Kelly Clarkson won a legal victory in court on Monday, but her divorce battle is far from over.
The singer, 38, was granted primary physical custody of her two children with ex-husband Brandon Blackstock on Monday, and now People are reporting the music director is asking for $ 436,000 in monthly spousal and child support.
A source told the publication that Blackstock, 43, was “equally unreasonable in his claims for child and spousal support, as well as attorney fees. Kelly has offered to pay all the children’s expenses, but Brandon seems to think he is entitled and needs $ 301,000 in spousal support and $ 135,000 in child support per month.
If Blackstock gets his claim, he would be pocketing more than $ 5.2 million a year to care for himself, their daughter River Rose, 6, and their son Remington Alexander, 4.
The source continued, “Plus, he’s already claimed $ 2 million for attorney fees when he’s the one driving up the cost of the divorce with seven attorneys representing him on his own.
The “Since U Been Gone” singer filed for divorce from Blackstock in June after seven years of marriage.
She recently spoke about the split on an episode of “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” telling 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 around people who also want to be the best versions of themselves and who also want a common good goal for everyone, not just themselves, right? ”
“People, like, might be bad for you in a while. And I think everyone’s just saying, “Oh, that means they’re bad. Well, that doesn’t necessarily mean that, it just means that you’re on different paths. And I think it’s okay… Everyone’s on a different learning curve.
Representatives from Clarkson and Blackstock did not respond to us immediately.