It’s settled. Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock finalized their divorce on March 8, 2022, after two years of tension with the pair having reached settlements on all the things from custody to their Montana property.
Us Weekly confirmed in June 2020 that the American Idol winner filed for divorce after almost seven years of marriage, citing “irreconcilable differences,” after spending a number of months quarantined collectively for a number of months at their Montana house. “They clashed on so many levels and being in quarantine together heightened their problems to the point of no return,” a supply advised Us on the time.
The pair have spent a lot of the time since hammering out the details of their divorce settlement. “She will not even entertain the idea of settling with Brandon,” a supply near Clarkson advised Us in January 2022. “He will not get one penny from her that isn’t ordered by the judge. It’s going to be nasty.”
The insider continued: “She is devoting 100 percent of any free time she has preparing for the trial. When not filming her talk show, she is hunkered down with [attorney] Laura Wasser.”
Amid the divorce drama, the Kelly Clarkson Show host filed to legally change her name to Kelly Brianne in February 2022. According to courtroom paperwork, she wished to decide on a reputation that “more reflects who I am” within the wake of her break up.
After tying the knot in October 2013, the previous couple welcomed daughter River, now 7, and son Remington, now 5. The couple agreed on a custody arrangement in November 2020 however dividing up their monetary belongings proved tougher. In explicit, the “Piece by Piece” singer and Blackstock have disagreed over what to do about their Montana ranch, which she initially wished to promote.
Blackstock beforehand testified that he wished to go away the leisure trade behind and turn into a full-time rancher, claiming that he wanted the ranch for his enterprise.
In August 2021, a choose dominated that the Texas native was chargeable for the prices of sustaining the ranch. If he didn’t make mentioned funds, Clarkson can be allowed to promote the property. Five months later, the Voice coach agreed to give her ex-husband a 5.12 p.c share of the Montana property, equaling $908,800 of its whole $17,750,000 worth.
Clarkson was additionally prevented from having Blackstock evicted from the ranch. “He has been living in it and said he doesn’t have the financial means to afford to purchase a residence of his own at this time, citing the unresolved financial aspect of their divorce,” an insider advised Us in December 2021. As a part of their finalized settlement, Blackstock will stay on the property till June 2022 and can pay the “Miss Independent” singer lease to cowl upkeep prices till he strikes.
Keep scrolling to see the complete breakdown of Clarkson and Blackstock’s divorce settlement: