Shifting out and shifting on. Kelly Clarkson‘s ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock, has bought a $1.8 million residence amid the previous couple’s contentious divorce.
In keeping with a deed switch obtained completely by Us Weekly, the music supervisor, 45, purchased the home in Butte, Montana, on April 18, a bit a couple of month after their divorce was finalized. Whereas the itemizing value was $1.8 million, it’s unclear how a lot Blackstock bought the home for. Blackstock additionally renamed his cattle ranching enterprise, which was beforehand often known as Classic Valley Ranch, to V Bar V Cattle Co. days after the divorce was finalized, as a part of his plans to retire from the leisure business and grow to be a full-time rancher.
Us confirmed that Blackstock moved off of the property that he beforehand shared with the Kelly Clarkson Present host earlier this month.
Clarkson filed for divorce from the Texas native in June 2020 after practically 7 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable variations. “They clashed on so many ranges, and being in quarantine collectively heightened their issues to the purpose of no return. So, she filed for divorce,” a supply near the singer informed Us on the time, including that she had been spending extra time in California, the place her discuss present is filmed. “Everybody thought Kelly and Brandon had the right marriage, however they positively didn’t. Brandon’s very laid-back, whereas Kelly’s fairly high-strung.”
Within the wake of their break up, the Montana ranch has been a serious level of competition between the twosome. Courtroom paperwork obtained by Us in August 2021 revealed that Clarkson needed to promote the property however was denied as Blackstock was dwelling there on the time. She was later granted possession of most of their property, together with the ranch, and the “My Life Would Suck With out U” singer tried to have her ex-husband evicted in late 2021.
“Kelly just lately had a serious authorized setback in a bid to get Brandon evicted from the Montana property that the choose awarded solely to her,” a supply completely informed Us in December 2021 following the pair’s November 11 listening to. “He has been dwelling in it and mentioned he doesn’t have the monetary means to afford to buy a residence of his personal right now, citing the unresolved monetary facet of their divorce.”
After 4 extra months of authorized disputes, their divorce settlement was lastly authorised in March 2022, with a choose ruling that Blackstock might stay on the ranch till June, supplied he paid Clarkson $12,500 in month-to-month lease till then. As a part of the settlement, the Emmy winner was granted major custody of their two youngsters, River, 8, and Remington, 6, and he or she was ordered to pay her ex $115,000 every month in spousal help till January 2024 and $45,600 in little one help. He will get one weekend every week with the kids every month whereas he lives in Montana.
“He’ll spend a lot of the summer season in Montana and may have limitless entry to the ranch,” a supply informed Us earlier this month. “He plans on touring to Los Angeles to see the youngsters, but it surely gained’t be on a routine foundation.” The insider additionally confirmed that Blackstock formally moved into his own residence in June.
Clarkson additionally purchased a brand new residence within the wake of their contentious divorce with a view to give herself a contemporary begin. “I obtained a brand new home, it’s very white and clear … and I additionally redid my workplace right here [at the show]. I checked out Kevin in our artwork division, and I used to be like, ‘Please assist me make this make sense,’” she revealed throughout a December 2020 episode of The Kelly Clarkson Present. “I simply needed to really feel comfortable. The colours make me really feel excellent.”
With reporting by Diana Cooper