Kelly Clarkson to pay ex-husband almost $200,000 in monthly spousal support

Kelly Clarkson, an American singer, songwriter and author has been ordered to pay her estranged husband, Brandon Blackstock, nearly $200,000 in spousal support.

Last year, Clarkson filed for divorce from her husband of seven years citing irreconcilable differences as her reason. She also asked the court not to make her pay spousal support.

However, on Tuesday, July 27, a temporary court order asked the singer to pay her ex $150,000 per month in spousal support. She’s also to pay the sum of $45,601 per month in child support, bringing the total to $195,601 per month. She’ll have to pay $2.34 million every year.

Clarkson was also ordered to pay $1.25 million towards her ex-husband’s attorney fees for their ongoing divorce.

Kelly, 39, and Brandon, 44, share daughter River Rose Blackstock, 7, and son Remington Alexander Blackstock, 5.

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Back in November, Kelly was awarded primary custody of the children. The exes were granted joint legal custody and physical custody, but primary physical custody was given to Clarkson.

“It actually made the most sense for both sides because the kids are in school in Los Angeles and this order was designed to not disrupt the kids routine and to keep them in school. This works for Brandon and Kelly and everyone is fine with it for the sake of the kids. Brandon will be back to L.A. to see the kids.” A source close to the case reported.

Brandon later sought $436,000 in monthly spousal and child support.

About Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson rose to fame after she won the first season of American Idol in 2002. Her debut single titled “A Moment Like This” went number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was also the best selling single in the country in 2002.

Clarkson has sold over 25 million albums and 45 million singles worldwide. She also has 11 top-ten singles in the US, and nine top-ten singles in the UK, Canada, and Australia. She’s the first artist in history to top each of Billboard’s pop, adult contemporary, adult pop, country, and dance charts.

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