Brandon Blackstock Demands Half A Million EVERY Month In Child Support From Kelly Clarkson!?
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Kelly Clarkson was awarded primary physical custody of her children River Rose, 6 and Remington Alexander, 4 with soon to be ex-husband Brandon Blackstock. He is now seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars in child support and is hoping to tack on legal fees.
Brandon Blackstock Requests Major Child Support Money From Kelly Clarkson
According to People Magazine, Brandon is seeking $436,000 in monthly spousal and child support. This is a little more than Kelly was initially willing to pay. “Brandon’s been equally unreasonable in his requests for child and spousal support, as well as attorney fees,” a source said. “Kelly’s offered to pay for all the kids’ expenses, but Brandon seems to think he is entitled to and needs $301K in spousal support and $135K in child support per month.” This would equate to over $5.2 million per year.
That’s not all he is asking for though. “Additionally, he’s already asked for $2M for attorney fees when he’s the one driving up the cost of the divorce with seven attorneys just representing him alone,” the source continued. Kelly filed for divorce back in June citing “irreconcilable differences” after nearly seven years of marriage.
“As Kelly has said, her first priority in all of this is to take care of the kids and all the hearts that are involved in this divorce,” the second source says. “It’s been a hard time for everyone, but Kelly’s pleased with the court’s ruling regarding custody.”
This is not their first conflict involving money. Brandon’s father Narvel Blackstock, owner of Starstruck Management Group is suing Kelly. The suit alleges that Kelly owes them $1.4 million in unpaid commissions. These commissions are reportedly from Kelly’s earning as host of The Kelly Clarkson Show and The Voice.
Kelly reportedly previously paid Starstruck Management Group a 15% commission but is accused of owing $5.4 million by the end of the year. There is no written agreement since this was all verbally done by Kelly’s lawyer in 2007 during a phone call. This turns the situation into more of a “he said, she said.”
Kelly Wants To Focus On The Kids Amid The Divorce Drama
Through it all, Kelly’s main focus has remained on her children. “Divorce is hard and it gets tense for most couples going through it. But Kelly’s primary focus is on doing the best she can to protect the kids,” the source added. “In this case, she had to fight for them since Brandon and his attorneys were making unreasonable requests.”
The court documents stated that both Kelly and Brandon had “a difficult time co-parenting due to issues of trust between them.”
The kids are spending Thanksgiving break with Brandon and will also spend time with him again during Christmas time. After that, Kelly will get to spend New Years’ with them. This agreement also states that Brandon will FaceTime the children “at a mutually agreed upon time.” He has two children from a previous relationship.