It’s finally done. After nearly 2 years of separation, Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock have settled their divorce.
Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock’s Divorce: Everything known
The vocalist, 39, and the music manager, 45, reached a settlement on Tuesday, March 8, according to Us Weekly.
Clarkson will have sole custody of the former couple’s two children, River, 7, and Remington, 5, while their father can have them for one weekend every month, as per the terms of the agreement. The custody agreement will be reviewed and revised if Blackstock leaves Montana – he nowadays is now living on the farm’s land, which he previously shared with Clarkson.
The Montana farm, a subject of dispute across the divorce proceedings, will be owned by the From Justin to Kelly actress. On Tuesday, Judge Scott Gordon of the Los Angeles Superior Court ruled that Blackstock can only reside there till June 1. He also has to pay $12,500 monthly rent to his ex-wife.
Clarkson must pay Blackstock a one-time sum of $1.3 million, as well as $45,600 monthly in child support, as part of the arrangement. The “Because of You” singer shall also pay $115,000 monthly in spousal support to her former husband until 2024.
Blackstock and the Vocal instructor started dating in 2011 and publicized their engagement during the last month of 2012. The couple tied the knot on October 20, 2013. In June 2014, they had a daughter River Rose, and in April 2016, they had a boy, Remington. From his marriage to Melissa Ashworth, Blackstock has a 19-year-old daughter, Savannah, and a 15-year-old son, Seth.
In 2017, the American Idol winner talked about her marital relationship with Blackstock and how they keep their relationship lively while parenting four children.
“Whenever Brandon and I are in a gathering where sex is being discussed, we remain quiet. Let’s just say we’re a lot more active than other couples to make it family-friendly. I’m someone who thrives on change. The multiple Grammy winner told Redbook, “He adores surprises.” “Having a particular time or location [for intimacy] would be dull for us.” I was not really searching for a friend when I met Brandon rather, I was on the quest for a lover. I’d never met someone with whom I was genuinely enamored and with who I wanted to spend the entire day in bed with. I was going to grasp on to that and take advantage of it because I knew I could.”
The music director posted a video with his kids on Instagram just under two months before the separation. “Have a great birthday, baby.” In an April 2020 video, he remarked, “I love you more than you’ll ever know.”
During the coronavirus outbreak, the talk show presenter spent much of the last twenty months isolating with her family in Montana. “In all seriousness,” she remarked on the Today show in April 2020, “it’s amusing with the kids and it’s hard doing the teaching and all those kinds of things, but it can be gloomy, this kind of isolation.” “For everyone, it can be a little bleak, and there’s a lot of uncertainty.”