While the majority of Kelly Clarkson’s life in the spotlight has been a collection of high notes, lately, she hit a low note in the melody.
Her journey through single-parenting continues as she tries to find a middle ground with her ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock. Previously, the pop star and her husband filed for divorce in June 2020 after seven years of marriage, due to some unresolvable differences.
The 39-year-old singer is also in the process of renegotiating her salary for her talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show. Clarkson’s show earns her a total of $1.9 million per month, Country Thang Daily reported. While filming its second season, the star hopes to receive a substantial increase in her salary. Hopefully, this will help the single mother cover the costs of the legal dues in her divorce.
Developments of the divorce case revealed the ongoing financial dispute between Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock. Originally, the Voice and talk show host paid her husband a whopping $436k in spousal support. However, that number has been reduced to a still mind-boggling $200k. On top of this, Clarkson will also have to pay a one-time fee of $1.5 million to account for her ex’s legal costs.
Before the official announcement, the two tried to reconcile their relationship, but the pandemic only perpetuated their problems. Both Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock agreed that they would try to do what was best for the children, River (7) and Remington (5).
Fortunately for Clarkson, that meant that she would get primary custody of her two kids with Blackstock. Even though both mother and father decided to keep quiet about the specifics of the divorce for the sake of the kids, one fact was certainly clear. The two had a volatile relationship behind closed doors.
Kelly Clarkson Takes Away Valuable Lesson From Divorce With Brandon Blackstock
From the start of the divorce proceedings, it was clear that Kelly Clarkson was fighting for her happiness. She even opened up about the emotional toll it took on her during her talk show.
“I’m grateful in 2020 for the lesson I learned about… myself,” the host said on The Kelly Clarkson Show. “Even at 38, I feel like I’m always changing and progressing in a good sense, in a good way. And I always want to make sure I’m being the best version of myself.”
Although her fans might want to make her ex, Blackstock, into the bad guy, Clarkson said that’s not the case.
“People, like, could be bad for you in a certain time. And I think that everybody just goes, ‘Oh, well that means they’re bad.’ Well it doesn’t necessarily mean that, it just means that you’re on different paths,” she explained. “And I think that that’s okay. Everybody’s on a different learning curve.”