Kelly Clarkson awarded $10.4 million Montana ranch in divorce win – Page Six

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Kelly Clarkson’s estranged husband, Brandon Blackstock, has to hand over the keys to their Montana ranch, according to E! News.

A judge declared that the property belongs to the 39-year-old talk show host, despite the fact Blackstock, 44, has been living there since they split in June 2020.

Blackstock originally requested that the ranch was “marital property” and should be shared equally between the two, but the judge disagreed since it was Clarkson who paid for the $10.4 million property.

“The Court further finds that the Montana Ranch and the other two Montana properties are not titled in both of the Parties’ names either as joint tenants with right of survivorship or as tenants by the entireties, as required under the PMA to create marital property,” the decision reads in documents obtained by E! News.

“The Court therefore rejects Respondent’s position that the Montana Ranch and other Montana properties are marital property owned 50/50 by the Parties.” 

Clarkson previously requested to sell the Montana ranch citing it as a “financial burden” due to the $81,000 a month it costs to maintain. A judge denied the request and instead ordered Blackstock to start paying the monthly fees in April 2021 since he was the only one using the property.

Don’t forget that the music manager receives $200,000 a month from Clarkson in spousal and child support, which a judge ordered in July.

Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock at the AMAs in 2017
Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock, pictured together in 2017, were married for seven years before calling it quits.
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The “Break Away” singer’s divorce has been quite the battle.

Clarkson was awarded primary custody of her and Blackstock’s children — River Rose, 6, and son Remington Alexander, 4 — in Nov. 2020.

A month later, Clarkson accused her ex, his father Narvel Blackstock and his company, Starstruck Management, of “acting illegally” as her manager for years. He later denied the allegations.

Clarkson has since petitioned the court to declare her legally single and to restore her last name as Clarkson.

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