Kelly Clarkson filed for divorce from Brandon Blackstock way back in June 2020. Since then the exes have been locked in a messy battle over money and property. The main issue has been their ranch in Montana. Kelly, who lives in LA with their two kids, wants to sell it. But Brandon wants to stay there cuz he’s too poor to move… apart from the $195,000 per month Kelly pays him in spousal and child support (he actually asked for $436,000, so pour one out for this broke beggar). Earlier this week we learned that Kelly agreed to fork over 5% ownership of the ranch to Brandon. But, according to an Us Weekly source, that’s the last time Kelly’s settling on anything. She’s fully prepared to go to trial to
get keep what she deserves.
The insider tells Us Weekly:
“She is devoting 100 percent of any free time she has preparing for the trial,” the source says of the Grammy winner, 39. “When not filming her talk show, she is hunkered down with [attorney] Laura Wasser.”
Laura Wasser, of course, is the divorce lawyer of choice (or the “Disso Queen” as TMZ always calls her) for many celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Halle Berry’s ex Olivier Martinez, Johnny Depp, Ryan Reynolds, Dr. Dre, and Laura Dern. She also may have inspired Laura Dern’s character in Marriage Story. Brandon’s lawyer is Samantha Spector, who often finds herself facing off against Laura Wasser in court (see: Dr. Dre vs. Nicole Young, Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard). Welp, these legal eagles better sharpen their talons, cuz Us Weekly’s source says there’s no way Kelly’s backing down:
“She will not even entertain the idea of settling with Brandon,” the source explains. “He will not get one penny from her that isn’t ordered by the judge. It’s going to be nasty.”
Luckily for their children, River, 7, and Remington, 5, Kelly and Brandon agreed on a custody arrangement back in 2020; they share joint physical and legal custody, but Kelly has primary physical custody. So this shit probably won’t turn into an Irreconcilable Differences sequel.
Last year another source claimed that, by the end of their marriage, Kelly felt that Brandon was both jealous of her success and using her for her money and lifestyle (pick a lane, buddy!). Let’s hope all the dirty details get drudged up in the trial, and Brandon gets exposed as the succubus I’m guessing he is. And then the judge will say, “Brandon, I know you’re the one asking for spousal support, but your weasel face is giving me bad vibes. Take him away, boys!!” And then he’ll be banished to the island they sent stand-up dudes like Jesse James and Eric Benèt.