Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire have maintained their friendship despite Clarkson's divorce from McEntire's stepson, Brandon Blackstock. Clarkson confirmed during an episode of Watch What Happens Live that their personal dynamic hasn't changed. They were friends before Clarkson and Blackstock got together and continue to text each other regularly. Clarkson also dismissed rumors of a feud between her and Carrie Underwood, another American Idol alum. The experiences of divorce have created an unexpected bond between Clarkson and McEntire.