Kelly Clarkson to pay ex-husband $195,000 per month in spousal and child support

Los Angeles, California – Kelly Clarkson has been ordered by a Los Angeles County judge to pay her ex-husband Brandon Blackstock roughly $195,000 per month in both child and spousal support.

Kelly Clarkson (r.) and Brandon Blackstock (l.) attend an unveiling at The Hollywood Walk Of Fame on August 22, 2018.
Kelly Clarkson (r.) and Brandon Blackstock (l.) attend an unveiling at The Hollywood Walk Of Fame on August 22, 2018.  © IMAGO / ZUMA Wire

Divorces are never easy on the heart or the bank account, especially when children are involved.

Months after Kelly Clarkson's ex-husband asked for spousal and child support, People reported that a judge ordered the musician to pay her former flame $195,000 per month – $50,000 spousal support and $45,000 in child support per month – or $2.4 million per year.

The court order comes eight months after Blackstock (44) initially requested that Clarkson (39) pay him $436,000 per month – $301,000 in spousal support and $135,000 in child support – over two times the amount he'll now be receiving.

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Additionally, Clarkson was ordered to pay $1.25 million to cover Blackstock's attorney fees and other costs associated with the divorce process.

The Since You Been Gone singer is being represented by famed celebrity attorney Laura Wasser, who just launched an online divorce service called It's Over Easy, which allows non-celebrities to access her legal services with greater ease.

In June 2020, Clarkson legally filed for divorce from Blackstock, with whom she shares two children: River Rose (6) and Remington Alexander (4).

Although Clarkson has yet to publicly address her divorce at length, Entertainment Tonight previously reported that she's written at least 60 songs while going through the divorce process.

Though it's unlikely the artist will release all of them, it's possible that a select few could end up on a future album.

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