Brandon Blackstock Responds to Kelly Clarkson’s Divorce Petition

Kelly Clarkson’s estranged husband Brandon Blackstock has responded to the singer and talk show host’s June 4 divorce filing. The American Idol OG winner and The Voice coach cited irreconcilable differences when she filed the papers.

In court documents obtained by The Blast, Brandon has filed his response to Kelly’s divorce petition, and he agrees with most of her requests.

Kelly filed for divorce from Brandon on June 4 in Los Angeles Court. In her petition, she listed October 20, 2013 as the date of marriage, but said the date of separation was “To Be Determined.”

Kelly is seeking joint legal and physical custody of their two kids, 5-year-old River Rose and 4-year-old Remington Alexander. In her petition, Kelly asked the court to deny any request for spousal support. She asked the court to enforce their prenuptial agreement which the two signed before their marriage.

Brandon Blackstock Didn’t Agree to Terminate Spousal Support

In his response filed by attorney Samantha Spector, Brandon lists the same TBD for the date of separation. He also believes they should share joint physical and legal custody of their two kids.

However, as far as support is concerned, Brandon didn’t check the box to terminate support but checked the box “other” and listed “reserved.” It appears they will work out that issue together. Unsurprisingly, money issues are going to take some sorting out. Hope it doesn’t get ugly, as these things sometimes. do. 

“It just came out of nowhere. Their marriage was so strong,” a source close to the couple told People magazine, regarding their surprise split.

“They clashed on so many levels, and being in quarantine together heightened their problems to the point of no return,” a source told US. “So she filed for divorce.”

“When she went to Hollywood, it changed things,” the source adds, noting that Brandon “prefers their quiet life in Nashville.”


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