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Melissa Ashworth: Brandon Blackstock’s ex-wife, bio, career, family, and net worth

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.

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 based in Maryville, Tennessee, US.

Meanwhile, her ex-husband married famous country singer Kelly Clarkson. But, the couple is currently in the divorce process after being together for seven years.

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

Quick facts

Full nameMelissa Ashworth Midkiff
BirthdateJune 29, 1974
Father’s nameMark Ashworth
Mother’s nameDebra Ashworth
Sibling’s nameBrian Ashworth
Eye colorGrey
Hair colorBrown
Sun signCancer
Ex-husbandsBrandon Blackstock (2001-2012)


Chris White (2014-2016)

Marital statusMarried
Current husbandJack Midkiff
ChildrenSavannah Blackstock/ Seth Blackstock
StepchildrenJackie Lee Midkiff/Kensey Cole Midkiff/ Gracie Midkiff
FacebookMelissa Ashworth Midkiff

Melissa Ashworth early life

Melissa Ashworth was born on June 29th, 1974, to Mark Ashworth and Debra Ashworth. She also has a younger sibling named Brian Ashworth.

Melissa came to the limelight because of her relationship with Brandon Blackstock. During their relationship, she never disclosed any information about her past. Although Melissa is quite active on social media, she ensures she does not reveal much about her life.

Melissa Ashworth

Melissa Ashworth personality traits

Melissa Ashworth is an American by nationality and is from white ethnicity. She has a beautiful pair of grey eyes and brown colored hair.

Since Melissa’s birth date is June 29th, her sun sign lies under Cancer. Cancers have a determined character and attitude. But, regardless of their hard exterior, they are quite soft at heart.

Although we do not know Melissa personally, we can vouch that she is an incredible person with a kind heart. She posts thoughtful and encouraging words on her social media.

Another reason we stand by Melissa as a great person is that she is still close to her ex-husband.

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

Melissa Ashworth relationships

Relationship with Brandon Blackstock

Reportedly, Melissa Ashworth and Brandon Blackstock had gotten married in 2001. Throughout their relationship, the pair welcomed two children.

Their eldest daughter Savannah Blackstock was born on June 7th, 2002. Likewise, their son, Seth Blackstock, was born six years later on November 21st, 2006.

After their second son’s birth, the couple lived a happy life for six more years until 2012. The couple never revealed the reason for their separation. Brandon’s current wife, Kelly Clarkson, said that 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.”

About Brandon Blackstock

Melissa Ashworth’s ex-husband Brandon Blackstock is an American businessman and former talent manager. Brandon is the CEO of the Starstruck Management company. Brandon used to work as a manager for country singer Blake Shelton.

Brandon is the second son of a TV producer, Narvel Blackstock, and a former model, Elisa Gayle Ritter.

Apart from being Blake’smanager, 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.’

Besides Brandon’s children with Melissa, he also has two children from his second wife. His first daughter from Kelly is River Rose Blackstock, who was born in 2014. The couple welcomed their son, Remington Alexander Blackstock, in 2016.

Melissa Ashworth’s children

Melissa Ashworth’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,”

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

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 a meet for Seth with his favorite, Ariana Grande.

Relationship with Chris White

After the finalization of 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 had 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.

Who is Melissa married to today?

Today, Melissa Ashworth is happily married to Jack Midkiff. He is a singer and a pastor at a church named 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 had come 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 of the famous brands that have signed country artists like Lady Antebellum.

Melissa’s second stepson, Kinsey Cole, is a social influencer and Youtuber. Most of his 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 had once posted a picture of Gracie praising her for being so athletic. She had even 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.

Melissa Ashworth career

Sources say Melissa Ashworth used to work as a secretary for an unknown company. But, since she is quite 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 NAJYRC 2019 Event Team.” North American Junior Youth Championship (NAJYRC) is an event hosted by US Equestrian.

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

With her social media’s help, we guessed that she is either working with US Equestrian or is a retired secretary.

Melissa Ashworth net worth

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

Melissa Ashworth social media

An excellent source to know about Melissa Ashworth is through her social media. She owns Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts.

All her social media posts are full of positivity and spirituality. Her Instagram ID is @melissa_ashworth_midkiff, where she has about 800 plus followers. Most of her posts show her spending time with her five children and other members of her family.



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Likewise, most of Melissa’s posts on Facebook are like her Instagram posts. Her Facebook username is under ‘Melissa Ashworth Midkiff.’


Furthermore, her Twitter account is not much different. She often retweets posts related to spirituality. Melissa also tweets about her family or optimistic quotes. Her Twitter account is under the username @_ss_mom, where she has about 400 plus followers.


Melissa Ashworth now

Melissa Ashworth seems to be an amazing woman and a great mother. Despite the fallout of relationships, she still appears motivated. Melissa knows how to win the world with her beautiful smile.

Today, she is happily married to her third husband, Jack Midkiff, who seems to love and adore her. We hope she keeps on prospering to greater heights. And, we have faith that her positive energy and attitude remain forever.