Kelly Brianne Clarkson is a singer, songwriter, and tv personality from the United States. She first became famous as a fan favorite on the season one of the series American Idol in 2002 and actually went on to win the competition, beating out another fan favorite, Justin Guarini, for the title of American Idol. After her win on Idol, Clarkson went on to sign a record deal with RCA Records and her debut double-A-side single “Before Your Love” and “A Moment Like This” ended up making its way to the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart that year. Since then, Clarkson has become one of the most popular pop-rock singers of her generation and has toured all over the world. When she’s not judging other young singers on The Voice, on stage belting out her latest hit song, or hosting her very own daytime talk show, Clarkson is living it up with her adorable fam at her new Los Angeles farmhouse. Keep reading for more details on Kelly Clarkson house in Tennessee as well as her now-on-the-market abode in Encino, CA.
Where Does Kelly Clarkson Live?
Kelly Clarkson lived in Hendersonville, TN (just outside Nashville) for several years until finally relocating to Los Angeles, California, where she’s a judge and mentor on NBC’s The Voice. She also films her talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, in LA.
Kelly Clarkson House Los Angeles
Located in Encino, an upscale, celeb-filled neighborhood in San Fernando Valley, Kelly Clarkson paid $8.5 million for this farmhouse-style mansion back in 2018. The custom-built home boasts 8-bedrooms, 11-bathrooms, and 9,839 square feet of living space, which is actually a major downsize from her last pad (you’ll see what we mean here shortly).
The charming abode has tall ceilings as well as wood beams made from reclaimed wood, handcrafted vintage barn doors, and custom blended brick floors. A kitchen spacious enough to facilitate an island is typically what everyone wants, right? Well, it was definitely something miss Clarkson wanted, because she has not just one, but three islands in her kitchen (it’s okay, take a moment to reflect on that, drool over it a bit, we’ll wait).
If you’re feeling envious over the kitchen, however, then the master suite is sure to have you turning an even deeper shade of green, since the spacious sleeping quarters has its own lounge, fireplace, patio space, and even a walk-in closet with – get this – two freakin’ built-in islands!
Continuing the Kelly Clarkson house tour: Notable indoor amenities include a game room, gym, theater, and a temperature-controlled wine cellar. As for outside entertainment, there’s a swimming pool & spa, an outdoor kitchen complete with a pizza oven and warming drawer, a sunken lounge with two firepits, a built-in daybed, and even a 2-story guest house.
Update: Kelly listed this home in May 2020 for a staggering $9,995,000 – well over $1M more than she paid. Then, about a month later, in June 2020, we got some context as to why she listed it. She and her husband/manager announced their plans for a divorce.
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Kelly Clarkson House Tennessee
Okay, so you remember how we said the new digs were a downsize from Kelly Clarkson house in Nashville? Well, here’s her former place – a 20,000 square-foot lakeside mega-mansion near Nashville, Tennessee. Located beside Old Hickory Lake on a peaceful cul-de-sac, Clarkson purchased the estate back in 2013 for $2.8 million and completely overhauled the place, adding in lots of custom touches to make it her own.
Kelly Clarkson house Nashville sits on 6 acres of land and comes with 7-bedrooms, 8-full bathrooms, and 3-half bathrooms. Those who enjoy a good “wow” factor in a home will likely love the grand entryway to the mansion as well as the elegant double staircases that lead up to the second level. Only adding to its appeal, the mansion is also filled with lots of amenities, including a billiards room with a wet bar, an elevator, a private dock, 2 spas, a saltwater pool, a sand volleyball court, a greenhouse, and even a child’s playground.
After deciding to relocate to Los Angeles, Clarkson put the opulent mansion on the market for $8.75 and then dropped the price down to $7.499 million after having no luck finding a buyer. As of this article’s publish date, it’s still on the market!
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Kelly Clarkson Hometown
Kelly Clarkson was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. Growing up, Clarkson was raised Southern Baptist and was even the youth group leader at her local church. Her singing talent was first noticed while she was in 7th grade at Pauline Hughes Middle School. A choir teacher by the name of Cynthia Glenn heard Clarkson singing in the hallway of the school and asked her if she would audition for the school’s choir. Kelly would go on to perform in various musicals, including Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Annie Get Your Gun, all the while undergoing classical training in hopes that she may earn a scholarship through music, which she actually did.
