Stephen Michael Clarkson is the father of American singer, author, actress, songwriter, and television personality Kelly Clarkson.
He was born in Fort Worth, Texas, United States.
Family and Children
Stephen married Jeanne Taylor on December 24, 1971.
The couple shares three children, a son Jason Michael Clarkson and two daughters Alyssa Beth Clarkson and Kelly Brianne Clarkson.
Stephen worked as an engineer, whereas his wife Jeanne worked as a first-grade English teacher.
Left the Family for other women
Stephen divorced his wife, Jeanne Taylor, after almost ten years of being wedded. They ended their marriage on August 24, 1981.
The couple's divorce not only affected their life but it also affected the lives of their kids.
His son, Jason Michael Clarkson stayed with him and his daughter Alyssa Beth Clarkson went to live with her aunt and his youngest daughter Kelly went to live with mom, Jeanne.
Kelly, the youngest daughter of the Clarkson family, was six years when her parents separated.
Stephen also has children from his second marriage.
About Daughter Kelly Clarkson
Kelly was born on April 24, 1982, in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. At the age of six, she faced many ups and downs in her life.
She not only had to face the divorce of her parents but also separation from her siblings.
When Kelly was in 7th grade, she auditioned for the school's choir and also got selected. Kelly graduated in 2000 from Burleson High School.
She was into music and wanted to make it as her career. So, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a music career.
American Idol Winner
In 2002, one of her friends told her about a new talent show, "American Idol." After applying, she became one of the 10,000 contestants for American Idol Season First.
After defeating many contestants, she became the 1st winner of the American Idol season first.
Three Grammy Awards Winner
After becoming the winner of the American Idol Season First, her life changed to the next level.
She soon started making albums. Her albums started breaking the records formed by other great singers.
Breakaway was released on November 30, 2004 and sold over 12 million copies worldwide, which was a big hit.
She was also nominated for the Grammy Awards 13 times and three of which she took home with her.
Married Life Of Kelly
Back in 2006, Kelly met Brandon Blackstock when she was rehearsing for American Country Music Awards.
Kelly's right away liked him. But at the time, Brandon was married to Melissa Ashworth.
They again reconnected in 2012; at that time, Brandon was divorced. He was single at that time and also had two children from his previous marriage.
They fell in love, and after ten months of a relationship, they began living together. Kelly announced that she was engaged with Brandon on her Twitter.
In October 2013, the couple got married nearly after a year of being engaged.
Divorced her husband, Brandon Blackstock
After seven years of marriage, Kelly filed for divorce against her ex-husband, Brandon in 2020.
The couple has two children, a son Remington Alexandra Blackstock and a daughter River Rose Blackstock.
River was born on June 12, 2014, as the first child of Kelly, and on April 12, 2016, Remington was born and is the youngest child.
Kelly refused to see her dying dad
When Kelly was only six, her father left the family for another woman.
When she wanted her father's love, but she was rejected by her father, Stephen.
Her father kept on breaking her heart from time to time by refusing to acknowledge her. He was never there when she needed him the most.
When she won the American Idol, her absent father was present. She was so disappointed at the time.
In 2018 when her father was on his death bed, she refused to see her father.
Net Worth and Earnings
Stephen's net worth is unknown, while his daughter Kelly's net worth is structured below:
|Stephen Michael Clarkson
|singer, author, actress, songwriter, and television personality
Age, Height, and Weight
- Stephen died in January 2018 but his exact age is still unknown.
- His weight and height haven't been disclosed.
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