Kelly Clarkson celebrated on Wednesday after a judge upheld the prenuptial agreement in her bitter divorce battle with ex-husband Brandon Blackstock.
And now a report by TMZ on Saturday claims The Voice coach – who is said to be worth over £32million ($45million USD) – wants to go ‘full steam ahead’ in selling their Montana ranch which she owns, and where Blackstock is currently residing.
Sources tell the outlet that Clarkson’s attorney, famed divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, previously asked the judge for permission to sell the property, to which Blackstock’s lawyers objected, with no ruling on the prenuptial agreement at the time.
Moving on: Kelly Clarkson (pictured), 39, reportedly wants to go ‘full steam ahead’ in selling her Montana ranch ex-husband Brandon Blackstock STILL lives in – after a judge UPHELD their prenup on Wednesday amid their bitter divorce battle
With Blackstock still living in the property, TMZ suggests Clarkson’s lawyers would have to file court documents to determine conditions in which the ranch could be sold.
MailOnline has reached out to Clarkson’s representatives for comment.
Clarkson had reason to celebrate on Wednesday after learning that a judge has upheld the prenuptial agreement in her bitter divorce battle with Blackstock.
Reports: Sources told TMZ on Saturday that Clarkson’s attorney, Laura Wasser, previously asked the judge for permission to sell the property, to which Blackstock’s lawyers objected, with no ruling on the prenuptial agreement at the time. Pictured with Blackstock in 2018
TMZ reported at the time how Clarkson, 39, was on set of The Voice when she ‘let out a scream’ of joy, with fellow coaches Blake Shelton and Ariana Grande joining in.
Sources told the outlet that while Clarkson was filming the singing competition, she received an email from her lawyers sharing the good news that her prenup had been kept in place, meaning she will keep the bulk of her assets and income.
Last month, Clarkson had been temporarily ordered to pay Blackstock nearly $200,000-per-month (£144,000) in spousal and child support.
The documents also revealed details into Clarkson’s finances, showing that she personally earns over $2.4million (£1.8million) a month.
Reason to celebrate! Clarkson was said to have found out that her prenup with Blackstock will be upheld, while she was filming The Voice on Wednesday
TMZ reported that Clarkson will keep the lion’s share of their assets including the Montana ranch where Blackstock is currently residing.
Blackstock had been contesting the prenup and wanted to split their properties 50/50, in addition to the income that she earned throughout their marriage – but a judge has reportedly stopped his request.
Sources added that Clarkson’s friend and fellow coach Shelton recently cut ties with Blackstock, who had managed the country singer for a number of years.
A judge is said to have agreed with Clarkson’s attorney that the signed prenup had to be taken into account.
It’s over: Per reports, Clarkson has been awarded primary custody of their children – River, seven, and Remington, five (pictured above, as well as his elder kids Seth and Savannah)
Clarkson now has the right to sell the Montana ranch as she is the one who purchased it, according to the report.
The ex couple’s divorce has been ‘bifurcated’ meaning the end of the marriage has officially been declared.
Per the report, Clarkson has been awarded primary custody of their minor children – River, seven, and Remington, five.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Clarkson would pay 70 per cent of her children’s school fees and expenses but had refused to pay for the Montana ranch.
The judge had ordered that Blackstock carry the financial burden of his Montana ranch, that costs around $81,000 (£58,000) a month to run in expenses.
Cause for celebration: Blake Shelton and Ariana Grande are said to have celebrated Kelly’s legal win backstage on The Voice according to a report (John Legend also pictured)
Blackstock is currently living at the ranch, and is using it as his primary residence.
Court documents obtained by TMZ confirm Clarkson will continue to pay Blackstock $150,000 (£108,000) per month whilst the divorce case continues in court as well as $45,000 (£32,000) in child support.
The permanent specifics of any spousal support is still unclear.
The singer has sold a staggering 25 million albums and 45 million singles worldwide in her career, and currently has her own hit talk show.
Kiss off: Earlier this month Clarkson asked for the courts to legally declare her single, over one year after she initially filed for divorce in June 2020 (pictured in 2018)
Clarkson first began dating Blackstock – a country music manager – back in 2011 and married him in 2013.
Blackstock also shares his 13-year-old son Seth and 17-year-old daughter Savannah with his ex-wife Melissa Ashworth.
The Piece By Piece hitmaker had sparked speculation last year that she and Blackstock could have been set to have a third child, as she confessed she had ‘baby fever’ after chatting to celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.
During their chat, in which Gordon’s 13-month-old son Oscar appeared, Clarkson said: ‘Oh my gosh! Do not do this to me. I so want another child, and my husband is like, ‘No! We have four!’
‘You get baby fever when you see them and you’re like, ‘Oh, I miss the chubby little legs and the little face.’
Fame: Clarkson has sold a staggering 25 million albums and 45 million singles worldwide in her career, and currently has her own hit talk show