There were two significant developments in Kelly Clarkson's divorce case with ex-husband Brandon Blackstock on Monday, including one that completely shocked her fans on social media. First, Clarkson received primary custody of their two children; then it was reported that Blackstock is asking for $463,000 a month in spousal and child support. Clarkson and Blackstock are parents to daughter River Rose, 6, and Remington Alexander, 4.
Earlier Monday, a Los Angeles judge granted Clarkson primary custody of the two young children, reports TMZ. According to the legal documents, Blackstock listed the former couple's Montana ranch as his primary residence, so he would take their children back and forth between the ranch and Los Angeles, where Clarkson lives, and films The Kelly Clarkson Show. Clarkson's attorney, Lara Wasser, argued that this would not be a good arrangement for the children because they have never been Montana residents.
The judge did grant the couple joint physical and legal custody, but they will spend most of their time with Clarkson in Los Angeles. The children will only travel to Montana for one weekend per month, and their other weekends with their father will be spent in Los Angeles. Clarkson and Blackstock were also ordered not to say anything bad about each other in front of their children. Both parents will also not be allowed to drink alcohol within eight hours of driving a car with the children.
Sounds like Brandon has shown his true colors just like his Daddy did. Word of warning, stay FAR FAR AWAY from the Blackstock boys and yes I mean boys! Neither can be called a man in my eyes.— KDD (@kddyer123) November 30, 2020
Following the ruling, Blackstock filed a new request, asking for $436,000 in monthly spousal and child support. This means Blackstock would receive $5.2 million a year if the request is granted. He also asked for $2 million in attorneys fees, a source told PEOPLE. "Brandon's been equally unreasonable in his requests for child and spousal support, as well as attorney fees," the source explained. "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."prevnext
Wow he definitely is showing his colors. Jerk. Why would he need support of any kind? She got custody. Man up and support yourself.— Angela Barker (@AngelaLB17) November 30, 2020
Clarkson filed for divorce in June after seven years of marriage. The divorce proceedings are still ongoing, but a source close to the family told PEOPLE Clarkson is "pleased" with the custody ruling. "Divorce is hard and it gets tense for most couples going through it. But Kelly's primary focus is on doing the best she can to protect the kids," the source explained. "In this case, she had to fight for them since Brandon and his attorneys were making unreasonable requests."prevnext
I don’t understand how you can go from the most loving husband to them trying to get all of her money🤷🏼♀️— CH🌹OE (@chloerichx) November 30, 2020
if this is really true, this man is trashy!!! Doesn't he have a job for God's sake!!! https://t.co/migRZUFrG0— Music&CoffeeLover🎶☕ (@MusicCoffeeLol) November 30, 2020