Kelly Clarkson has secured another legal victory in the ongoing divorce proceedings with her ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock.
Before their divorce in 2022, Brandon served not only as Kelly’s husband and the father of their two children but also as her manager. Recent revelations indicate that during his tenure as her manager, Brandon took millions from Kelly.
Court documents obtained by TMZ reveal that a judge has ruled Brandon owes Kelly over $2.6 million. The findings indicate that Brandon “unlawfully collected booking commissions” while working as Kelly’s manager.
Blackstock reportedly played a significant role in securing deals for Kelly, including her role as a coach on The Voice and hosting the Billboard Music Awards. He allegedly awarded himself a commission for these deals, a practice only legally permissible for agents, not managers.
According to TMZ, Blackstock took over $1.98 million in commissions solely from Kelly’s role on The Voice. Brandon has decided to appeal the judge’s decision, though neither party has issued a statement regarding this legal matter.
The settlement terms include Kelly making a one-time payment of over $1.3 million to Brandon, as well as monthly child support of $45,601 for their two children, River Rose (7) and Remington Alexander (5). The support payments commenced in February, according to court documents.
While the former couple agreed on joint custody, the children will primarily live with Kelly in her Los Angeles home. Clarkson will retain both Montana properties, with Brandon paying $2,000 per month to stay in one until June.
Additionally, Kelly will pay spousal support of $115,000 per month to Brandon until January 31, 2024. The singer had been paying spousal support of $150,000 per month and $45,601 per month for child support since a court ruling in July 2021.
Kelly will keep family pets, multiple cars, including a Ford Bronco, a Ford F-250, and a Porsche Cayenne, and a flight simulator. Brandon will receive farm cattle, livestock, stock dogs, and horses, along with a Ford F-350, a Ford F-250, an ATV, CAT snowmobiles, two Patek Philippe watches, and a golf simulator.
Kelly filed for divorce in June 2020 after seven years of marriage, and the legal process has been challenging. Despite the difficulties, Kelly has maintained transparency and resilience, providing her fans with a candid look at her journey through divorce.