Kelly Clarkson has been ordered to pay her ex-husband Brandon Blackstock nearly $200k-per-month in spousal and child support.
The Stronger singer, 39, – said to be worth $45M – has been required to pay her ex/former manager a whopping $150k a month in spousal support since April 1st 2021.
Additionally, she’s ordered to pay another $45k per month to Blackstock as child support for their minor children River, seven, and Remington, five, according to legal documents obtained by The Blast.
The documents also revealed details into Clarkson’s finances, showing that she personally earns $1,583,617 a month.
All-in-all, Kelly will end up cutting a $195,601 check for her ex every month.
The order additionally requires her to pay $1.25million to cover Brandon’s attorney fees incurred from the divorce.
The documents also reveal that Blackstock has decided to change careers, leaving behind the entertainment business to pursue ranching.
The filings say Blackstock ‘made a very deliberate choice to change his life and become a rancher full-time.’
According to the docs, he plans to earn income sponsoring rodeos and tending to his land and livestock.
Blackstock’s side claims he is out of the music business, stating he ‘spends minimal time regarding his representation of his remaining client, Blake Shelton.’
Earlier this month Clarkson asked for the courts to legally declare her single, over one year after she initially filed for divorce in June 2020.
To make matters worse, she had previously asked the court to terminate Blackstock’s ability to seek spousal support, and for the couple’s prenuptial agreement to be ‘enforced’ which could outline a custody arrangement.
The singer has sold a staggering 25 million albums and 45 million singles worldwide in her career, and currently has her own talk-show.