Although the couple agreed on having joint custody of their kids, River and Remington will reportedly live at Clarkson's residence in Los Angeles.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on March 10, 2022. It has since been updated.
Kelly Clarkson is finally a free woman, as her divorce from Brandon Blackstock has been finalized. The singer, 39, will pay her ex a massive one-time payment of just over $1.3 million, as well as a monthly child support payment of $45,601 for their two children, River Rose, 7, and Remington Alexander, 5, which started from February 1, 2022, according to court documents reported TODAY. Although the couple agreed on having joint custody of their kids, River and Remington will reportedly live at Clarkson's residence in Los Angeles.
Another condition that both parties have agreed on is that both kids will be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus since they will be traveling out of state to see their father at the former couple's Montana ranch, where he will be living for the time being. Since Clarkson has sole ownership over both the Montana properties, Blackstock, 45, will pay the "Since U Been Gone" singer $2,000 a month while he stays there until June.
Kelly Clarkson Settles Divorce, Will Pay Brandon Blackstock Over $1.3M Plus $115,000 Monthly Spousal Support https://t.co/awWz1qmhWt— B. Scott (@lovebscott) March 9, 2022
The American Idol winner will pay a total of $115,000 in spousal support per month until January 31, 2024. However, the spousal support amount is lower than the previous one Clarkson was ordered to pay Blackstock in July 2021, which was $150,000 per month, in addition to the $45,601 per month for child support. Court documents also state that the singer will get the family pets, multiple cars including a Ford Bronco, a Ford F-250, and a Porsche Cayenne, as well as a flight simulator. Blackstock, meanwhile, will get the former couple's "farm cattle, livestock, stock dogs, and horses," multiple vehicles including a Ford F-350, a Ford F-250, an ATV, and several CAT snowmobiles. He will also walk away with a golf simulator and a couple of Patek Philippe watches.
Clarkson filed for divorce from Blackstock in June 2020 after nearly seven years of marriage, confirmed PEOPLE. In July 2021, Clarkson requested to be declared legally divorced, because she and Blackstock "both deserve the opportunity to build a new life." In just a month, Clarkson was declared legally single. The same month, a source shared that she's "more than fine."
"She is doing great and facing forward," a source said at the time. "She's enjoying the fact that she has the kids for the vast majority of the time and is enjoying time spent with them."
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