The Voice season 21 Knockout Rounds are filming this week, and according to reports, coach Kelly Clarkson received good news about her divorce while on set. The news was so good, that she celebrated right there in her big red chair.
A judge validated Kelly’s prenup
Kelly is celebrating, because her prenup has been validated by the judge in her divorce case, reports TMZ. After receiving the good news via email on The Voice set at Universal Studios on Wednesday (August 11), she reportedly let out a scream, which gave way to a celebration.
Sources tell TMZ that the email delivered the good news that the hotly-contested prenup was upheld in full by the judge. Specifically, the prenup segregates all assets and income derived during her marriage to Brandon Blackstock are separate.
Kelly now owns the Montana Ranch
Kelly accumulated a large share of the assets, including the Montana ranch where Blackstock is currently living. He was contesting the prenup and wanted their properties split, along with income she earned during their marriage, but the judge ruled against him.
The celebration on the set of The Voice “got personal,” says TMZ. Fellow judges Blake Shelton, Ariana Grande and John Legend also participated in the celebration. Notably, according to TMZ, Blake has recently terminated his relationship with Blackstock, who managed him for years.
Kelly’s lawyer, Laura Wasser, had argued during the trial on the prenup, that there had to be accountability when someone signs a contract. The judge agreed.
The divorce and property settlement are now separated
TMZ also reports that the divorce has been “bifurcated” which means the actual declaration that the marriage is over has been separated from the property settlement and custody issues. It’s a thing for which Kelly petitioned the court. Additionally, another report stated that Kelly petitioned the court to get her maiden name back immediately once the divorce is final.
The actual dissolution of the marriage should be finalized within days. Because Blackstock moved to Montana, Kelly has been awarded primary custody of their two children–River Rose and Remington–on a temporary basis. TMZ reports that seemingly, most issues have now been resolved.
As for the ranch, because the prenup was validated, Kelly, who purchased it, now has the right to sell it.