Kelly Clarkson’s Blocked from Evicting Ex Brandon Blackstock from Ranch by Judge

by Josh Lanier

The ex-husband of ‘Miss Independent’ singer Kelly Clarkson says he’s dependant on her support and can’t afford to move out of their Montana ranch. Clarkson recently tried to evict Black Blackstock from the $81,000 a month property, but a judge denied that request.

It’s the latest move in the bitter divorce between the singer and her former manager.

Kelly Clarkson’s attorneys had asked a judge to boot Blackstock from the Montana ranch. She wants to do something with the property but can’t until he leaves. Blackstock’s attorneys countered that he can’t afford to move out.

“The judge ruled in his favor, but the order hasn’t been formally signed off on,” a source told Us Weekly. “(Blackstock) has been living in it and said he doesn’t have the financial means to afford to purchase a residence of his own at this time, citing the unresolved financial aspect of their divorce.”

The $81,000-a-month upkeep of the ranch is a steep price, but Clarkson currently pays nearly $200,000 a month to her ex in child and spousal support, The Daily Mail noted.

A judge in October ruled that the ranch belonged to Clarkson. The ruling allows her to do what she wants with the property but only after her ex has moved out, TMZ. Blackstock asked a court to rule that the property should be split, but the judge denied that request. The couple lived together at the Montana ranch last year when they decided to split. It’s one of the multiple properties they owned during the relationship.

Kelly Clarkson hurriedly unloaded two of her homes in the wake of the divorce.

She recently sold the 10,000-square-foot home in Encino, Calif., for $8.24 million, a $260,000 loss. She sold her former Nashville home for $6.3 million in June, $2.5 million below what she had originally asked for the property.

Kelly Clarkson Says She Doesn’t ‘Regret’ Marriage or Divorce

The “Stronger” since admitted recently that her life “has been a bit of a dumpster,” but she wouldn’t do things differently. Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock married in 2013. They have two children together — daughter River and son Remington.

She said she wished things had turned out differently, but she said she learned a lot from it.

“I regret nothing,” she recently said on the Love Someone podcast. “Unfortunate things happen in your life, or hard things … I feel like that’s what shapes you, it’s what makes you a better person, it’s what makes you recognize, oh, okay, I missed those red flags. I missed that, or I ignored that on purpose.”

But she admits that the holidays are a particularly lonely time. The Voice coach released a Christmas album earlier this year. She said the holiday has new meaning now that she’s single.

“For me, this Christmas looks and feels a lot different than when I wrote (Underneath the Tree),” Clarkson during Kelly Clarkson Presents: When Christmas Comes Around. “And that’s alright. The beauty of this season is we get to feel everything. Joy, longing, maybe even a little sadness.”