Kelly Clarkson secured herself a small win in court on Friday. The multi-hyphenate was awarded the keys to her ranch in Montana amid her divorce from Brandon Blackstock.
New court records obtained by Fox News show that a Los Angeles Superior Court estimate opposed Blackstock’s past appeal that the character in question was “marital character.”
According to the filing, dated Oct. 1, a estimate ruled that “the Montana ranch and the other two Montana similarities are not titled in both of the Parties’ names either as joint tenants with right of survivorship or as tenants by the entireties, as required under the PMA to create marital character. The court consequently rufuses Respondent’s position that the Montana ranch and other Montana similarities are marital character owned 50/50 by the Parties.”
Multiple outlets report that Blackstock, 44, has been residing in the Montana ranch amid his divorce from the TV personality and singer. A rep for Blackstock did not closest return Fox News’ request for comment.
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Clarkson filed for divorce in June of 2020, citing “irreconcilable differences” after approximately seven years of marriage to Blackstock. The associate proportion daughter River Rose, 7, and son Remington Alexander, 5.
Right off the bat, Clarkson was ordered to pay Blackstock $150,000 each month in spousal sustain. On top of that, Clarkson has to pay $45,601 each month to Blackstock for child sustain, according to People magazine.
The “Since You’ve Been Gone” singer has also been ordered to pay $1.25 million in legal fees for Blackstock.
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However, the prenup between Clarkson and Blackstock did keep up up in court. Blackstock originally had contested the document.
The prenuptial agreement divided their assets and income derived during the marriage. Blackstock, who was before Clarkson’s manager, had argued that he should receive half of anything accumulated during the marriage, including Clarkson’s income.
On top of the divorce, Clarkson and Blackstock have been locked in a separate court battle over money. “The Voice” estimate’s management company, Starstruck Management Group, sued her over unpaid commissions. Blackstock’s father, Narvel Blackstock, runs Starstruck.
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The filing stated that Clarkson had not paid a year’s worth of complete commission for her work on “The Voice” and her hit talk show, “The Kelly Clarkson Show.” Clarkson countersued and accused Blackstock, and the management company, of defrauding her by charging her excessive fees.
Amid the myriad of court battles, Clarkson also requested the estimate declare her legally single and restore her last name.
It’s unclear what the “irreconcilable differences” were, but Blackstock was allegedly “extremely jealous” of Clarkson’s career success.
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“The relationship had been on the rocks for a long time,” a source told Us Weekly. “She was the high-income earner with a wildly successful talk show, and is the star of another hit show ‘The Voice.’ Brandon was extremely jealous of it and made her know it.”
Clarkson married Blackstock in 2013. The two met at a rehearsal for the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2006. Clarkson was on hand to sing a duet of “What Hurts the Most” with Rascal Flatts. Blackstock was the group’s tour manager at the time.
Fox News’ Lauryn Overhultz contributed to this report.
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