Kelly Clarkson Officially, Legally Single As Divorce From Brandon Blackstock Wraps Up

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September 24, 2021 10:52AM EDT

More than a twelvemonth aft Kelly Clarkson divided from Brandon Blackstock, a justice has ruled that the ‘Stronger’ singer’s ‘martial status’ volition beryllium dissolved and she volition beryllium legally ‘single.’

Kelly Clarkson is azygous again! Kelly, 39, and her lawyer filed a question successful July, requesting a abstracted proceedings to terminate her marital presumption portion she and Brandon Blackstock finalized their divorce. In documents obtained by HollywoodLife, the justice signed off, ruling that “judgment of dissolution is entered. Marital oregon home concern presumption is terminated and the parties are restored to the presumption of azygous persons.” The justice ruled that the concern volition travel to an extremity connected January 7, 2022. In the meantime, there’s inactive a batch much enactment to beryllium done.

(Superior Court Of California)
(Superior Court Of California)

The caller documents besides gave a speedy rundown of Brandon, 44, and Kelly’s story: the 2 wed successful October 2013; they had 2 kidsRiver Rose Blackstock successful 2014 and Remington Alexander Blackstock in 2016; and split successful 2020. In July, Kelly filed papers requesting that a justice state her “legally divorced” from Brandon portion moving retired their finer details. Brandon initially sought  $436,000 successful monthly spousal and kid support (which – if you bash the mathematics – equals astir $5.2 cardinal per year) earlier a LA County Court ruled Kelly had to temporarily wage Brandon astir $200,000 a month. That fig included $45k successful kid enactment and $150k successful spousal support.

Kelly Clarkson and her then-husband Brandon Blackstock astatine the 60th yearly Grammy Awards successful New York.(Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)

“This could seemingly beryllium a ‘win’ for Kelly. household instrumentality attorney Sabrina Shaheen Cronin, a managing spouse of The Cronin Law Firm, explained to HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “Blackstock primitively filed a petition for spousal enactment of $301,000 per period arsenic good arsenic his archetypal request of $135,000 successful kid support. While Kelly tin entreaty the ruling, she whitethorn not privation to.” Sabrina explained that the magnitude is deduced connected some parents’ incomes and that Kelly volition “most apt simply chopped her losses and determination on.”

In August, Kelly – whose ineligible sanction is Kelly Blackstock – filed papers to legally restore her past name. She besides reportedly asked the docs for default judgment, which would efficaciously finalize the divorce. She besides scored a mates of large wins that month: she won’t person to pay for Brandon’s $81k-a-month Ranch successful Montana; she was awarded superior carnal custody of her kids; and a justice ruled that her prenup statement volition beryllium upheld. This prenup segregates each of Kelly’s assets and income she accumulated implicit the past 7 years from the luck she made before she and Brandon got married.