Kelly Clarkson Lost Montana Ranch Eviction Fight Against Ex-Husband

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Kelly Clarkson lost the fight to have ex-husband Brandon Blackstock evicted from their Montana ranch.

“Kelly recently had a major legal setback in a bid to get Brandon evicted from the Montana property that the judge awarded solely to her,” a source told US Magazine. “He has been living in it and said he doesn’t have the financial means to afford to purchase a residence of his own at this time, citing the unresolved financial aspect of their divorce.”

The two are in the midst of divorce proceedings. Kelly was declared legally single in August, but still has pending financial issues to solve.  While the court awarded Kelly ownership of the ranch, a judge sided with Blackstock when it came to evicting him. In a November virtual hearing, “The judge sided with Brandon and ruled in his favor, the order just hasn’t been formally signed off on,” the source told US.

The American Idol OG winner and The Voice coach filed for divorce from Blackstock in June 2020. While the two came to a custody agreement over their two children, River Rose (7) and Remington (5). There are still thorny financial issues to work out. Kelly has primary custody of the kids, while sharing joint physical and legal custody.

Earlier this year, a judge ruled that the afternoon talk show host would be required to pay her ex $150,000 per month in spousal support. Kelly must pay Blackstock $45,601 per month in child support, bringing the total owed to him each month to $195,601. Kelly makes more than $1.5 million, while Blackstock’s income is only 10K per month.

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Blackstock has been living on the ranch since their split, which costs $81,000 per month to maintain. He testified that he wants to leave the entertainment industry and become a full-time rancher and rodeo sponsor. However, Blackstock must pay the property’s maintenance fees. If he fails to keep up with the payments, Kelly can sell the property.

The two are set to appear back in court in February 2022 to discuss their property and then again in June 2022.

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