Kelly Clarkson had a small victory in her divorce battle, but she is far away from celebrating this news.
On Monday (November 30), the singer was granted custody of her two children that she shares with her estranged husband, Brandon Blackstock. However, it was later revealed that he is now seeking $436K a Month in Spousal and Child Support.
Why did Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock split?
Kelly met Brandon in 2006 and admitted she knew right then he was the one for her. The pair got married in 2013. However, after years of being together, they started facing problems.
Their relationship hit a downfall during the quarantine. As per US Weekly, Kelly and Brandon started having arguments on various things, and it ultimately took a toll on their relationship.
After a long discussion, the pair ultimately decided to part their ways. After the divorce announcement, Kelly had hinted in various interviews that she was going to focus on her children and career. The singer went on to file a lawsuit seeking custody of her children.
What happened after Kelly was granted primary custody?
After months of waiting, Kelly finally got good news after she found out that the court favored her over Brandon. “The Court finds that under the circumstances present in this case, the interest in providing stability and continuity for the minor children weighs in favor of Petitioner having primary custody,” the doc read as per the outlet. “The level of conflict between the parents has increased. The parties have a difficult time co-parenting due to issues of trust between them.”
It was further revealed that the pair was granted joint physical and legal custody of their children. At the same time, Brandon was allowed to talk to his children every day at a “mutually agreed upon time.”
Brandon is reportedly upset about the decision of Kelly to get primary custody. A source close to him told People, “Brandon’s been equally unreasonable in his requests for child and spousal support, as well as attorney fees. Kelly’s offered to pay for all the kids’ expenses, but Brandon seems to think he is entitled to and needs $301K in spousal support and $135K in child support per month.”
What is Brandon’s net worth?
As per Celebritynetworth.com, Brandon has a net worth of $10 million. He is an American talent manager who also looked upon Kelly’s work for a long time. Along with Kelly, Brandon also had celebrities like Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, and others with who he has worked with.
At the moment, Brandon is the CEO of Starstruck Management Company that he runs with his father, Narvel Blackstock. Brandon comes from a highly reputed family as his father has had roots in the industry for a long time. At the same time, his stepmother is Rebecca McEntire, who is a famous country singer.