Kelly Clarkson has spent over a million dollars battling her ex-husband’s over custody of their kids and spousal support.
As Radar previously reported, last week, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge recently ruled the talk show host has to temporarily cough $200,000 a month in support to her ex-Brandon Blackstock.
The order states Clarkson is ordered to pay $150,000 a month in spousal support and another $50k in child support for their 2 kids. The amount was determined based on Clarkson’s monthly income of $1,722,681 and Brandon pulling in $139,844 a month.
The number could change once the two reach a settlement. The divorce is really costing Clarkson a pretty penny.
According to court documents obtained by Radar, the American Idol winner has spent $1,187, 525 in attorneys and professional fees and another $100k in costs for a grand total of $1.18 million.
For his part, Blackstock has spent a substantial amount more on his legal fees. In court documents, the judge noted that Clarkson's ex has spent $1,464,525 in fees and another $112k in costs for a grand total of $1.57 million.
The judge ordered Clarkson to pay $1 million towards Blackstock's legal bills and another $250,000 for him to hire a forensic accountant to comb through her finances.
Back in June 2020, Clarkson filed for divorce from her husband after 7 years of marriage. She demanded primary custody of their kids and wanted the right to make their home in California. Blackstock demanded joint custody and wanted the kids to live half the time in Montana.
Clarkson objected to this suggestion and argued against it in court. A couple of months later, the judge came back with his decision and sided with the singer.
The court order read, "The court finds that the minor children are not now and have not been residents of Montana and that California is their home state."
The judge awarded Clarkson primary custody and said the kids could live in California where she tapes The Voice and her talk show.