Kelly Clarkson Ordered To Pay 70% Of Kids' Private School Tuition, But Won't Cover Expenses For Ex Brandon Blackstock's Montana Ranch
Kelly Clarkson is taking a loss with a win.
After a judge ordered The Voice coach to shell out $150,000 per month in spousal support to estranged ex, Brandon Blackstock — in addition to $45,601 per month for the former couple’s two children — a new ruling is requiring her to cover the majority of their kids’ private school costs.
According to court documents obtained by OK!, Clarkson is responsible for 70% of her two children, River Rose, 7, and 5-year-old Remington Alexander’s school tuition and related expenses.
The American Idol winner was handed a victory though, in that a judge ordered that Blackstock has to cover the mortgage on the former flame’s home in Montana. The docs claim the expenses on the ranch total around $81,000 a month — including taxes, mortgage and insurance.
Since Blackstock is the one living there and using it as his primary residence, a judge ordered that he must cover the cost.
Although the 39-year-old mother-of-two is being forced to dole out a lot of dough, it's merely a drop in the bucket for the superstar, as OK! learned she brings home nearly $1,583,617 per month in income.
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Clarkson was married to Blackstock from 2013 to 2020. She filed for divorce after nearly seven years of marriage last June, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their split.
Their divorce turned messy when it was revealed that Clarkson was embroiled in a legal battle with her former husband and his father Narvel Blackstock’s management company, Starstruck Entertainment.
As OK! previously spilled, in September 2020, Clarkson's former management firm sued her, claiming she owed them $1.4 million in unpaid commissions. Clarkson countersued, claiming her ex and his father defrauded her out of millions by charging outlandish fees during her time working with the company.
Blackstock has continuously denied all of Clarkson's claims, stating that she isn't entitled to a penny earned by him or the management company during the 13 years they worked together.