Talk show host and singer Kelly Clarkson had a bad day at court when a judge ordered her to pay estranged husband Brandon Blackstock nearly $200,000 a month in support.
Despite being awarded primary physical custody of the couple’s two children, who reside with her in a Toluca Lake, California mansion, Clarkson,39, has been ordered $45,601 a month to Blackstone for child support for 7-year-old River Rose and 5-year-old Remington.
She requested that a judge declare her legally single, then got slapped with paying her ex $150,000 a month in spousal support and was forced to cover his $1.25 million in legal fees stemming from the divorce. Court records list “The Kelly Clarkson Show” host’s monthly income as $1.5 million.
Blackstock, 44, was also awarded visitation rights at Clarkson’s $5.5 million dollar residence, anf will be allowed to have visits with the children at his Montana ranch, which he maintains full time after giving up his career as Clarkson’s entertainment manager.
As the couple divvies up their property holdings, she requested that the court allow her to sell the Montana ranch. The judge denied her ask, but did order Blackstone to take over the Montana homestead’s expenses, which total out to $81,000 a month.
Clarkson accused her ex of acting fraudulently as her manager when she filed for divorce June of 2020, after seven years of marriage. Her father-in-law Narvel Blackstock filed a lawsuit against “The Voice” coach claiming that she owed his talent management company, where Brandon worked, $1.4 million in fees from her earnings.
The “SInce You’ve Been Gone” singer countered that the agents were “acting in conflict of interest” and “demanding unconscionable fees,” while they hid the fact that they were not licensed to act as agents in California from her.
Blackstone still retains Clarkson’s “The Voice” co-star Blake Shelton as his only client.