Melissa Ashworth: First wife of Brandon Blackstock

Who is Melissa Ashworth?

Melissa Ashworth is the ex-wife of former talent manager Brandon Blackstock. Melissa shares two children with Brandon, named Savannah Blackstock and Seth Blackstock. Her daughter Savannah is a well-known horse rider.

Melissa is a Greek female name that means “honey.”

After 12 years of marriage, Melissa and Brandon decided to end their marriage in 2012. Today, Melissa is now married to Jack Midkiff, a pastor in Maryville, Tennessee, US.

Meanwhile, her ex-husband married famous country singer Kelly Clarkson. But, the couple has also divorced after being together for seven years.

Please continue reading to learn more about Melissa Ashworth and her life.

Melissa Ashworth bio, relationships, career and net worth
Melissa Ashworth Biography

Quick facts

Full nameMelissa Ashworth
NicknameLiz, Mel, and Lisa
BirthdayJune 29, 1974
Age49 years old
Sun signCancer
TraitsPositive: loyal, caring, and protective
Negative: sensitive, moody, and vindictive
BirthplaceNahunta, GA, USA
Currently residingNashville, TN, USA
ParentsMark Ashworth
Debra Thrift Ashworth
SiblingsBrian Ashworth
Marital statusDivorced
SpouseBrandon Blackstock (2001-2012)
Chris White (2014-2016)
Jack Midkiff (current)
ChildrenSavannah Blackstock
Seth Blackstock
StepchildrenRemington Alexander Blackstock
Jackie Lee Midkiff
Kensey Cole Midkiff
Gracie Midkiff
Hair ColorBrown
Eye colorGrey
Net worthUnder USD 500k
Social mediaInstagram

Early life

Melissa Ashworth

On June 29, Melissa Ashworth was born to Mark Ashworth and Debra Ashworth. She also has a younger sibling named Brian Ashworth.

Her zodiac sign is Cancer. Cancerians are loyal, caring, and protective; however, they can be sensitive, moody, and vindictive.

Melissa is a Greek word that means honeybee. She has a beautiful pair of grey eyes and brown colored hair.

Melissa Ashworth came to the limelight because of her relationship with Brandon Blackstock

Kelly Clarkson revealed that Melissa visited when her daughter was born. Unlike other ex-wives, Melissa said she has a unique relationship with Brandon. She even called River Rose Blackstock a part of her kids.

It speaks a volume about Melissa.


Brandon Blackstock (ex-husband)

Exhusband Brandon Blackstock
Brandon Blackstock with his ex-wife Kelly Clarkson

On December 16, 1976, Brandon Blackstock was born to Elisa Gayle Ritter and Narvel Blackstock in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.

He is a businessman and a former talent manager.

Brandon is the CEO of the Starstruck Management company. Brandon used to work as a manager for country singer Blake Shelton.

Besides being Blake’s manager, he has also worked for a group called ‘Rascal Flatts.’ Brandon also worked with his father for the documentary ‘Blake Shelton Live: It’s All About Tonight.’

Reportedly, Melissa Ashworth and Brandon Blackstock got married in 2001. The couple lived a happy life for six more years until 2012. The couple never revealed the reason for their separation

Brandon married Kelly Clarkson in 2013. He had three 

His first daughter from Kelly is River Rose Blackstock, born in 2014. The couple welcomed their son, Remington Alexander Blackstock, in 2016.

After divorcing Melissa, Brandon Blackstock married the famous singer Kelly Clarkson. Kelly is also renowned as the first American Idol songwriter and TV Host.

She is a perfect stepmother to both of Melissa’s children.

Brandon’s second ex-wife, Kelly Clarkson, said Melissa is still a great friend.

Kelly stated that Melissa and her children are always involved in family gatherings. Just like the hit sitcom ‘Modern Family.’

Melissa also revealed to RadarOnline that she has a beautiful relationship with Kelly. She said, “I love Kelly, and we get along great, and my husband and I hang out with them all the time.”

Kelly divorced Brandon in 2021.

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Chris White (ex-husband)

Chris White and Kristina White
Chris White, the ex-husband of Melissa Ashworth with new life partner Kristina White

After finalizing the divorce, Brandon moved on to marry Kelly Clarkson. While Melissa Ashworth dated and married a man called Chris White.

Chris is a martial art instructor. He owns a business ‘Chris White’s Extreme Martial Arts-After School-Summer Camp & Bounce House.’

Melissa and Chris met around 2013 and got married after a year in 2014. According to Chris’s post on his Facebook, he adored Melissa. It led him to post several loving quotes while mentioning her.

But, the couple parted ways in 2016. Melissa and Chris are currently happily married to different partners.

