Kelly Clarkson Refuses to Pay for Ex-Husband’s Ranch on Top of Support
Kelly Clarkson is facing ongoing legal battles due to her messy divorce. The Voice coach is now refusing to pay the expenses of ex-husband Brandon Blackstock’s Montana ranch. Recently, Clarkson was ordered to pay nearly $200,000 per month in spousal and child support. In addition, Clarkson will pay 70 percent of her children’s school fees.
Kelly Clarkson’s Costly Divorce
The terms and conditions of Clarkson’s divorce from Blackstock have been costly. In the divorce agreement, Clarkson requested that the court allow her to sell their ranch property in Montana. It was however, denied by the judge, and agreed that Blackstock would be responsible for the property’s finances.
The judge ordered Blackstock to run the expenses of the Montana property. It costs around $81,000 per month for the mortgage, loans against the property taxes, and insurance. With all the other expenses she is covering, Clarkson does not want to pay for the Montana Ranch as well. After all, Blackstock is the one using the property as his primary residence.
As reported by TMZ, Clarkson racks up a sum of around $1.5 million per month while her ex-husband brings in drastically less, just $10,000 per month. Clarkson requiring Blackstock to cover the ranch costs may seem “unfair” to some based on these numbers. In reality, the former entertainment manager is receiving $150,000 per month in spousal support, plus an additional $45,000 a month for child support. So it’s safe to say, his ex-wife his supporting him enough to make ends meet on the Montana ranch.
The Rise and Fall of the Hitmaker’s Marriage
Clarkson first met Blackstock in 2011 when he was working as a country music manager. The two began dating and got married in 2013. Blackstock already had two children from a previous marriage before he tied the knot with Clarkson. The couple then went on to have two children of their own River and Remington.
Earlier this month, Clarkson requested that the courts legally declare her single one year after she filed for divorce in 2020. Her ex-husband has since walked away from the entertainment business, and made the choice to become a full-time rancher.
The multi-talented artist on the other hand, has not stopped working. Aside from selling an astounding 25 million albums and 45 million singles worldwide, Clarkson is a successful coach on The Voice, which will premiere its new season on Sept. 20, and hosts her own talk show.