Upon graduating high school, she was offered scholarships to the University of North Texas, the University of Texas at Austin, and Berklee College of Music, but Clarkson turned them down, later stating that she wanted to try and build a career on her own. In 2001 Clarkson moved to Los Angeles with dreams of making it big in the music industry, but this didn’t come easy for the songstress since she was rejected by almost every big-name record label in the business. After finding no luck in LA, Clarkson moved back to Burleson and worked odd jobs there to earn money until 2002, when her friends convinced her to try out for a new series titled American Idol: The Search for a Superstar, and (as we all know by now) she won and went on to have a more successful career in the music industry than any other Idol winner.
Kelly Clarkson Family
Clarkson’s early childhood family life was not easy, but the superstar singer persevered and went on to not only achieve her dreams but also create a wonderfully adorable family of her own. Here’s all we have on the Clarkson family!
Kelly Clarkson Husband
In June 2020, Kelly Clarkson filed for divorce from her husband of many years Brandon Blackstock, a music manager. They met back in 2006 while rehearsing for her performance at the American Country Music Awards that year. At the time, Brandon’s father, Narvel Blackstock, was Clarkson’s manager. In a 2013 interview with People Magazine, Clarkson revealed that upon meeting Brandon for the first time, she just knew the two would end up together. Despite this revelation, however, they would not pursue a relationship until years later (since Blackstock was already married to Melissa Ashworth at the time).
In 2012, the pair would have yet another chance meeting at the Super Bowl – Kelly was going to perform the national anthem, while singer Blake Shelton was set to sing “America the Beautiful” and in attendance with him was his manager, a newly single Brandon Blackstock. Shortly after the two reconnected, they would go on a date. By 2012, the two were engaged and Brandon Blackstock had become Clarkson’s new manager.
In October of 2013, the couple wed at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee, and haven’t looked back since. Much of Kelly Clarkson wedding can be found online.
Fun fact: Kelly Clarkson’s husband Brandon Blackstock is actually the stepson of country star Reba McEntire! Brandon’s father and Reba we’re married from 1989-2015. Prior to her marriage to Blackstock, Kelly had even toured with McEntire and the two had been good friends long before becoming family. So, for all of you writing in asking ‘are Reba and Kelly Clarkson related’ – there you go!
How many kids does Kelly Clarkson have?
Kelly Clarkson has 4 children total, two of which, Savannah (born 2002) and Seth (born 2006), are stepchildren from her husband’s previous marriage. The other two, River Rose Blackstone (born 2014) and Remington Alexander Blackstock (born 2016), are the children she had with Brandon.
Kelly Clarkson Mother
Jeanne Taylor is a former first grade English teacher and mother of Kelly Clarkson. Jeanne was married to Stephen Michael Clarkson, an engineer and father to her 3 children; Kelly, Jason, and Alyssa, until 1988 when the couple split. During the couples’ messy divorce, Jeanne’s daughter Alyssa went to live with her aunt and uncle, her son Jason went to stay with his father, and Kelly (6 years old at the time) stayed with her mother. Jeanne is now re-married to a man by the name of Jimmy Taylor.
A massive misconception that seems to be all over the internet is that Jeanne’s ex-husband, Stephen Clarkson, is actually Jeremy Clarkson from the hit BBC series Top Gear, but this is a completely different Clarkson we’re talking about and hopefully, the internet figures this out soon enough and correct this major oversight. #duh
Kelly Clarkson Brother & Sister
Since Jason moved in with his father after their parents’ divorce, he never really got to know his sister growing up. It wasn’t until Jason’s wedding in 2001 that the siblings reunited and formed a strong bond. Currently, Kelly, Jason, and their sister Alyssa are all closer than ever and making up for lost times.
How Much Is Kelly Clarkson Worth?
As of 2019, it’s estimated that Kelly Clarkson net worth has reached a whopping $45 million!