Brandon Blackstock’s Jealousy Apparently Led to Divorce from Kelly Clarkson
New information has come about during Kelly Clarkson’s divorce from Brandon Blackstock. A source recently spoke to US Weekly stating that Blackstock’s jealousy of Clarkson’s success is part of the reason their relationship didn’t work.
As Clarkson “Break[s] Away” from her marriage, she can finally embrace the amount of success she has had. After winning the first season of American Idol, she’s seriously had such a whirlwind of a career. But it seems like she was never able to embrace it during her marriage. Behind closed doors, he was reported to be incredibly jealous, which ultimately led to the divorce.
“[Clarkson] Can finally enjoy her success without feeling ashamed,” the source told Us Weekly. “Kelly doesn’t take credit for her success but shares it with the team she works with. It’s just who she is.”
The Two had “Irreconcilable Differences.”
Clarkson and Blackstock tied the knot in October of 2013 then officially filed for divorce in June 2020. The divorced couple had two children in their time together. They have a seven year-old daughter named River and a five year-old son named Remington. On top of that, Blackstock also has two children with his ex-wife Melissa Ashworth.
During the beginning of their split, Clarkson mentioned that her and her ex husband had “irreconcilable differences.” Their child custody case at the time was classified as “dissolution with minor children.”
In November 2020, Clarkson was granted primary custody of River and Remington. Blackstock still has legal custody of both children but they will primarily be with Clarkson. At the time they agreed that Blackstock would spend Thanksgiving and December 19 through the 25 with the kids. It was also mutually agreed that he would FaceTime their kids daily, be able to see them on the first and fifth weekends of the month in L.A., and the third weekend in Montana.
Moving Into A New Home Helped Clarkson Feel Better
In June 2021, Clarkson needed a change during the divorce. At this time she decided to buy a new home in Toluca Lake, California. It was reported that she bought this home for $5.4 million. Soon after buying this California home, she put her Tennessee home on the market for $6.3 million. Clarkson shared that moving into a different living space made her feel better during the divorce.
A month ago Clarkson was ordered to pay nearly $200,000 a month in spousal and child support. This would leave Blackstock walking away with nearly $2.4 million in support a the end of the year. During this time she also fought for the ability to sell their Montana ranch, but that was denied by the judge at the time.
According to Us Weekly’s Source, Clarkson had been concerned “that Brandon was just using her for her money and lifestyle” before they called it quits.
Her prenup was recently validated, which she found out about on-set filming The Voice. This prenup gave Clarkson the right to the couple’s Montana ranch, along with all assets and income earned during the marriage. During this time she also asked the judge to restore her maiden name. Although this has not been confirmed yet, most of the time, a judge will sign off on this sort of document immediately.
I wouldn’t imagine their divorce is completely settled just yet, but I’d say Clarkson has the upper hand currently. It should be interesting to see what else comes about from their divorce in the next few months.