After over a year of going through the drama and difficulties of the divorce process, Kelly Clarkson celebrates any wins that come her way.
“The Voice” and “The Kelly Clarkson Show” personality first filed for divorce from her husband of about seven years, Brandon Blackstock, on June 4, 2020. Since then, the two have been battling it out over everything — from the kids to the finances.
She had a major win this week though.
Kelly Clarkson Celebrates Divorce Win
According to TMZ, the “Since You Been Gone” singer’s prenup was validated by the judge in charge of her divorce case. She happened to be on set filming “The Voice” when she got the good news via email. Clarkson let out a celebratory scream, which captured everyone’s attention.
The prenup proved to be quite controversial and was hotly contested. However, the prenup is going to serve the massive function of separating all the assets and income Clarkson earned while she was married to Blackstock.
Blackstock wanted things to turn out very differently. The former music manager wanted to split their properties in addition to the income she earned throughout the course of their marriage. He currently lives at the Montana ranch, which is an asset Clarkson is responsible for.
Blackstock is a former music manager for a reason. He once had a working relationship with fellow “The Voice” coach Blake Shelton. However, sources seem to suggest that the two are no longer working together because Shelton ended the relationship.
He was there when Clarkson got the good news, as were the other coaches — Ariana Grande and John Legend. All of them helped her celebrate the news.
While this was all cause for celebration, Clarkson is still waiting to finalize the bulk of the divorce. As of now the marriage is “bifurcated.” The actual dissolution of the marriage should be coming in the next few days, given the ex-couple has worked through custody and financial issues.
Montana Ranch Drama
The prenup marks a major change in the case. Prior to this, Kelly Clarkson made it clear she wanted to sell the Montana ranch. She felt it was a “financial burden,” US Magazine learned. Brandon Blackstock wanted to keep it because it would help him launch his all-new career as a rodeo manager.
Clarkson’s request to sell the property was initially denied until her prenup was approved. Now, she can go ahead and sell the ranch if she still wants to do so. Clarkson has custody of the kids, given the fact that Blackstock is living in Montana. She filed for divorce and, at the time, cited “irreconcilable differences” as the cause of it all.
Between the custody issues, the financial arguments, and the all-around stress of it all, Clarkson has been vocal about the grueling divorce process.
“I mean, it’s no secret. My life has been a little bit of a dumpster. Personally, it’s been a little hard the last couple of months. I’ve been talking to friends that have been through divorce. I don’t know how people go through that without having some kind of outlet because it is the worst thing ever for everyone involved,” Clarkson said in 2020.