Single and ready to mingle. According to a new report, Kelly Clarkson, 39 is requesting in new paperwork filed with the court that she be declared legally single. The former American Idol superstar apparently can't wait for her freedom from her soon-to-be ex-hubby, Brandon Blackstock.
The messy split will surely get messier since Blackstock doesn't seem to be playing ball with his former wife. Blackstock is fighting back, refusing to agree to their pre-nup agreement and insisting it is invalid.
Clarkson's attorney Laura Wasser wants the judge to make her client "officially" single and worry about the other ugly divorce issues like money and child custody at a later time, according to TMZ.
Meanwhile, Clarkson has moved on with her new life. The singer and talk show host can't seem to wipe the wide grin off her face and has been spotted chilling with her sister Alyssa, 45, and a few pals at the Flower Market in Downtown Los Angeles.
This Hollywood War Of The Roses began when Clarkson first alleged that Blackstock's management company, Starstruck Management, cheated her and in fact, never actually had a license to act as her manager, as OK! was the first to report.
Clarkson has since submitted a filing to the California Labor Commission claiming that her agreement with Starstruck Management was a "fraudulent and subterfuge device" and provided "illegal services" as her agent, despite the fact that the company was not licensed to do so in the state of California, according to documents obtained by OK!.
TMZ reports that Clarkson stands to have a "fortune" refunded to her if the court rules in her favor, as Starstruck Management would have to refund 13 years worth of payments made by Clarkson.
Not so fast. Clarkson's father-in-law Narvel Blackstock, also a principal owner of Starstruck Management, has a different song to sing in court. According to him, Clarkson owes them $1.5 million in back commissions, and another $4 million she was allegedly supposed to pay them for her role as a judge on The Voice.
Bryan Freedman, a lawyer for Starstruck, told TMZ in regards to Clarkson's claims, "The labor petition conveniently ignores the fact that Kelly had her own licensed talent agency CAA at all times. While Starstruck Management services on her behalf, it did so at all times that CAA was her agency of record."
Freedman goes on to say, "It is unfortunate that Kelly is again attempting to avoid paying commissions that are due and owning to Starstruck to try and achieve some perceived advantage in her ongoing custody and divorce proceedings."
While Clarson's personal life may be in turmoil her career is sky-rocketing. OK! recently reported that The Kelly Clarkson Show has been chosen to take over the daytime slot that The Ellen DeGeneres Show is currently occupying on NBC-owned stations. The switch-up will happen in the fall of 2022 after DeGeneres' final season.
Clarkson and Blackstock married in 2013 and together share a daughter River Rose, 6, and son Remington Alexander, 4.