Kelly Clarkson’s divorce from estranged husband Brandon Blackstock has grow to be a messy courtroom battle.
Clarkson filed for divorce in June of 2020, citing “irreconcilable variations” after roughly seven years of marriage to Blackstock. The couple share daughter River, 6, and son Remington Alexander, 4.
Proper off the bat, Clarkson was ordered to pay Blackstock $150,000 every month in spousal assist. On high of that, Clarkson has to pay $45,601 every month to Blackstock for youngster assist, in keeping with Folks journal.
The “Since You’ve got Been Gone” singer has additionally been ordered to pay $1.25 million in authorized charges for Blackstock.
KELLY CLARKSON’S ESTRANGED HUSBAND BRANDON BLACKSTOCK WAS ‘EXTREMELY JEALOUS’ OF SINGER’S SUCCESS: REPORT
Kelly Clarkson filed for divorce from Brandon Blackstock in June of 2020. Since then, the 2 have been locked in a messy courtroom battle over a myriad of issues.
Nonetheless, the prenup between Clarkson and Blackstock did maintain up in courtroom. Blackstock initially had contested the doc.
The prenuptial settlement cut up their belongings and earnings derived in the course of the marriage. Blackstock, who was beforehand Clarkson’s supervisor, had argued that he ought to obtain half of something accrued in the course of the marriage, together with Clarkson’s earnings.
On high of the divorce, Clarkson and Blackstock have been locked in a separate courtroom battle over cash. “The Voice” choose’s administration firm, Starstruck Administration Group, sued her over unpaid commissions. Blackstock’s father, Narvel Blackstock, runs Starstruck.
The submitting said that Clarkson had not paid a yr’s value of full fee for her work on “The Voice” and her hit discuss present, “The Kelly Clarkson Present.” Clarkson countersued and accused Blackstock, and the administration firm, of defrauding her by charging her extreme charges.
Amid the myriad of courtroom battles, Clarkson additionally requested the choose declare her legally single and restore her final identify.
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It is unclear what the “irreconcilable variations” have been, however Blackstock was allegedly “extraordinarily jealous” of Clarkson’s profession success.
“The connection had been on the rocks for a very long time,” a supply informed Us Weekly. “She was the high-income earner with a wildly profitable discuss present, and is the star of one other hit present ‘The Voice.’ Brandon was extraordinarily jealous of it and made her realize it.”
Regardless of how messy the authorized battles have grow to be, Clarkson has acknowledged that divorce is ‘horrible.’
Now, Clarkson “can lastly get pleasure from her success with out feeling ashamed,” the insider informed the outlet. “Kelly doesn’t take credit score for her success however shares it with the crew she works with. It’s simply who she is.”
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Regardless of how messy the authorized battles have grow to be, Clarkson has acknowledged that divorce is “horrible.”
“There are such a lot of onerous elements,” she defined throughout a December episode on her discuss present. “The toughest for me is the youngsters, that is the toughest for me. I feel, as girls particularly, we’re educated … to take all of it on and you may take care of it and also you’re positive, however it’s your infants that you just fear about.”
Clarkson married Blackstock in 2013. The 2 met at a rehearsal for the Academy of Nation Music Awards in 2006. Clarkson was available to sing a duet of “What Hurts the Most” with Rascal Flatts. Blackstock was the group’s tour supervisor on the time.