Kelly Clarkson Ordered To Pay $200K A Month In Support To Ex-Husband

By Marc Piscotty - [1], Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=69856206

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.

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Beverly
1 month ago

The judge did her wrong. There should be no spousal support unless it has a time limit of 2 years. The amount he is getting for child support could raise many family kids.

Helen K.
Helen K.
1 month ago
Reply to  Beverly

Odd, since in most cases, no one cares when it’s the man paying astronomical amounts to the woman. Double standards much?

JKay
JKay
1 month ago
Reply to  Helen K.

I’m not concerned about the amount of child support. They are rich, the rich always pay more. What I am concerned about is that she has primary physical custody & he just has visitation rights. Why is she paying child support at all? The parent (Father OR Mother) who does NOT have primary physical custody is the parent who should be paying child support. That being said, she has enough money, she doesn’t need child support from him.

Maj229
Maj229
1 month ago
Reply to  JKay

Child support is not just based on who has primary physical custody. The earnings of the party is a major consideration, particularly with high wage earners. She apparently makes significantly more money than her husband, thus the child support. For high wage earners, like Clarkson, unless her ex-husband makes close to, or equal to, or more, then she will pay child support, even though she has primary physical custody.

Spousal support, if it’s permanent spousal support, i.e., support paid as part of a judgment, is based on a number of considerations, e.g., length of marriage, and marital standard of living (in this case she is the major wage earner making significant amounts of money, and this was given significant weight) to name a couple.

Doris Frazier
Doris Frazier
1 month ago

This is outrageous. He has plenty of his own dam money.

Helen K.
Helen K.
1 month ago
Reply to  Doris Frazier

Your double standards are showing.

DynaRyder99
DynaRyder99
1 month ago
Reply to  Helen K.

These 2 losers been livingoff her fame for years. . The judge is Wrong for this decision.

Julie McLaughlin
Julie McLaughlin
1 month ago

Blake should get a different “talent management” company because Blackstone is not truthful. Blake needs to show loyalty to his friend and peer, Kelly, who could use more genuine friends by her side. Step up!

Patty
1 month ago

THE JUDGE IS WRONG!!!! HE IS AFTER HER AS AN ENTERTAINER AND SINGLE MOTHER!!!!!HE IS TAKING AWAY FROM HER CHILDREN AND DENYING THE THEM SAFTY, ALSO WRONG MESSAGE IN THE DIVORCE CASE!!!!!!

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

WTH,that sound’s outrageuos, and wrong.

Helen K.
Helen K.
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Happens to loving fathers everyday, across the United States, yet, the same people who find this case outrageous, has never expressed outrage in the millions of other cases when fathers are forced into the exact same payment arrangement.

Last edited 1 month ago by Helen K.
DRLJR
DRLJR
1 month ago

I wonder what the rest of the story is in relation to these people.