Brandon Blackstock trades Kelly Clarkson's ranch for $1.8 million

Brandon Blackstock buys $1.8 million home after split from Kelly Clarkson

Brandon Blackstock trades Kelly Clarkson's ranch for $1.8 million

Brandon Blackstock and Kelly Clarkson. Matt Baron/Shutterstock; CraSH/imageSPACE/Shutterstock

Move and move forward. Kelly Clarksonthe ex-husband of, Brandon Blackstockbought a $1.8 million home amid the former couple’s controversial divorce.

According to a deed of transfer obtained exclusively by We Weekly, the music director, 45, bought the Butte, Montana home on April 18, just over a month after their divorce was finalized. While the listing price was $1.8 million, it’s unclear how much Blackstock bought the house. Blackstock also renamed its cattle ranching business, which was previously known as Vintage Valley Ranch, to V Bar V Cattle Co. days after the divorce was finalized, as part of its plans to exit the business. entertainment industry and become a full-time breeder.

We confirmed that Blackstock had left the property it previously shared with the Kelly Clarkson Show host earlier this month.

Clarkson filed for divorce from the Texas native in June 2020 after nearly 7 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. “They clashed on so many levels, and being in quarantine together has escalated their issues to the point of no return. So she filed for divorce,” a source close to the singer said. We at the time, adding that she was spending more time in California, where her talk show is filmed. “Everyone thought Kelly and Brandon had the perfect marriage, but that was definitely not the case. Brandon is very laid back, while Kelly is quite nervous.

Following their split, the Montana ranch was a major point of contention between the two. Court documents obtained by We in August 2021 revealed Clarkson wanted to sell the estate but was turned down because Blackstock was living there at the time. She then obtained ownership of most of their assets, including the ranch, and the “My Life Would Suck Without U” singer attempted to have her ex-husband deported in late 2021.

“Kelly recently suffered a major legal setback in an effort to have Brandon evicted from the Montana property the judge assigned to him only,” a source said exclusively. We in December 2021 after the couple’s November 11 hearing. “He lived there and said he couldn’t afford to buy his own residence at the moment, citing the unresolved financial aspect of their divorce.”

After four more months of legal disputes, their divorce settlement was finally approved in March 2022, with a judge ruling that Blackstock could stay at the ranch until June, provided he paid Clarkson $12,500 in monthly rent until -the. As part of the settlement, the Emmy winner was awarded primary custody of their two children, River, 8, and Remington, 6, and she was ordered to pay him $115,000 a month in child support for husband until January 2024 and $45,600 in child support. He has one weekend a week with the kids every month while he lives in Montana.

“He will be spending most of the summer in Montana and will have unlimited access to the ranch,” a source said. We earlier this month. “He plans to travel to Los Angeles to see the kids, but it won’t be routine.” The insider also confirmed that Blackstock officially moved into their own home in June.

Clarkson also bought a new house following their controversial divorce in order to give herself a fresh start. “I have a new house, it’s very white and clean… and I also redid my office here [at the show]. I watched Kevin in our art department and I was like, ‘Please help me make sense of this,’” she revealed during a December 2020 episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show. “I just wanted to feel happy. The colors make me feel very good.

With reporting by Diana Cooper

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