Kelly Clarkson has been ordered to pay her ex Brandon Blackstock nearly $A270,000 per month in spousal and child support.
A Los Angeles judge ruled on Tuesday that the Voice star is required to pay $US200,000 ($A270,000) to Blackstock each month in spousal support. Additional monthly payments of $45,601 ($A61,806) per month will be made to Blackstock for child support, according to People.
The Kelly Clarkson Show host’s monthly payments to her estranged husband total $US195,601 ($A265,113), which comes out to $US2.4 million ($A3.17 million) over a year.
Clarkson also has to pay Blackstock $US1.25 million ($A1.69 million) to cover his lawyer’s fees in their divorce case, the report states.
The entertainer filed for divorce on June 4, 2020 after nearly seven years of marriage, citing “irreconcilable differences”. They share two young children – River Rose, 7, and Remington Alexander, 5.
Clarkson married Blackstock in 2013 after meeting him at a rehearsal for the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2006. The star was on hand to sing a duet of What Hurts the Most with Rascal Flatts. Blackstock was the group’s tour manager at the time.
The 39-year-old Since You’ve Been Gone singer is represented by lawyer Laura Wasser. Earlier this month, Wasser filed legal documents asking a judge to officially approve her divorce.
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Clarkson revealed earlier this year that she’s written “like 60 songs” in light of her personal strife.
“I think that’s a blessing in itself,” Clarkson said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, noting that “it’s such an awesome thing to have that outlet, regardless of whether people hear it or not”.
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