Contact Us

Six Degrees of Separation: See Kim Kardashian’s Surprising Connection to Kelly Clarkson

Mike Coppola, Getty Images/Pacific Coast News

When you think of Kim KardashianKelly Clarkson probably isn’t the first person you’d associate with the reality star. After all, what could Kanye West‘s baby mama and the original ‘American Idol’ winner have in common? As it turns out, the two are not as distant as you might think. Read on to see their unexpected connection.


1

Kim Kardashian's Stepbrother Is Brody Jenner

 
 

Kim Kardashian and Brody Jenner became step-siblings in 1991, when Kardashian's mother Kris married Jenner's father, Bruce. Jenner has had his issues with his father and step-family over the years (as played out on this season of 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians'), and purposely chose not to learn of baby North West's name until it was revealed. 'There's too much responsibility -- don't tell me!' he joked to Ryan Seacrest.

 
Jason Merritt, Getty Images/Bryan Steffy, Getty Images
Jason Merritt, Getty Images/Bryan Steffy, Getty Images
2

Brody Jenner Dated Avril Lavigne

 
 

Brody Jenner and Avril Lavigne dated for almost two years -- even getting tattoos of each other's names -- before things fizzled in January 2012. Despite the lasting ink, there is no bad blood between the two. Jenner and Lavigne are "still friends who talk," and he wishes nothing but the best for her in her marriage to Nickelback's Chad Kroeger, he recently told the Huffington Post.

 
Ilya S. Savenok, Getty Images
Ilya S. Savenok, Getty Images
3

Avril Lavigne Sang With Shania Twain

 
 

Before becoming the pop-punk singer we know today, in the late '90s, Avril Lavigne was just a young girl with a dream when she won a radio contest to sing with fellow Canadian Shania Twain. In front of 20,000 people, Lavigne announced that she wanted to be a famous singer, and performed a duet of the country singer's tune 'What Made You Say That' with Twain herself.

 
Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images/Jeff Bottari, Getty Images
Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images/Jeff Bottari, Getty Images
4

Shania Twain and Reba McEntire are Two of the Top-Selling Female Country Artists

 
 

Shania Twain and Reba McEntire share one of the greatest honors in the music industry. As of 2012, the singers are the two top-selling female country artists of all-time. To hold such merit, both Twain and McEntire have sold over 30 million albums in their respective careers, cementing them a place in country music history.

 
Jason Merritt, Getty Images/Mike Moore, Getty Images
Jason Merritt, Getty Images/Mike Moore, Getty Images
5

Reba McEntire Is Brandon Blackstock's Stepmother

 
 

In 1989, country legend and fiery redhead Reba McEntire married her manager, Narvel Blackstock. With their union, McEntire gained three stepchildren, including Brandon Blackstock, who later followed in his father's footsteps and became a country music manager himself.

 
Jason Kempin, Getty Images/Todd Williamson, Getty Images
Jason Kempin, Getty Images/Todd Williamson, Getty Images
6

Brandon Blackstock Is Engaged to Kelly Clarkson

 
 

And to round off the list: In December 2012, after 10 months of dating, Brandon Blackstock popped the question to girlfriend Kelly Clarkson. (In addition to managing his wife, Reba McEntire, Brandon's dad Narvel Blackstock is also one of Clarkson's managers. Clarkson and McEntire have also recorded together.) Clarkson and her fiancé, who has two children from a previous marriage, are planning to elope, the singer announced on Twitter last month.

 
Brandon Blackstock and Kelly Clarkson
Christopher Polk, Getty Images

Next: See Robert Pattinson's Unexpected Connection to Carrie Underwood

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://starcrush.com using your Facebook account.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on StarCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on StarCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!