No one enters into a marriage with a thought that it will end in divorce. But sadly, it happens with so many couples, even with high-profile celebrities. 

We can see the current example of Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock of just how messy divorces can really be. When they entered into their marriage, they had discussed and agreed upon a prenuptial agreement, yet that document wasn’t the dictating resource in recent weeks.

After 7 years of togetherness, they decided to end up their relation in June 2020. After a year, a judge has ordered Clarkson to fork over $200k in both spousal and child support payments to Blackstock every month since she filed for divorce.

Blackstock requested to be paid more than double but the judge made the payments official and ignored his request. He wanted, $436,000 to be paid every month with a breakdown of $301,000 in spousal support and $135,000 in child support every month.   

The divorce arrangement made between Clarkson and  Blackstock says that Clarkson has to pay her ex husband $150,000 every month in spousal support and an additional $45,601 each month in child support. They have two children, 7-year-old River and 5-year-old  Remy. 

Clarkson has the primary custody of both children, that’s quite a lot to pay her ex-husband for only occasionally watching the kids at his home in Montana. And also Clarkson is required to pay Blackstock a one-time fee of $1.25 million towards his attorney and legal fees. But Blackstock wanted  $2 million.

Once the divorce is finalized, Clarkson will only have to pay Blackstock spousal support only for 2 years. It all depends on what is in the couple’s prenuptial agreement.

Watch the video below for more details about what Clarkson owes Blackstock and why.


Clarkson opened about her divorce to ET back in February  “Like, I don’t know how anybody, I’ll just be real with you, goes through grief like divorce, any kind of grief, any kind of loss, without having an outlet like this.” 

 Since filing the divorce, she already has written 60 songs. But some of the songs will never become public because she has written those songs just to deal with her grief.

On her talk show, Clarkson also talked about how sharing custody of the children is going. She explained, “It’s just a difficult thing because we’re in different places, and it’s like, we both agree on the main things, but it’s a hard thing when you’re not together all the time.” She added, “As long as you make sure it’s about the children and their best interests, then we’re both on board.”