Brandon Blackstock Buys $1.8 Million Home After Kelly Clarkson’s Split

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Exit and go ahead. Kelly Clarksonher ex-husband, Brandon BlackstockShe bought a $1.8 million home amid the ex-couple’s controversial divorce.

Based on the transfer of an instrument obtained exclusively by us weeklyThe music director, 45, bought the house in Butte, Montana, on April 18, just over a month after their divorce was finalized. While the list price was $1.8 million, it is unclear how much Blackstock bought the house for. Blackstock also renamed his ranching business, formerly Vintage Valley Ranch, to V Bar V Cattle days after ending their divorce, as part of his plans to retire from the entertainment industry and become a full-time breeder.

we He confirmed that Blackstock has moved out of the property he previously shared with The Kelly Clarkson Show host earlier this month.

Clarkson filed for divorce from Texas in June 2020 after nearly 7 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. “They have clashed on many levels, and being in quarantine together has increased their problems to the point of no return. I have filed for divorce,” a source close to the singer said. we At the time, she added, she was spending more time in California, where her talk show was filmed. “Everyone thought Kelly and Brandon had the perfect marriage, but they definitely didn’t. Brandon is very laid-back, while Kelly is very nervous.”

In the wake of their split, the Montana ranch has been a major point of contention between the duo. Court documents obtained by we In August 2021, it was revealed that Clarkson wanted to sell the property but was turned down because Blackstock was living there at the time. She was later given ownership of most of their assets, including the farm, and the “My Life Would Suck Without U” singer attempted to evict her ex-husband in late 2021.

An exclusive source said, “Kelly recently had a major legal setback in trying to get Brandon off a Montana property that a judge only granted her.” we In December 2021 after the November 11 session of the pair. “He was living in it and said he didn’t have the financial resources to buy his own residence at this time, citing the unresolved financial aspect of their divorce.”

After another four months of legal wrangling, the March 2022 divorce settlement was finally approved, with the judge ruling that Blackstock could stay on the farm until June, provided he pays Clarkson $12,500 monthly rent until then. As part of the settlement, the Emmy winner was granted primary custody of her two children, River, 8, and Remington, 6, and was ordered to pay $115,000 per month in spousal support through January 2024 and $45,600 in child support. He gets one weekend a week with the kids every month while he’s in Montana.

A source said, “He will spend most of the summer in Montana and will have unlimited access to the ranch.” we advance this month. “He plans to fly to Los Angeles to see the kids, but it won’t be on a routine basis.” The source also confirmed that Blackstock officially moved into his home in June.

Clarkson also bought a new home in the wake of their controversial divorce in order to give herself a fresh start. “I got a new home, it’s very white and clean… I also renovated my office here [at the show]. I looked at Kevin in our art department, and I was like, “Please help me make this make sense,” she revealed during the December 2020 episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show. “I just wanted to feel happy. The colors make me feel so good.”

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