Kelly Clarkson’s lawyer Laura Wasser filed legal documents on Friday (July 2) asking the judge to officially grant the singer’s request for a divorce, leaving other issues like money and child custody for another day, reports TMZ.
Kelly’s estranged husband, Brandon Blackstock, has challenged their prenup, claiming it is invalid. Millions of dollars are on the line, and a judge has yet to rule on the validity of the prenup.
The judge awarded Kelly primary physical custody of the couple’s two children, River Rose and Remington, on a temporary basis, because Brandon moved permanently to Montana, far from the couple’s family home in L.A. That order is expected to become permanent, TMZ reports.
Additionally, the judge already awarded Brandon temporary spousal support and that order is also likely to become permanent. Spousal support, however, would end in 2023 (half the length of the marriage).
It appears that Kelly just wants to be divorced without waiting for all the thorny financial and paternity issues to be worked out. She’s ready to be single. Kelly and Brandon tied the knot in Tennessee in October 2013. They officially split last spring.