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Just shy of two years after filing for divorce, Kelly Clarkson has finally reached a settlement with her ex, Brandon Blackstock.
TMZ first broke the news Tuesday and shared that Kelly got the majority of the assets, although Blackstock isn’t being left empty handed. In fact, Blackstock will get spousal support to the tune of $115,000 a month until January 2024. In addition, he will receive $45,600 a month in child support, despite the fact that Clarkson was awarded primary custody of their two children with Brandon only getting them one weekend a month.
Kelly gets to keep her Montana ranch where Blackstock currently lives. He is allowed to stay there until June 1, but will be paying his ex-wife $12,500 a month for rent.
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TMZ reported that Brandon challenged their prenup, but a judge found that it was valid document and Clarkson will get to keep the rumored $20 million a year that she earns…after she gives him a one-time $1.3 million as part of the settlement.Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock wed in October 2013 after two years together. The pair welcomed daughter River in 2014 and son Remington in 2016. Blackstock is also father to daughter Savannah and son Seth, his children from a previous marriage to Melissa Ashworth.
It was reported in June 2020 that Kelly had filed from divorce from Blackstock after seven years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.
Three months later during an interview on the TODAY Show, Clarkson told Hoda Kotb “You can ask anyone who’s gone through a divorce, I don’t think anyone expects it. You see yourself growing old with someone and then life has a different path. It’s so hard on everyone, and you know me, I’m really open. I try to be open and share…We all go through things. But at the same time, we have four kids total with each other. That’s a lot of hearts involved, and you just have to be really careful.We’re in the public eye so that’s hard too, to try and be truthful but also keep your privacy.”