What is Kelly Clarkson's net worth? Brandon Blackstock seeks $436K monthly support after she wins children's custody
Kelly has offered to pay for all the children's expenses, but Brandon seems has demanded $301,000 in spousal support and $135,000 in child support per month
Singer Kelly Clarkson clinched a legal victory on November 30 as she was granted primary physical custody of her two children with estranged husband Brandon Blackstock. However, her legal battle is far from over as her ex-husband who is a music manager, is requesting $436,000 in monthly spousal and child support.
In June 2020, Clarkson filed for divorce from Blackstock after nearly seven years of marriage, citing “irreconcilable differences.” The news came after the family of four spent several months living in Montana amid the coronavirus pandemic. Clarkson and Blackstock had tied the knot in October 2013 after two years together.
Regarding the custody battle, though Clarkson,38, will have primary physical custody in LA, a source told the 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." If Blackstock is granted his request, he would be getting a whopping $5.2 million per year to care for himself, their daughter River Rose, 6, and their son Remington Alexander, 4. The source continued on Blackstock’s demands, “Additionally, he’s already asked for $2 million for attorney fees when he’s the one driving up the cost of the divorce with seven attorneys just representing him alone.”
The ‘Since U Been Gone’ singer spoke out about the split with her husband in November 2020 during an episode of ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show,’. She told viewers, “My mom has been telling me since I was a kid: You are who you surround yourself with. You want to make sure you’re surrounded by people that also want to be the best versions of themselves and also want a good common goal for everyone, not just themselves, right?” She continued, “People, like, could be bad for you in a certain time. And I think that everybody just goes, ‘Oh, well that means they’re bad.’ Well, it doesn’t necessarily mean that, it just means that you’re on different paths. And I think that that’s OK… Everybody’s on a different learning curve.”
Now after scoring a legal victory, it is worth pondering how much Kelly’s net worth is given her ex-husband seeks $436K in monthly support from her.
What is Kelly Clarkson's net worth?
The ‘Breakaway’ singer has been a songwriter and reality TV star as well besides being an artist. She is celebrated for her music career, which was launched after her appearance on the popular reality TV show ‘American Idol’. Her net worth is $45 million as per Celebrity Net Worth. Her most financially rewarding works include the 2003 debut album, ‘Thankful’ that paved her way into the music industry. Deemed as her most successful album, it sold over 12 million units around the world. ' As of September 2020, Clarkson has release eight albums: 'Thankful', 'Breakaway', 'My December', 'All I Ever Wanted', 'Stronger', 'Wrapped in Red', 'Piece by Piece' and 'Meaning of Life'. Three albums have gone to number one, and most albums have been certified Platinum or higher.
Apart from a career in the music world, the star has embarked on a television career too and even penned children’s books. From judging on ‘The Voice’ to ‘The Star’, ‘Trolls World Tour’ and finally having her own show – ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’, the singer has tasted success amassing both fame and fortune.
In terms of real estate, Clarkson and Blackstock have a jaw-dropping mansion in Encino, California in the high-priced San Fernando Valley area. The 8-bedroom, 9-bathroom estate also includes two half-baths for a total of 9,839 square feet, and the couple listed it for sale in early May of 2020, asking $9,995,000.