Singing superstar Kelly Clarkson reportedly is worth over $45 million dollars. However, she is recently going through a very messy divorce. How much is her ex husband Brandon Blackstock demanding? Keep reading for the details.
2020 was one of the hardest years for people all over the world because of the coronavirus hitting, causing so much havoc to everyone. Kelly Clarkson was no exception. In June 2020, Kelly filed for divorce from her husband Brandon Blackstock, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
When Did Kelly Clarkson Get Married & How Did She Meet Brandon?
Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock tied the knot in October 2013. Brandon is a music manager and ex-stepson to country superstar, Reba McEntire. Reba McEntire was married to her ex-husband, Narvel Blackstock from 1989 to 2015.
Kelly once told the Daily Mail about her early relationship with her ex-husband. “Brandon is my manager’s son. I’ve known him for six years, but he was married for most of that time,” she explained. Then in 2012, their romance really took off at the Super Bowl XLVI when he became single.
How Has the Divorce Impacted Kelly Clarkson?
Kelly Clarkson was awarded a victory on November 30th when she received primary physical custody of the couple’s two children, River and Remington. But it doesn’t stop there. Blackstock is still requesting over $430k monthly support.
A source close to Kelly reveals how this divorce has really affected her. “She’s stressed to the max,” they said. “She’s worried about how much the divorce is going to cost her,” they continued. On top of it all, she is concerned with shielding her children from all the family drama. The $436k monthly support request is not the only request being made. Brandon also asked for $2 million in legal fees. If all of this is granted, Kelly would ultimately be paying her ex-husband over $5 million per year.
What is Brandon Blackstock’s Net Worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the talent manager and Texas native is worth $10 million. In the Spring of 2020, Kelly and Brandon put their Encino, California home on the market for $10 million. They also have reportedly been trying to sell their Nashville, Tennessee property since 2018.
Their Encino home was custom built in 2018 in the middle of the Royal Oaks suburb, north of Los Angeles. It’s close to the major freeways, 405 and 101. Records show that Blackstock and Clarkson paid $8.5 million for the custom home. See photos of the property here.
Things continued to get messy when Kelly filed legal documents claiming Brandon defrauded her during the time he served as her talent manager. A person representing Brandon’s company, Starstruck Management Group, countered her objections saying that she was also represented by talent agency, CAA. Starstruck actually filed a lawsuit on Kelly for $1.4 million in commissions.
How Did Kelly Clarkson Make Her Money?
Since Kelly Clarkson’s net worth is over $45 million, we want to dive in to how she obtained her wealth. She debuted as a coach on NBC’s The Voice in 2014. So far she has won the singing competition three times. During the first season, Radar Online revealed Clarkson was taking in $14 million per season. We have to assume that the salary may have increased over the years with all her success!
Kelly and her ex also dabbled in real estate investments. The couple renovated their Hendersonville, Tennessee mansion which they purchased for $2.8 million and ended up selling it for $8.75 only a few years later. Kelly also has a home line with the popular furniture company, Wayfair.
You may also know that Kelly has a few children’s books out on the market. One is River Rose and the Magic Lullaby and another is River Rose and the Magical Christmas. Don’t forget she is also host of her own Emmy-award winning talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show which first debuted in 2019.
Courtney Rose is an Entertainment Writer at Feeling the Vibe Magazine based in New York. Pop culture and rom-com obsessed. Studied Journalism and is up to date on all the latest entertainment news. For tips or comments, email me at [email protected]