkson's paperwork also included a notice from the court that suggests that she and Blackstock meet to resolve the issues in their pending divorce, including custody and spousal support.

After about seven years of marriage, the "Stronger" singer filed for divorce in June 2020, citing "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for their split. The former couple got married in 2013 after dating for two years.

Clarkson also ended up in a legal battle last year against her father-in-law Narvel Blackstock's company, Starstruck Management, which previously managed her career.

Starstruck Management Group filed a lawsuit against Clarkson for allegedly not paying them $1.4 million in commissions for her work on "The Voice" and "The Kelly Clarkson Show." The company that represented the singer for 13 years and received a 15% commission on her gross earnings claimed she paid the firm $1.9 million but still owes $1.4 million and at least $5.4 million by the end of 2020.

Clarkson countersued the company and argued that their verbal contract where she agreed to pay them 15% commission on her gross earnings should be "declared voice and unenforceable" for allegedly violating the California Labor Code for "procuring, offering, promising, or attempting to procure employment or engagements" without first obtaining a talent agency license.

As for their divorce, Clarkson asked for joint custody over her two children with Blackstock and requested that their prenup be enforced. The pair share two children: daughter River Rose, 7, and son Remington Alexander, 5.

In November 2020, the court decided that the exes would have joint physical and legal custody, but she has primary physical custody in Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, Blackstock requested close to $450,000 in monthly spousal support from Clarkson, but according to their prenup agreement, he is not entitled to spousal support, Page Six reported.

In October last year, Clarkson, who considers herself an open book, explained why she is not very outspoken when it comes to her divorce battle, sharing that it has something to do with her children.

"There's a lot of hearts involved here," Clarkson explained. "And you know, that's the thing that's been kind of hard to navigate is I am an open book, but at some point I'm a mama bear more than I am a person in the public eye. So, I care 100% more about my children than I do anything else on this planet."

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Kelly Clarkson will be a judge on “The Voice” Season 20. Trae Patton/NBC