Kelly Clarkson to keep $10m Montana ranch where ex Brandon Blackstock is living amid acrimonious divorce

Kelly Clarkson has been awarded the Montana mansion where ex Brandon Blackstock is living (Picture: Matt Baron/REX)

Kelly Clarkson has scored another legal victory amid her divorce from Brandon Blackstock.

In court documents, a judge ruled that the $10million (£7m) Montana ranch where her ex-husband is currently living now officially belongs to the 39-year-old singer.

According to CNN, the judge ruled that the ranch and two other parcels of Montana property acquired during their marriage are subject to the terms of their prenuptial agreement.

Blackstock’s position that all property and assets acquired during the marriage are marital property owned 50/50 by the former couple was rejected, according to Entertainment Tonight.

Kelly famously recorded her daily program, The Kelly Clarkson Show, and her appearances on NBC’s The Voice from the ranch during the pandemic.

Back in August, Kelly was legally declared single after a judge signed off on the pair’s single status, while their ‘marital or domestic partnership status’ will officially end on January 7, 2022.

The couple married in Tennessee in 2013 before announcing their split in 2020 (Picture: Matt Baron/Rex)

This is per a motion Kelly’s lawyer filed in July for a separate trial to terminate her marital status so that she would be declared single while divorce proceedings continued.

The Breakaway singer filed for divorce from her 44-year-old husband of seven years in June 2020.

She and Brendan share two children, daughter River, seven, and son Remington, five, and have been going through fraught legal proceedings since the divorce process began.

The chat show host is now reportedly gearing up to start dating again soon (Picture: Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversal/Getty Images)

In August, Kelly filed for a judge to legally restore her last name, and in July she was ordered to pay Brandon nearly $200,000 (£145k) a month in child and spousal support.

A Los Angeles County judge ordered the star to pay her ex $150,000 (£108k) per month in spousal support, as well as $45,601 per month in child support to her former partner.

According to TMZ, Brandon had requested $436k per month.

As per the filing, it’s the American Idol winner’s staggering $1,583,617 per month in income that means she is required to pay former music manager Brandon such high spousal support, which began back on April 1, 2021.

Daytime talk show host Kelly is reportedly looking to get back out there on the dating scene soon, with a source telling Us Weekly that the music star is looking for ‘a younger, up-and-coming country singer [who] understands the business’.

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