As previously rreported, it is now official:
Kelly Clarkson is miss independent.
In June 2020, the singer/talk show host/American Idol champion filed to divorce husband Brandon Blackstock after seven years of marriage.
Things turned pretty ugly between the pair almost immediately, too.
Six months after filing for divorce from Blackstock, Clarkson submitted legal documents that alleged her estranged husband and his dad Narvel Blackstock’s management company defrauded her out of millions of dollars.
Blackstock then went ahead and asked for $436,000 a month in support from his famous ex — which is the actual number and everything.
We double checked.
Just a few days ago, however, a judge ruled in favor of Clarkson where it mattered most:
He stated that the prenuptial agreement signed years ago by both parties is perfectly legal and valid, meaning Clarkson gets to keep all the money and all the assets she earned during the duration of her marriage.
Why is this a major victory?
Because Clarkson makes about $15 million per month and Brandon makes $10,000 per month.
Clarkson is also now considered the sole owner of the former couple’s ranch in Montana… where Blackstock has been residing since the couple split.
According to TMZ, Clarkson is therefore likely to file a new motion that either forces Blackstock to move out ASAP — or makes it clear he must accommodate open houses and everything else affiliated with a sale until a new owner moves in.
The main point here being as follows:
Brandon best start looking for a new residence.
Kelly, for her part, spent the weekend celebrating her gigantic financial win.
On Friday, the singer shared a photo of herself and two of her friends, posing together at TopGolf, a fun driving range and bar in Las Vegas.
Though the trio are being responsible and wearing their masks and sunglasses, but it’s evident they are all smiles, embracing in a huddle.
"Friends, Vegas, Top Golf, and George Strait… I dare you to have a better time than me right now," Clarkson captioned the snapshot, rubbing her great mood in the face of her ex.
In related news, the artist has asked to legally change her name moving forward.
"Petitioner requests restoration of the former name as set forth in the proposed judgment" a submitted-document states, according to The Blast.
Clarkson is also asking for a default judgment in her case in order to finalize her divorce, the same outlet reports.
As mentioned above, the superstar filed for divorce in June 2020, and was granted custody of her two children — daughter River Rose, 7, and son Remington Alexander, 5 — back in November.
In July, Clarkson requested that a judge sign off on the divorce and declare her legally single, writing in a declaration to the court that both she and Blackstock "both deserve the opportunity to build a new life."
Kelly is on her way to happily doing so.
Brandon, conversely, may find it a bit more challenging.
"Kelly is more than fine.
"She is doing great and facing forward," a source recently told People Magazine.
"She’s enjoying the fact that she has the kids for the vast majority of the time and is enjoying time spent with them."