A Los Angeles County Court has temporarily ordered American singer and songwriter, Kelly Clarkson to pay her estranged husband, Brandon Blackstock a sum of $195,601 monthly for spousal and child support as the two continue their divorce battle.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast on Tuesday, July 27, the “Miss Independent” singer who is 39 years old, was required to pay 44-year-old Blackstock $150,000 per month in spousal support and a sum of $45,601 per month in child support to “benefit” their children, River, 7 years old, and Remington, 5 years old.
Clarkson filed for divorce from Blackstock in June 2020, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their split after nearly seven years together.
Following their breakup, the pair became involved in a legal battle with Clarkson’s father-in-law Narvel Blackstock’s company, Starstruck Management. Brandon also works for the management company.
According to the report, things got heated after the company sued the American Idol winner in September 2020, claiming she owed them over $1 million in unpaid commissions. Clarkson filed a petition with the California Labor Commissioner’s Office the following month, claiming Brandon and his father defrauded her of millions of dollars by charging her huge fees while she was working with their management company.
At the time, Brandon denied all the accusations made by his estranged wife, alleging that Clarkson was not entitled to any of the money earned by him, his father or their company while working together over the past 13 years. The legal battle is still ongoing.
However, in total, the Voice coach, who earns $1.9 million per month in income, according to the source, must pay Blackstock $195,601 monthly as the two continue their divorce battle. The pair’s final settlement agreement is still being worked out, the insider added.