The divorce between Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock has been finalized.
Kelly Clarkson’s breakup with Brandon Blackstock is giving her plenty of content for her forthcoming album as the two fight in court.
Clarkson and Blackstock married in October 2013 after dating for two years.
“I’m overjoyed.” She gushed to Us Weekly before they exchanged vows, “He’s killing my creativity.” “I’m scribbling all this cheerful nonsense.” It’s suffocating me.”
River was born to the couple in 2014, and Remington was born in April 2016. With ex-wife Melissa Ashworth, the talent manager has a daughter Savannah and a son Seth.
Clarkson told Us in February 2020, “I think parenting changes you in the best of ways.” “It’s made me stronger, but it’s also difficult.” It’s the most difficult job in the world. It makes you unselfish, in my opinion. It forces you to rethink your priorities.”
Clarkson filed for divorce from Blackstock in June 2020, citing “irreconcilable disagreements” after nearly seven years of marriage, according to Us. The news came after the four-person family spent several months in Montana due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Clarkson will pay $45,601 in monthly child support to Blackstock, according to their divorce agreement, which CNN acquired. The couple has two children together, and custody will be shared.
In addition, the musician and talk show host must pay $1.3 million in one-time spousal support and $115,000 in monthly spousal support until January 31, 2024.
Despite the fact that Clarkson received their Montana property as part of their divorce settlement, Blackstock is still living there and paying her rent.
The Montana Ranch
Blackstock will be permitted to stay at their contentious Montana ranch until June 2022, but he will be obliged to pay about $12,000 per month and cover all utilities during that time. He must also cover all costs associated with his livestock company. Blackstock will have 10 days to relocate all of his things — including everything related to his business — off the land after relocating, and he will require permission to visit the ranch.
Clarkson will keep all of his cars and dogs. In exchange, Blackstock will receive the former couple’s “farm cattle, livestock, stock dogs, and horses,” as well as a Ford F-350, a Ford F-250, an ATV, and a number of CAT snowmobiles. He’ll also take home a golf simulator and a pair of Patek Philippe timepieces.
After seven years of marriage, the couple filed for divorce in 2020, and Clarkson was proclaimed legally single in August.
Both children will be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as part of the deal, as they will be traveling out of state to see their father at the former couple’s Montana ranch, where he will be staying for the time being.
Kelly Clarkson and Brandon have spent a lot of time working out the details of their divorce settlement. In January 2022, a source close to Clarkson told Us, “She will not even contemplate the thought of settling with Brandon.” “He will not receive any money from her unless the judge orders it.” It’s going to be a nightmare.
“She is devoting 100 percent of any free time she has to prepare for the trial,” the insider continued. She’s hunkered down with [attorney] Laura Wasser when she’s not taping her talk show.”
Kelly Clarkson Wants To Change Her Name
In February 2022, the Kelly Clarkson Show presenter filed to legally alter her name to Kelly Brianne, amidst the divorce controversy. In the aftermath of her divorce, she wanted to choose a name that “better reflects who I am,” according to court filings.