Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock have settled their divorce.
L.A. Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon has signed off on terms for Clarkson to pay Blackstock a one-time payment of $1.3 million in addition to ongoing monthly child support of $45,600, plus an additional $115,000 per month in spousal support up through 2024.
While the former couple initially filed for joint custody of their children, River and Remington will live at Clarkson’s L.A. residence.
The “Breakaway” singer will have primary custody of the ex couple’s two children, while Blackstock, who currently resides in Montana, will have them one weekend a month.
The court also ruled that Clarkson will keep the Montana ranch where Blackstock is currently living. He will be allowed to stay there until June 1 but must pay Clarkson $12,500 per month in rent.
If Blackstock moves from Montana to another state, the former couple’s custody agreement will be reevaluated.
An additional part of the agreement is that both children will receive the COVID-19 vaccination since they will be traveling out of state to stay with their father at the Montana ranch.
The “Because of You” artist will also keep the family pets, a flight simulator, and multiple vehicles, including a Ford Bronco, a Ford F-250, and a Porsche Cayenne.
Blackstock will keep the ex couple’s farm cattle, livestock, stock dogs, horses, a Ford F-350, a Ford F-250, an ATV, several CAT snowmobiles, a golf simulator, and a couple Patek Philippe watches.
The judge also removed “Blackstock” from Clarkson’s name, who now legally goes by her first and middle names, Kelly Brianne. While the artist will still be professionally known as Kelly Clarkson, she has also dropped “Clarkson” from her legal name. The singer has stated that the name Kelly Brianne “more fully reflects who I am.”
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