Kelly Clarkson to Pay Brandon Blackstock Nearly $200,000 a Month in Spousal and Child Support https://t.co/zLLtFYJNpT— People (@people) July 28, 2021
According to court documents obtained by People on Tuesday, July 27, a Los Angeles County Court has ruled that Kelly Clarkson, 39, is required to pay her ex-husband Brandon Blackstock, 44, $150,000 per month in spousal support. In addition to that sum, Clarkson must pay the talent manager $45,601 per month in child support to “benefit” their children, River, 7, and Remington, 5.
In total, the “Miss Independent” singer, who earns $1.9 million per month in income, must pay Blackstock $195,601 a month as the two continue their divorce battle. The settlement agreement between the two is still being worked out. And if that wasn’t enough, Clarkson is also required to pay her ex-husband’s attorney fees ($1.25 million so far).
Blackstock initially wanted more than double that amount, requesting that Clarkson pay him $436,000 per month ($301,000 in spousal support and $135,000 in child support), according to a previous source for People.
Documents also revealed that Brandon plans to leave the entertainment industry and pursue work as a rancher, noting he “made a very deliberate choice to change his life and become a rancher full-time.”
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