Brandon Blackstock Buys $1.8 Million House After Kelly Clarkson Split

Brandon Blackstock trades Kelly Clarkson's ranch for $1.8 million home

Brandon Blackstock and Kelly Clarkson. Matt Baron/Shutterstock; Shock/imageSPACE/Shutterstock

Exit and move on. Kelly Clarksonthe ex-husband of Brandon Blackstockbought a $1.8 million home amid the former couple’s contentious divorce.

Pursuant to a transfer of deed obtained exclusively by us weeklythe music manager, 45, bought the house in Butte, Montanaon April 18, just over a month after their divorce was finalized. While the listing price was $1.8 million, it’s unclear how much Blackstock bought the house for. Blackstock also changed the name of his ranching business, previously known as Vintage Valley Ranch, to V Bar V Cattle Co. days after the divorce was finalized, as part of his plans to retire from the entertainment industry and become a full-time rancher.

U.S confirmed that Blackstock moved out of the property previously shared with Kelly Clarkson Show host earlier this month.

Clarkson filed for divorce from the Texas native in June 2020 after almost 7 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. “They clashed on so many levels, and being together in quarantine increased their problems to the point of no return. So, she filed for divorce,” said a source close to the singer. U.S at the time, adding that he had been spending more time in California, where his talk show is filmed. “Everyone thought that Kelly and Brandon had the perfect marriage, but it definitely wasn’t. Brandon is very laid back, while Kelly is quite nervous.”

Following their separation, the Montana ranch has been a major point of contention between the couple. Court documents obtained by U.S in August 2021 he revealed that Clarkson wanted to sell the property but was denied as Blackstock was living there at the time. She was later granted ownership of most of her assets, including the ranch, and the “My Life Would Suck Without U” singer. tried to evict her ex-husband at the end of 2021.

“Kelly recently had a major legal setback in an attempt to evict Brandon from the Montana property that the judge awarded solely to her”, said a source exclusively U.S in December 2021 following the couple’s hearing on November 11. “He has been living there and said that he does not have the financial means to purchase a residence of his own at this time, citing the unresolved financial aspect of his divorce.”

After four more months of legal wrangling, their divorce settlement was finally approved in March 2022, with a judge ruling that Blackstock could stay on the ranch until June, as long as he pays Clarkson $12,500 in monthly rent until then. As part of the deal, the Emmy winner was granted primary custody of their two children, River, 8, and Remington, 6, and ordered to pay their ex $115,000 each month in spousal support through January 2024 and $45,600 in child support. She has one weekend a week with the kids every month while she lives in Montana.

“He will be spending most of the summer in Montana and will have unlimited access to the ranch,” a source said. U.S earlier this month. “He plans to travel to Los Angeles to see the children.But it won’t be routine. The source also confirmed that Blackstock officially moved into his own house in June.

Clarkson also bought a new house in the wake of her contentious divorce to get a fresh start. “I have a new house, it is very white and clean. … and I also redid my office here [at the show]. I looked at Kevin in our art department and said, ‘Please help me make sense of this,'” she revealed during a December 2020 episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show. “I just wanted to feel happy. Colors make me feel happy.” very good.”

With information from Diana Cooper

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