The music manager, 45, “wanted to fight the order, but eventually gave up,” the insider tells us exclusively.
Although his departure is one that Clarkson, 40, is rooting for, sources say Blackstock is “always asking for more and is a constant thorn in her side.”
The property was the main point of dispute during the divorce proceedings that followed submission in June 2020. Blackstock has previously testified that he wants to leave the entertainment industry and become one full-time rancher. The “Miss Independent” singer wanted to be sold ranch in Montana (which she bought and listed as the sole owner), but her ex-husband claimed he needed it for the job.
In August 2021, a judge ruled that Blackstock would be responsible for the cost of maintaining the ranch (about $ 81,000 a month) as the legal battle continues. Clarkson lost an offer to evict her ex from the estate next December. The following month, the Grammy winner agreed to give it to the talent manager 5.12 percent of the landwhich amounts to $ 908,800 of the total value of $ 17,750,000.
The financial settlement was finally reached in March. Los Angeles High Court Judge Scott Gordon ruled that Blackstock could stay on the ranch only until June 1. ordered to pay his ex $ 12,500 a month for rent, but Clarkson pays him more each month. According to legal documents, Blackstock will receive $ 115,000 each month from Clarkson for marital support until January 2024.
The The Kelly Clarkson Show the host also pays $ 45,601 a month as a child allowance to Blackstock. She has primary custody of their children, River, 8, and Remy, 6, and their dad have one weekend with them every month while he lives in Montana. The guardianship agreement would be reconsidered if he moved to another state.
“He will spend most of the summer in Montana and will have unlimited access to the ranch,” the source tells us. “He plans to travel to Los Angeles to see the children, but it won’t be routine.”
The American Idol alum was honest about the hardships of divorce in her daily talk show. When she sat down with members of The Chicks Natalie Maines, Martie Maguire i Emily Strayer earlier this month, she revealed to her friends they were a source of comfort.
“So we’ve all been through divorces,” Clarkson began. “How did you each find strength? And not just music, I think it’s therapeutic. But, like, your female friendships? I feel that it really helped me. “
The country stars agreed, calling themselves “divorce friends”.
How her divorce ends, Clarkson it starts coming out again. “It’s hard for Kelly to find time for romance with her schedule, but her friends still want to set her up,” the source said. Us exclusively in March.
With reporting by Jennifer Heger