Kelly Clarkson’s $ 200,000 per month payments to Brandon Blackstock would only be a form of short-term support until their divorce is finalized.
It was reported this week that Kelly, 39, had been ordered by a judge in her divorce case to pay her ex-husband Brandon $ 150,000 per month in spousal support, as well as additional child support of $ 45,601 for their two children: River, six, and Remington, four.
But according to People magazine, this amount is not forever and could be reduced once the divorce proceedings are over.
Temporary only: Kelly Clarkson, 39, pays her ex-husband Brandon Blackstock, 44, about $ 200,000, but a source tells People payments will likely change once divorce is finalized
A source told the publication: ‘[The payments are] strictly temporary support until a final settlement is found.
Through this arrangement, Brandon, a music director, will receive a total of $ 195,601 from Kelly each month, which works out to approximately $ 2.4 million per year.
In addition to spousal support, Kelly must pay child support.
‘[Kelly will also] pay alimony to [Brandon] for the benefit of minor children, River Rose Blackstock, born June 12, 2014, and Remington Alexander Blackstock, born April 12, 2016, for an amount of $ 45,601 per month, ”the documents specify.
Take your time: A source told the post: ‘[The payments are] strictly temporary support until a final settlement is found ”; seen together in 2018 in NYC
Court documents obtained by The Blast also revealed that Brandon had decided to quit his managerial career in the entertainment business and pursue a job as a breeder.
Brandon, 44, “made the conscious choice to change his life and become a full-time rancher,” and his career aspirations include sponsorship of rodeos and ranching.
While the American Idol winner’s payouts to her ex may seem extreme, they are only a fraction of her earnings, as it was revealed in the same documents that she earns over $ 1.5 million. per month.
Wild West: Court documents obtained by The Blast also revealed that Brandon had decided to quit his career as a manager in the entertainment industry and continue his work as a breeder; seen in January 2020 in Santa Monica
Her earnings are supplemented by her coaching role in NBC’s singing competition The Voice, where she earns $ 14 million per season.
The couple also own several properties, including one $ 3 million mansion in Tennessee, $ 2 million cabin in Montana, and $ 8.5 million house in Encino, California.
The former couple are currently in the process of selling the Encinco home for around $ 9 million, while the Tennessee mansion is listed for $ 6.95 million.
Meanwhile, Kelly filed court documents earlier this month asking a judge to declare her legally single after she separated from Brandon.
Banking: Although the American Idol winner’s payouts to her ex may seem extreme, it was revealed in the same documents that she earns over $ 1.5 million per month
The 39-year-old singer recently told Gwyneth Paltrow that she “couldn’t even imagine” remarrying because the pain of her current separation is still too fresh.
“You’ve been married for two years,” she told the Oscar-winning actress, who is now married to Brad Falchuk after previously marrying Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.
“Coming from someone who is literally going through a divorce, I can’t even imagine doing it again. So it’s amazing that you’ve found love, and found the space and the vulnerability – that level to say yes and start over. Was it hard for you?
The Breakaway singer, she enjoys being single right now and having the time and space to get to know herself again.
Paltrow replied: ‘I’m actually in this place where I think a lot of people, I’ve heard, going through a divorce, it’s almost like you start dating yourself again, like you take to new time for you, and i love going out with me. In fact, I’m not looking for it.
Need for time: The 39-year-old singer recently told Gwyneth Paltrow that she “couldn’t even imagine” remarrying, as the pain of her current separation is still too recent; seen together in 2013