Kelly Clarkson is the country superstar who we view as an everywoman. She could be your sister, your daughter, your best friend.
There’s nothing ostentatious about Kelly Clarkson. But her bank account reveals another side to her. Like she has lots and lots of zeroes on her side. That’s according to the financial documents revealed in her divorce case with husband Brandon Blackstock.
According to those documents, Kelly Clarkson deposits about $1.6 million per month. In addition, the couple owned a $3 million home in Tennessee, an $8.5 million mansion in California and a $2 million get-away cabin in Montana.
The divorce will be expensive for the 39-year-old Texas native. A judge ordered her to pay Blackstock close to $200,000 per month in spousal and child support. The two individuals have two children — River, a daughter, who is 7 and Remy, a son, who is 5.
Kelly Clarkson married Blackstock in October 2013. He’s the son of her former manager. And his stepmother was Reba McEntire. Clarkson filed for divorce in June 2020. A judge awarded her custody of the couple’s two children last November.
Kelly Clarkson Has Multiple Income Streams
Clarkson pulls in a ton of money. She hosts her own daytime talk show, which will be gaining an even bigger audience in about year. That’s because Ellen DeGeneres is ending her show, which has dominated daytime for the past 19 years. NBC announced that Clarkson’s talker would take over DeGeneres’ time slot. Deadline reported that Clarkson’s show already is seen in 100 percent of the country in 200 markets.
Kelly Clarkson also is a mentor on The Voice, a reality singing competition on NBC. She’s been a part of the show since 2018.
Then there’s her singing. Billboard reported that Clarkson earned between $450,000 and $1 million per stop during her 2019 Meaning of Life concert tour. Billboard said her concert career totals, pre-pandemic, were more than $60 million.
Although $200,000 a month in support seems like a huge chunk of money, People magazine reported that Blackstock sought more than double that amount per month. A source told the magazine that Blackstock wanted $301,000 in spousal support and $135,000 to help with the kids.
“As Kelly has said, her first priority in all of this is to take care of the kids and all the hearts that are involved in this divorce,” a source told People. “It’s been a hard time for everyone, but Kelly’s pleased with the court’s ruling regarding custody.”
“Divorce is hard and it gets tense for most couples going through it. But Kelly’s primary focus is on doing the best she can to protect the kids,” the source added. “In this case, she had to fight for them since Brandon and his attorneys were making unreasonable requests.”