Kelly Clarkson is seen out in LA after asking to be declared legally single amid bitter divorce – Daily Mail

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Kelly Clarkson was spotted spending time with her sister Alyssa and friends at the Flower Market in Downtown Los Angeles on Thursday morning.

The 39-year-old singer’s latest outing comes after her divorce lawyer Laura Wasser filed paperwork asking a judge to declare her legally single amid her messy divorce from Brandon Blackstock.

Despite battling over prenups and custody of their two kids since filing for divorce last June, she appeared in high spirits while purchasing a bouquet for herself as she chatted with her older sibling, 45, and pals.

Stepping out: Kelly Clarkson was spotted spending time with her sister Alyssa and friends at the Flower Market in Downtown Los Angeles on Thursday morning

Stepping out: Kelly Clarkson was spotted spending time with her sister Alyssa and friends at the Flower Market in Downtown Los Angeles on Thursday morning

Stepping out: Kelly Clarkson was spotted spending time with her sister Alyssa and friends at the Flower Market in Downtown Los Angeles on Thursday morning

For the outing, she wore an orange dress, blue cropped leggings, a pair of flats with black bow and Ray Ban sunglasses.   

She completed her look with a Chanel Paris-Salzburg Austrian messenger crossbody bag and blue face mask amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

In December, Clarkson claimed Blackstock and his management company, Starstruck Management, defrauded her and never had a license to act as her manager. 

Update: The 39-year-old singer's latest outing comes after her divorce lawyer Laura Wasser filed paperwork asking a judge to declare her legally single amid her messy divorce from Brandon Blackstock

Update: The 39-year-old singer's latest outing comes after her divorce lawyer Laura Wasser filed paperwork asking a judge to declare her legally single amid her messy divorce from Brandon Blackstock

Update: The 39-year-old singer’s latest outing comes after her divorce lawyer Laura Wasser filed paperwork asking a judge to declare her legally single amid her messy divorce from Brandon Blackstock

Clarkson alleged in a filing submitted to the California Labor Commission that her agreement with Starstruck Management was a ‘fraudulent and subterfuge device’ allowing them to carry out ‘illegal services’ as her agent, even though they were not licensed to do so in California, according to documents obtained by OK! Magazine.

The singer’s legal team want the agreement voided, a refund for all past payments made by Clarkson, and a stop to any further payments to the company.

At the time, TMZ reported Kelly stands to have a ‘fortune’ refunded to her after paying large commissions to the company during her 13 year run with them. 

Fresh flowers: Despite battling over prenups and custody of their two kids since filing for divorce last June, she appeared in high spirits while purchasing a bouquet for herself as she chatted with her older sibling, 45, and pals

Fresh flowers: Despite battling over prenups and custody of their two kids since filing for divorce last June, she appeared in high spirits while purchasing a bouquet for herself as she chatted with her older sibling, 45, and pals

Fresh flowers: Despite battling over prenups and custody of their two kids since filing for divorce last June, she appeared in high spirits while purchasing a bouquet for herself as she chatted with her older sibling, 45, and pals

Clarkson’s father-in-law Narvel Blackstock, who owns Starstruck Management, filed a lawsuit against her in October with allegations she still owed them $1.5 million in commissions, on top of another $4 million she was set to pay them as a result of her judging role on The Voice.

Narvel, his son Brandon, and the management company are all named as respondents in the petition. 

‘Based on the wrongful acts and conduct of [Starstruck Management and the Blackstocks] … all agreements between the parties, should be declared void and unenforceable, no monies should be paid by Petitioners to Respondents, and all monies previously paid by Petitioners to Respondents should be disgorged from Respondents, forthwith,’ the petition read.

Clarkson’s petition claimed Starstruck demanded ‘unconscionable fees and compensation… for illegal services’, acted ‘in conflict of interest with the best interest of Petitioners’, and gave ‘false information’. 

Stylish: She completed her look with a Chanel Paris-Salzburg Austrian messenger crossbody bag and blue face mask amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Stylish: She completed her look with a Chanel Paris-Salzburg Austrian messenger crossbody bag and blue face mask amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Stylish: She completed her look with a Chanel Paris-Salzburg Austrian messenger crossbody bag and blue face mask amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic  

The petition also alleged Starstruck made ‘false representations to and/or concealing material information from [Clarkson] concerning certain matters relating to [Starstruck’s] engagement’, which was ‘in violation of Section 1700.32 of the California Labor Code.’

Clarkson also alleged the company failed the get her written approval to act as her agent.

Bryan Freedman, a lawyer for Starstruck, told TMZ of the filing: ‘The labor petition conveniently ignores the fact that Kelly had her own licensed talent agency CAA at all times. While Starstruck Management Group provided talent management services on her behalf, it did so at all times that CAA was her agency of record.’

Allegations: Late last year, Clarkson claimed her ex-husband Brandon Blackstock and his management company, Starstruck Management, defrauded her and never had a license to act as her manager; seen in 2013

Allegations: Late last year, Clarkson claimed her ex-husband Brandon Blackstock and his management company, Starstruck Management, defrauded her and never had a license to act as her manager; seen in 2013

Allegations: Late last year, Clarkson claimed her ex-husband Brandon Blackstock and his management company, Starstruck Management, defrauded her and never had a license to act as her manager; seen in 2013  

‘It is unfortunate that Kelly is again attempting to avoid paying commissions that are due and owing to Starstruck to try and achieve some perceived advantage in her ongoing custody and divorce proceedings.’ 

After seven years of marriage and two children together, the couple separated last year.

Kelly married Brandon at Blackberry Farm in Tennessee in 2013, and together they welcomed daughter River Rose, six, and son Remington Alexander, four.

Kelly has since been awarded primary physical custody of their two children. 

Refund: Clarkson's legal team want to put a stop to all payments to the company, in addition to a refund of previously paid fees; pictured last January

Refund: Clarkson's legal team want to put a stop to all payments to the company, in addition to a refund of previously paid fees; pictured last January

Refund: Clarkson’s legal team want to put a stop to all payments to the company, in addition to a refund of previously paid fees; pictured last January 

The judge’s ruling on custody prompted Blackstock to file additional legal documents Monday seeking $436,000-a-month in support payments from Clarkson.

He is asking for $301,000 in spousal support and $135,000 in child support, according to TMZ.

He is also requesting that his soon-to-be ex-wife cover $2 million in legal fees.

Family ties: Clarkson shares daughter River Rose and son Remington Alexander with her ex

Family ties: Clarkson shares daughter River Rose and son Remington Alexander with her ex

Family ties: Clarkson shares daughter River Rose and son Remington Alexander with her ex 

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