Kelly Clarkson’s split from her husband Brandon Blackstock was a time- and money-consuming process that was also very costly. The woman who was about to turn 40 had a lot on her to-do list, including her two children, River, 8, and Remington, 6, as well as her talk show and the responsibilities she had on The Voice.
Because of this, she had to put other commitments on wait until she was able to adjust to her new schedule.
During an interview on The Global Chart Show With Brooke Reese on June 29, her response to the issue of whether or not she plans to release new music struck listeners as being particularly pertinent to the experiences of parents who are going through a challenging time.
“Everybody knows the huge divorce I went through and it’s been, like two years and not easy with kids, “I’m just navigating what I’m comfortable with releasing. So, it’s just a hard thing to navigate. It’s coming.”
What Impact Did Her Divorce Have on Her Music?
Clarkson is looking ahead to determine what this means for her music career and how she would like to proceed now that the divorce proceedings have been finalized and Blackstock has moved out of her Montana ranch.
“I just got to get my crap together. I just got to figure out what I’m going to release,” the “Since U Been Gone” singer added, “I’ve never had this difficult of a project.” she continued.
It is also likely that many of the songs she has written and recorded during her breakup were personal and emotional, and it is possible that some of the songs are too dear to her heart to be released. Clarkson is going to take her time putting together her next album because she needs the mental space to sort through all that has happened to her, especially considering the toll that any breakup takes.
It was painful to see Clarkson’s divorce play out because Blackstock dragged his heels in court, which led to a delay in his ex-wife pursuing her creative ambitions.
This made it difficult to keep track of what was going on with the divorce. It is obvious that she is in a fortunate position, in which these troubles did not influence the financial picture of her family; yet, it demonstrates why the pop diva needs a break (and a few moments to take a few deep breaths) before getting back on track.
How Much Money Did Her Divorce Cost?
As part of her divorce settlement with Brandon, Kelly, who filed for divorce from her spouse of seven years in June 2020, agreed to make a lump sum payment of $1.3 million as well as a monthly child support payment of $45,601.
The Grammy winner must also pay Brandon $115,000 a month in spousal support until January 31, 2024, according to the settlement agreement.
Brandon had requested and received $150,000, but he has received less than that since last July.
River, seven, and Remington, five, are the couple’s two children, and they have decided to share shared custody. It was also decided that the children would reside with their mother in Los Angeles, California, and get the COVID-19 vaccine. They also agreed that River and Remington could visit their father, who is still living on Kelly’s ranch in Montana for $2,000 a month.
Kelly will also retain possession of the family’s pets and vehicles, including a Porsche Cayenne and a flight simulator, as well as the family’s savings. The family’s golf simulator, Patek Philippe watches, CAT snowmobiles, and various automobiles, including a Ford F-350 and Ford F-250 truck, were all given to Brandon, according to court filings.
Requests for a response from Kelly’s and Brandon’s representatives have gone unanswered as of Tuesday morning.