Kelly Clarkson Reportedly Asks Judge To Restore Her Famous Last Name Amid Brandon Blackstock Divorce
Kelly Clarkson is making it clear she's ready to "Breakaway" from any connection to estranged husband Brandon Blackstock — which apparently includes ridding herself of his last name.
According to a new legal document, the American Idol alum reportedly asked the judge to restore her famous last name as her nasty divorce with Blackstock continues. "Petitioner requests restoration of the former name as set forth in the proposed judgment," the new document stated, per The Blast.
In addition, Clarkson reportedly asked for a default judgement in their ongoing case, which would make the songstress officially divorced.
Meanwhile, the former flames — who were married for more than seven years — have been fighting over their finances. Last month, Clarkson was ordered to pay $150,000 a month in spousal support as well as $45,601 per month for the former couple’s two children: River Rose, 7, and 5-year-old Remington Alexander.
Despite the hefty sum, it won't make a dent in Clarkson's wallet, since it was reported that she brings in nearly $1,583,617 per month in income.
OK! learned the "Stronger" artist is also responsible for 70% of her kids' tuition and related expenses. However, Clarkson didn't face a total financial loss, as the judge ordered Blackstock to cover the mortgage on the coparents' home in Montana — given that the ranch is his primary residence.
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The mother-of-two, 39, filed for divorce last June, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their split. Clarkson previously took home another win back in November when she was granted custody of her two kids, a ruling she said she was "pleased" with at the time, a source told PEOPLE.
"As Kelly has said, her first priority in all of this is to take care of the kids and all the hearts that are involved in this divorce," dished the insider.
However, things turned ugly in the duo's divorce process months prior when Clarkson's management company, Starstruck Management company — owned by Blackstock and his father, Narvel Blackstock — sued her in September, claiming she owed them $1.4 million in unpaid commissions.
Clarkson countersued in November, claiming Blackstock — who acted as her manager for years, and also works with Blake Shelton — and his father's company defrauded her by charging ridiculous fees during their marriage.
The 44-year-old has since denied his estranged wife's claims, declaring the songstress isn't entitled to a penny of his or the company's earnings during the 13 years they were married and worked together.