Kelly Clarkson Gets Financial Redemption After Divorce

Kelly Clarkson has been candid about her struggles following her divorce, including the financial fallout she experienced. However, there’s good news for the singer as she finally gets some much-needed redemption.

Clarkson and her ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock, tied the knot in 2013 and officially divorced in 2021. During their marriage, Blackstock also served as Clarkson’s manager and charged her a commission. Unfortunately, it was later discovered that he had taken a significant amount of money from her.

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However, justice seems to be prevailing for Clarkson. A California labor commissioner recently ruled that Blackstock had overcharged her in commission payments. As a result, he has been ordered to repay approximately $2,641,374 to the Grammy winner. This ruling serves as a significant step towards resolving the financial issues Clarkson faced after her divorce.

Although Blackstock plans to appeal the decision, this ruling marks a victory for Clarkson. According to legal documents, it was determined that Blackstock had acted unlawfully by securing and signing employment deals for Clarkson, a role that should have been reserved for talent agents, not managers.

The amount Blackstock owes Clarkson includes $1,983,155.70 for her time as a coach on “The Voice,” $208,125 for her collaboration with Norwegian Cruise Lines, $450,000 for her partnership with Wayfair, and $93.30 for hosting the Billboard Music Awards on three occasions.

While Clarkson also sought to receive a percentage of the money Blackstock kept when she signed “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” it was ruled that this money belonged to him.

The couple’s divorce was not without its challenges. Clarkson and Blackstock were married for nearly seven years and had two children together. A bitter custody battle ensued over their daughter, River Rose, and their son, Remington “Remy” Alexander. They also fought over ownership of the Montana ranch they shared. However, in March 2022, their divorce was finally settled in court, with Clarkson being granted primary custody of their children and retaining ownership of the ranch.

Following the split, Clarkson relocated to New York City, where she found solace and was able to rebuild her life. In a nod to her personal growth, she stated, “I think COVID pointed out a lot of things. A lot of us didn’t make it relationship-wise.”

Despite the challenges, Clarkson maintained a positive outlook and focused on her career. She released an album titled “Chemistry,” which was largely inspired by her personal experiences. In September, she took to Instagram to assure her fans that she was content with being single and not actively seeking a romantic partner. With her busy schedule that includes raising her children and juggling multiple jobs, Clarkson emphasized that starting over is difficult after envisioning spending a lifetime with someone who is no longer in the picture.

As fans of Kelly Clarkson, let’s celebrate this favorable ruling and wish her all the best for the future. She has endured a tough few years, battling several legal issues. Share this news with other fans to spread the joy over Clarkson’s well-deserved financial redemption!