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Kelly Clarkson blasts infidelity talk; husband’s ex joins defense

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The sad fact of Tinsel Town infidelity gossip is that it gives people the impression that husbands everywhere are cheating. We know from national research that this is not true. And in the case of Kelly Clarkson, gossipmongers learned from a Twitter blast that you don’t mess with her marriage, according to the Huffington Post, Dec. 9, 2013: Kelly Clarkson Responds To Cheating Rumors With Twitter Blast. And the San Francisco Chronicle [SFGate.com] pointed out that Clarkson, expecting her first child with Brandon Blackstock, is not only rumored to be having an affair but is also “expecting a child with another woman.” Kelly Clarkson slams affair rumors.

Even Blackstock's former wife sings his praises

Here is the unusual twist to the infidelity story, Blackstock’s ex wife has come to his defense.

His ex-wife and the mother of his children, Melissa Ashworth, previously spoke out in defense of Clarkson and Blackstock's relationship, “This is ridiculous … this silliness. I have my two children [by Brandon] right here, who I love," she told RadarOnline.com. “I adore Kelly and Brandon as a couple, so if I say anything it’s going to be positive.” The Huff Post

Ashworth is mother to Savannah and Seth, who are now Clarkson’s stepchildren.

Reba McEntire quiet on gossip, thrilled about pregnancy

Clarkson, who was the American Idol winner, married music manager Blackstock in October and announced that "I'm officially Mrs. Blackstock" on Twitter after two years of dating. Blackstock is stepson to Reba McEntire.

Stopping infidelity gossip in its tracks

The good news about Clarkson taking on the infidelity gossips is the message it sends to others. As inaccurate Internet headlines blare of cheating husbands, reports from the General Social Survey, funded by the National Science Foundation, say infidelity still hovers at 20 percent. Most wives can feel confident that their marriages are safe.Marriage stable as divorce and infidelity dip, says new report.

Copyright 2013 Rita Esposito

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