Country singer Kelly Clarkson’s divorce is getting outrageously expensive… Her estranged husband Brandon Blackstock is requesting $436,000 a month in spousal and child support.
The Kelly Clarkson Show host filed divorce from Blackstock in June, citing irreconcilable differences after seven years of marriage. They share two children, daughter River Rose, 6, and son Remington Alexander, 4.
Blackstock, a talent manager that represents country crooner Blake Shelton and Clarkson herself, is seeking $301,000 in spousal support and $135,000 in child support monthly. If the court agrees, he’ll make $5.2 million a year off of the ruling.
He is also asking the court to force Clarkson to pay for his legal representation during the proceedings and has already requested an exorbitant $2 million to pay the seven attorneys on his legal team.
Clarkson scored a big victory in court on Monday, when she was granted primary physical custody of the couple’s two children. Blackburn had been seeking an arrangement that would cause the children to be shuttled back and forth between Clarkson’s home in Los Angeles to his residence in Montana.
The court found that the children had “not resided in Montana” and ordered that Blackburn would be required to travel to Clarkson’s home in L.A. for “visitation and parenting time.”
Court documents also stated that the divorce is becoming more contentious between the former couple, officially noting that they were having a “difficult time co-parenting due to issues of trust between them.”
As the “level of conflict” has “increased” between the couple, Clarkson has remained mum on the topic for the sake of her children. She last addressed the divorce briefly on her show in September.
“Definitely didn’t see anything coming that came, but what I’m dealing with is hard — it involves more than just my heart, it involves a lot of little hearts,” she told viewers. “We know the best thing here is to protect our children and their little hearts.”
“So I’m usually very open and I usually talk about everything but in this case I will talk a little bit here and there about how it affects me personally, but probably won’t go too far into it because I’m a mama bear and my kids come first.”