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Kelly Clarkson Says She Had To Legally Change Her Name To Kelly Brianne Because Of Her Divorce

"I'm still Kelly Clarkson."

You know Kelly Clarkson — or, if we're getting all "what appears on your birth certificate" with it, Kelly Brianne Clarkson.

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Earlier this year, the singer and talk show host legally changed her name to Kelly Brianne — effectively making her middle name her last name.

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At the time, Kelly said that the reason for the name change was that it "more fully reflects who I am" — but it turns out that wasn't the whole story.

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In an interview for People (The TV Show!), Kelly explained that the name change resulted from her divorce from former husband Brandon Blackstock.

Kelly smiles while standing on the set of her daytime talkshow The Kelly Clarkson Show

"I just got divorced, so I had to drop my married last name," she explained.

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Kelly went on to explain that the reason she legally changed her name to Kelly Brianne was "for my personal life" — so if you're still calling her Kelly Clarkson, you're in the clear.

Kelly sings into the microphone

"I'm still Kelly Clarkson," she declared before joking, "I don't think I can change Clarkson at this point. I'm 20 years in!"

Clarkson poses with her hands on her hips on set of the show The Voice

Couldn't have said it better myself.

Kelly poses with hands on hips