Facts of Stephen Michael Clarkson
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Stephen Michael Clarkson was the father of Breakaway hitmaker Kelly Clarkson. Besides, Michael's daughter is the recipient of three Grammy Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, and four American Music Awards with more than 100 number ones on the Billboard Chart.
Stephen Michael Clarkson's Marriage And Divorced from Wife Jeanne Taylor
Stephen Michael Clarkson was prominent for being the father of American singer, author, actress, songwriter, and Grammy Award Winner Kelly Clarkson.
Talking about his marital status, the late celebrity father was married twice. Michael walked down the aisle with girlfriend-turned-wife Jeanne Taylor on December 24, 1971, Christmas Eve.
Together with his first wife Jeanne, the duo welcomed three children, a son Jason Michael Clarkson in 1973 and two daughters Alyssa Beth Clarkson in 1976 & Kelly Brianne Clarkson, in 1982. But almost after ten years of togetherness as husband and wife, Stephen Michael Clarkson filed for divorce from his wife, Jeanne Taylor. The divorce was finalized on August 24, 1981. The reason for the separation is stated to be Stephen's infidelity. At the time of his divorce from his wife, his superstar daughter, Kelly, was only six years old.
Following their split, his son Jason stayed with him in California. His daughter Alyssa Beth Clarkson went to live with her aunt in North Carolina. His youngest daughter Kelly Clarkson went to live with his mom Jeanne. Needless to say, Stephen Michael Clarkson was also the father of two children- Eric Clarkson and Kevin Clarkson from his second wife, whose details are not learned.
Kelly Clarkson - Stephen's Celebrity Daughter
In 2006, Kelly Clarkson met Brandon Blackstock for the first time when rehearsing for American Country Music Awards. But at the time, Blackstock was married to Mellisa Ashworth. The two again reconnected in 2012, when Brandon ended his marriage with his ex-wife Melissa.
Long story short, Kelly fell in love with Blackstock, and after ten months of dating, Clarkson announced their engagement through Twitter. In October 2013, the couple got hitched nearly after a year of being engaged. The two also share two children a son, Remington Alexandra Blackstock, and a daughter River Rose Blackstock.
However, after nearly seven years of marriage, tensions began to rise in the husband & wife's life. So, Kelly filed for divorce against her ex-husband which was finalized in 2018. As for now, Kelly is a single mother sharing her happiness with two kids.
Stephen Michael Clarkson's Relationship With Her Daughter Kelly Clarkson
Stephen Michael Clarkson had a strained relationship with his daughter from a young age. When she was just six years old, Stephen left the family, leaving her mother to raise her and her siblings on her own. Due to their financial struggles, she ended up living with her mother, while her sister went to reside with their uncle and aunt, and her brother went to live with their father.
The singer was never able to move past the emotional scars left by her father. Kelly tried to reach out to her father many times, especially for her older brother but refused to be acknowledged every time. When asked about her father, she said "It's hard to miss something you never had." Kelly was so disappointed that she even refused to come to see her father on the deathbed in 2018 and didn't show up at his funeral.
On February 12, 2018, Kelly's dad passed away, he was 67 years old at the time of his death. The funeral took place in Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Lourdes Navarro Clarkson, and leaves behind six siblings and five children. His obituary notice is available in Find a Grave.
What is Stephen Michael Clarkson's Daughter's Net Worth?
There is very little known about Stephen's career. According to some sources, Stephen worked as an engineer, whereas his first wife Jeanne worked as a first-grade English teacher. As for his celebrity daughter, Kelly Clarkson, her music journey in the 7th grade from an audition for the school's choir which she got selected. Later on, Kelly, to achieve a music career, moved to Los Angeles.
Check out the video of Stephen Michael Clarkson's daughter Kelly Clarkson addressing her divorce below.
In 2002, after defeating many contestants, Clarkson became the 1st winner of the American Idol first season. After becoming the winner of the American Idol Season First, her life changed to the next level. Kelly soon started making albums, and her album Breakaway was released on November 30, 2004, and sold over 12 million copies worldwide. As a result, Clarkson boasts an incredible net worth of $45 million from her album sales and appearances in TV Shows like The Voice & Kelly Clarkson Show.
Quick Facts of Stephen Michael Clarkson
- Stephen's daughter Kelly Clarkson graduated in 2000 from Burleson High School.
- Kelly has been nominated for the Grammy Awards 13 times and won three.
- After many years of separation, the three kids of Stephen reunited at Jason's wedding in Alaska.
- In 2012, Jason Clarkson got arrested in Texas for drinking and driving.
- Stephen's divorce inspired Kelly's songs 'Because of You and 'Piece by Piece.