Kelly Clarkson was spotted spending time with her sister Alyssa and friends at the downtown Los Angeles flower market on Thursday morning.
The 39-year-old singer’s latest outing comes after her divorce lawyer Laura Wasser filed documents asking a judge to declare her legally single amid her complicated divorce from Brandon Blackstock.
Despite the battle for marriage contracts and custody of their two children since filing for divorce last June, she appeared in high spirits while buying a bouquet for herself as she chatted with her older brother, 45 years old, and his friends.
Going out: Kelly Clarkson was spotted spending time with her sister Alyssa and friends at the downtown Los Angeles flower market on Thursday morning
For the outing, she wore an orange dress, blue cropped leggings, a pair of flats with a black bow, and Ray Ban sunglasses.
She completed her look with an Austrian Chanel Paris-Salzburg shoulder bag and blue face mask amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
In December, Clarkson claimed that Blackstock and its management company, Starstruck Management, defrauded her and never had a license to act as a manager.
Update: The 39-year-old singer’s latest outing comes after her divorce lawyer Laura Wasser filed documents asking a judge to declare her legally single amid her messy divorce from Brandon Blackstock
Clarkson alleged in a case submitted to the California Labor Board that his agreement with Starstruck Management was a “fraudulent and subterfuge device” allowing them to provide “illegal services” as an agent, even if they were not. not licensed to do so in California, according to documents obtained by OK! Magazine.
The singer’s legal team wants the deal canceled, all previous payments made by Clarkson refunded, and all other payments to the company stopped.
At the time, TMZ reported that Kelly would be reimbursed a “fortune” after paying large commissions to the company during his 13 years with them.
Fresh flowers: Despite the battle for marriage contracts and custody of their two children since filing for divorce last June, she appeared in good spirits while buying a bouquet for herself as she chatted with her brother eldest, 45 years old, and his friends
Clarkson’s stepfather Narvel Blackstock, owner of Starstruck Management, filed a lawsuit against her in October with allegations that she still owed them $ 1.5 million in commissions, in addition to the $ 4 million she was paying. she was to pay them as a result of her judgment. role on La Voix.
Narvel, his son Brandon and the management company are all named as respondents in the petition.
“On the basis of the unlawful acts and the conduct of [Starstruck Management and the Blackstocks] … All agreements between the parties should be declared null and void, no money should be paid by the claimants to the defendants, and all monies previously paid by the claimants to the defendants should be immediately returned to the defendants, ”the petition states.
Clarkson’s petition claimed Starstruck was demanding “unreasonable fees and compensation … for illegal services”, acted “in conflict of interest with the best interests of the petitioners” and gave “false information”.
Stylish: She completed her look with an Austrian Chanel Paris-Salzburg shoulder bag and blue mask amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
The petition also alleged that Starstruck had made “false statements and / or withheld important information from [Clarkson] concerning certain matters relating to [Starstruck’s] engagement ”, which was“ in violation of section 1700.32 of the California Labor Code ”.
Clarkson also alleged that the company had not obtained his written approval to act as his agent.
Bryan Freedman, an attorney for Starstruck, told TMZ of the filing: “The labor petition conveniently ignores the fact that Kelly had her own CAA-licensed talent agency at all times. While Starstruck Management Group provided talent management services on his behalf, it did so at all times as CAA was his go-to agency. ‘
Allegations: Late last year, Clarkson claimed that her ex-husband Brandon Blackstock and his management company, Starstruck Management, defrauded her and was never licensed to act as a manager; seen in 2013
“It is unfortunate that Kelly is once again trying to avoid paying the commissions owed and owed to Starstruck in an attempt to gain a perceived advantage in her ongoing custody and divorce proceedings. ”
After seven years of marriage and two children together, the couple broke up last year.
Kelly married Brandon at Blackberry Farm in Tennessee in 2013 and together they welcomed their daughter River Rose, six, and son Remington Alexander, four.
Kelly has since obtained primary physical custody of their two children.
Reimbursement: The Clarkson legal team wishes to end all payments to the company, in addition to reimbursement of fees previously paid; photographed last january
The judge’s custody ruling prompted Blackstock to file additional legal documents on Monday asking for $ 436,000 a month in child support from Clarkson.
He is asking for $ 301,000 in spousal support and $ 135,000 in child support, according to TMZ.
He also asks his future ex-wife to cover $ 2 million in legal fees.
Family ties: Clarkson shares daughter River Rose and son Remington Alexander with ex