The Huge Amount Of Money Kelly Clarkson Was Ordered To Pay Her Ex-Husband Revealed

In June 2020, Us Weekly confirmed that Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock were filing for divorce. The couple, who had been married for seven years, parted ways citing "irreconcilable differences." Two months later, Clarkson opened up about the split telling NBC's "Today" show that she didn't know how people could get through the situation "without having some kind of outlet because it is the worst thing ever for everyone involved."

Neither Clarkson or Blackstock have spoken about why they decided to end their marriage, but a source allegedly close to Clarkson told Us Weekly that the pandemic "heightened" problems in their marriage. "They clashed on so many levels, and being in quarantine together heightened their problems to the point of no return," the source told the magazine, adding that it was Clarkson who allegedly filed for divorce.

Since then, the proceedings have been pretty messy, including a lawsuit in September 2020 from Blackstock's father's management company which was later countersued by Clarkson (via Vanity Fair).

The latest news from the ongoing divorce proceedings is that Clarkson has been ordered to pay a huge sum of money to her ex-husband, including child support (via The Blast).

Kelly Clarkson has been ordered to temporarily pay nearly $200,000 in spousal and child support to her ex-husband

According to legal documents obtained by The Blast, Clarkson has been ordered to temporarily pay Blackstock nearly $200,000 a month in spousal and child support. A Los Angeles County Court judge ordered the payout "following arguments over issues related to the former couple's property, children, and mostly income." The court filing also revealed Clarkson's monthly income, which is just over $1,500,000 a month.

The court documents detailed a breakdown of what Clarkson is required to temporarily pay from April 1. Her ex-husband will receive $150,000 in spousal support, as well as $45,601 a month in child support for their daughter, River, and son, Remington. The Blast found that Clarkson is required to pay $1.25 million in Blackstock's "attorney fees and professional costs for their ongoing divorce."

Blackstock, who was previously Clarkson's manager, has since left the entertainment business. Detailed by the court findings, Blackstock has decided to become a rancher "full-time" working on the couple's former shared Montana ranch. Clarkson previously requested to sell the property, but was denied and it was settled that her ex-husband would start covering the costs of the property. These costs amount to around $81,000 a month, which includes "handling the mortgage, loans against the property, taxes, and insurance."