Yesterday, we reported that a judge upheld the prenuptial agreement the singer and talk show host Kelly Clarkson’s bitter divorce battle with ex-husband Brandon Blackstock. Now, it’s being reported that Clarkson would like to sell the Montana ranch that Blackstock is still living in.
TMZ reported that the prenup essentially states that everything Clarkson has earned and acquired during the marriage is solely hers, and what he earned and acquired is solely his. Clarkson makes $15 million per month while Blackstock makes $10,000 per month, and since she’s the one who bought the ranch, she can sell it.
Since Blackstock is still living on the ranch, however, it will be harder to sell it. A realtor may have difficulty selling the property if Blackstock does not make it available for viewings.
The next step here would likely be Clarkson going back to court to set the ground rules for selling the ranch, such as how often it would be shown and how much advance notice Blackstock would receive. A judge could also potentially order Blackstock to move, if things come to that.
Sources told TMZ that Clarkson was on the set of “The Voice” when she heard the news that her prenup had been upheld, and that she “let out a scream” when she found out the judge’s ruling. She then celebrated with her fellow judges, including Ariana Grande.
Clarkson filed for divorce from Blackstock in June of last year after seven years of marriage and two children together. Sources close to her say that she is ready to move on romantically as soon as her divorce is finalized.
“She hasn’t been dating and has been waiting until she is legally divorced, which will be in the next two weeks,” a source said earlier this month. “She wants a younger, up-and-coming country singer [who] understands the business.”
Clarkson admitted earlier this year that co-parenting with Blackstock has been “tough.”
“It’s tough. … I know with me and Brandon, it’s just a difficult thing because we’re in different places, and it’s like, we both agree on the main things, but it’s a hard thing when you’re not together all the time, for me personally,” she said. “As long as you make sure it’s about the children and their best interests, then we’re both on board.”