Kelly Clarkson Could Kick Ex Husband Brandon Blackstock Off Montana Ranch After Judge Rules Her The Sole Owner
Kelly Clarkson is the sole owner of her Montana ranch — and it could mean bad news for her ex-husband Brandon Blackstock.
Blackstock, who is currently shacking up in the cabin, tried to argue that the Montana home was “marital property,” and belonged to both of them equally.
However, according to reports from TMZ on Friday, October 1, a judge handling the former couple’s divorce proceedings ruled that the cabin in Montana belongs solely to the musician.
Luckily for the talk show host, the judge disagreed with Blackstock and ruled that the property falls under the terms of the prenup, which was validated back in August.
As OK! previously reported, the pop singer’s prenup was held up in court despite Blackstock’s efforts to hold onto his share. The bombshell ruling confirmed that Clarkson would be entitled to everything she earned and bought with her own money.
Sources at the time claimed that the mom-of-two was filming for The Voice when she heard about the court ruling in her favor, and that she apparently let out a “scream” of joy. Blake Shelton and Ariana Grande also reportedly celebrated the news with her.
A source also revealed to TMZ that the “Since U Been Gone” singer might even be kicking her ex-hubby out of the cabin, which is well within her power as the sole titleholder.
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The former couple’s grueling divorce was finalized on August 3, 2021 after the American Idol winner originally filed to end their seven-year marriage back in June 2020.
Clarkson cited “irreconcilable differences” in her original filing, although sources later revealed that she thought he was “using her for her money.”
“She could no longer trust Brandon, and she felt that Brandon was just using her for her money and lifestyle,” the source said. She had tremendous resentment toward him.”
“The marriage was really, really awful at the end,” the source added. “[Clarkson] had a lot of questions that he just couldn’t answer.”
The news comes just as it was announced last week that Blackstock’s 19-year-old daughter Savannah was expecting a baby.
“The most precious secret we’ve ever kept…” she wrote alongside a photo of her baby bump on Instagram on Wednesday, September 22.
Blackstock shares Savannah and son Seth with ex Melissa Ashworth, as well as River Rose and Remington Alexander with Clarkson.