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Kelly Clarkson filed court docs this week to simply go by Kelly Brianne. Brianne had previously been her middle name, but now it’s getting an upgrade to last name status.

According to TMZ, the court docs reveal Kelly said it’s more fitting of who she is now.

While Kelly was married to her now ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock, for seven years her legal last name had been Blackstock, although she professionally remained Clarkson.

Clarkson has an famously tumultuous relationship with her father, Stephen Michael Clarkson, although it is not confirmed that is why she is dropping her last name.

Kelly’s 2015 ballad, “Piece by Piece,” is partially about her father’s neglect during her childhood.

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