Jack Midkiff (husband)

Today, Melissa Ashworth is happily married to Jack Midkiff. He is a singer and a pastor at High Praises Church in Maryville, Tennessee, US. The pair tied the knot in 2019.

Like Melissa, Jack also has children from his previous relationship with LaDonna Midkiff. Melissa’s eldest stepson, Jackie Lee Midkiff, is a well-known American country music singer. Before Jackie came to the limelight, he used to sing at a church with his father.

Jackie went on to sign with record labels like Republic Nashville and Broken Bow Records. They are some famous brands that have signed country artists like Lady Antebellum.

Melissa’s second stepson, Kinsey Cole, is a social influencer and Youtuber. Most of the videos on his YouTube account are vlogs of spending time and doing fun things with his family.

Likewise, Melissa also has a stepdaughter through Jack named Gracie Ann Marie Midkiff. Gracie is currently a high schooler who is one of the best athletes in her school.

Melissa once posted a picture of Gracie praising her for being athletic. She proudly stated that she could take on any guy in basketball, softball, golf, and bowling.

Melissa is quite close to her stepchildren. It is evident through her posts on her Instagram. She had posted a picture of them once with a caption that read, “Literally three out of the five coolest kids alive! So blessed!”

Melissa seems to be doing quite well with her current husband and his family. According to her stepson’s YouTube video, Melissa and Jack recently purchased a house. The couple and their children looked content as they worked to renovate the home.

Savannah Blackstock (daughter)

Melissa’s first daughter Savannah Blackstock is a talented athlete and horse rider. After her parents’ divorce, Savannah mostly stays with her father, Brandon. Nevertheless, she is still close to her mother, who is often present to support her at horse-riding events.

According to some sources, Savannah is a proud owner of two horses named The Unicorn and Albie. According to her mother’s Instagram post, Savannah is an A1 horse rider. Savannah has won titles like Bates Preliminary Junior/ Young Rider Championship.

Melissa Ashworth with daughter Savannah Blackstock and son Seth Blackstock

She also won the Littorian Trophy for being in top place as a rider in the Carolina International CCI2.

Savannah is quite close to her stepmother Kelly Clarkson. She has even made some appearances with the singer during her red-carpet photoshoots.

Kelly once even acknowledged her relationship with her stepchildren in an interview. She said, “We all live together and everything. It is so different, but it’s perfect. They’re awesome, and I dig the mom thing,”

Read about the complete biography of the daughter of Melissa- Savannah Blackstock.

Seth Blackstock (son)

Melissa’s second son Seth Blackstock is currently living with her. They do fun things like riding a carnival or, even better, bull riding.

Seth is also close to his dad and his stepmother, Kelly Clarkson. Seth had once appeared at one of Kelly Clarkson’s shows. He danced and sang with her backup singer to perform a song called ‘Uptown Funk.’

Sources say Kelly also used her status to organize Seth’s meeting with his favorite, Ariana Grande.

Read everything you need to know about Seth Blackstock


Sources say Melissa Ashworth used to work as a secretary in a company. But, since she is pretty secretive about her professional life, we are unsure what she does for a living.

But, in one of her social media posts, she was wearing an event t-shirt that read “AREA III NAJJune 299 Event Team.” North American Junior Youth Championship (NAJYRC) is an event hosted by US Equestrians.

In the social media post, Melissa was riding a horse. While riding the horse, she complained about her daughter making fun of her.

With her social media help, we guessed that she works with US Equestrians or is a retired secretary.

The net worth of Melissa Ashworth

Since we are unaware of what Melissa Ashworth does for a living, it isn’t easy to estimate her net worth.

According to sources, Melissa has amassed a USD 10-USD 14 million net worth.

But, her ex-husband Brandon Blackstock’s net worth is around $10 million. He earned money from his career as a talent manager and through his management company.

Social media

Melissa Ashworth is active on social media but has opted to keep her accounts private. 

Melissa has a private Instagram account with the username @melissajashworth 

She has over 881 followers and follows 505 people. 

Melissa Ashworth also has a Facebook account which is also private. 

She mostly shares stories of her daily life on this social media platform.


Who is Melissa Ashworth White?

Melissa Ashworth White, now Midkiff, is the first ex-wife of the famous talent manager Brandon Blackstock. She is the mother of Savannah Blackstock and Seth Blackstock.

How old is Melissa Ashworth?

Born on June 29, 1974, Melissa Ashworth is 49.

Is Melissa Ashworth married?

Yes, Melissa Ashworth is married to  Jack Midkiff. Previously she was married to Brandon Blackstock and Chris White.

Who is Melissa Ashworth married to?

Melissa Ashworth is currently married to a pastor and singer, Jack Midkiff.

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