Reba McEntire has a special connection to both Kelly Clarkson and her estranged husband, Brandon Blackstock, and she's now breaking her silence on the duo's divorce.
"You know I love them both. Brandon's my stepson, Kelly's my good friend, and I'm pulling for both of them," Reba told EXTRA. "I hope they're happy and healthy and pull through this."
Reba married Brandon's father Narvel Blackstock in 1989, but they split in 2015. Kelly and Brandon began dating in 2012 and he soon became her manager. The pair split last year and their divorce hasn't been completely amicable, as they've fought over finances and housing.
"I pray that everybody gives them the encouragement that they can because they need it right now, both of them do," Reba said. "I love them both with all my heart."
The "Since You've Been Gone" singer and Brandon share two children together, River Rose Blackstock, 7, and Remington Alexander Blackstock, 5.
In July, a judge ordered Kelly to pay her ex more than $200,000 in spousal support, as well as about $61,000 in child support for their two children. However, because of the prenup, Kelly got the majority of the former couple's assets, including the Montana ranch where Brandon is currently living. Since Kelly purchased the $10.4 million ranch, a judge recently deemed her the sole owner. Brandon unsuccessfully argued the ranch was marital property that should be split equally between them.
According to TMZ, Kelly is hoping to give her ex the boot as soon as possible, but he's refusing to vacate the property. She hopes to eventually be rid of the ranch completely.