New Development In Kelly Clarkson’s Divorce: Ex-Husband Ordered To Return Millions


In a recent development in the ongoing divorce battle between Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock, a labor commissioner has ruled that Brandon overcharged Kelly by millions of dollars while representing her as her manager. This ruling comes as a blow to Brandon, who now has to return a substantial amount of money.

Key Takeaway

The labor commissioner has ruled that Kelly Clarkson’s ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock, overcharged her by millions while acting as her manager. This ruling highlights Brandon’s financial misconduct and requires him to return over $2.6 million in commissions. The ongoing divorce battle between the two continues to unfold.

Manager Crossing the Line

The California labor commissioner reviewed legal documents and concluded that Brandon had crossed the line as a manager by booking gigs and securing deals for Kelly. These included her appearances on “The Voice,” hosting the Billboard Music Awards, and even a partnership with Norwegian Cruise Line and Wayfair. According to the labor commissioner, only agents have the legal authority to secure such roles.

In addition to booking these gigs, Brandon also collected fees for his services. As a result, the labor commissioner has ordered him to return the commissions he received from these deals, amounting to a staggering $2,641,374.

Appealing the Ruling

Brandon has expressed his intention to appeal the commissioner’s ruling. However, this ruling marks a significant victory for Kelly in their divorce proceedings, as it highlights Brandon’s financial misconduct during their marriage.

Division of Assets

In the divorce settlement, Kelly was awarded the highly contested Montana ranch. However, she had to pay Brandon $1.3 million and is also responsible for monthly child support payments of $45,000 for their two children, aged 9 and 7. Additionally, Brandon receives $115,000 in monthly spousal support, which will come to an end in January of next year.

As part of the settlement, Kelly also gained custody of the family pets and several vehicles, including a Ford Bronco, a Ford F-250, and a Porsche Cayenne. She was also granted a flight simulator.