Kelly Clarkson’s ex-husband Brandon Blackstock ordered to return millions to singer

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In the latest chapter of the ongoing divorce saga between Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock, the GRAMMY-winning singer has emerged triumphant in a legal battle that could have major implications for her career!

According to the court's decision, Blackstock, who also served as Clarkson's manager, overstepped his boundaries by securing lucrative gigs and deals for the star. Talk about trying to wear two hats at once! But the California labor commissioner wasn't having it and ruled that only agents can legally secure such roles for talent.

Legal documents reveal a laundry list of gigs and contracts Blackstock unlawfully handled for Clarkson. From The Voice to Norwegian Cruise Line, Wayfair, and even hosting the Billboard Music Awards, he was playing fast and loose with his managerial powers.

The court's ruling is a major win for Clarkson, as Blackstock has been ordered to hand over a staggering $2,641,374 in commissions. That's enough money to make anyone break out into a victory dance! 🎉

But here's where things get interesting. While Blackstock managed to rake in a whopping $1.98 million in commissions for Clarkson's role on The Voice (seriously, that's some serious cha-ching!), his commission for her hosting duties at the Billboard Music Awards was a measly $93.30. Talk about a major difference! Looks like somebody needs to brush up on their negotiation skills!

Of course, Blackstock isn't going down without a fight. He's declared his intention to appeal the ruling, but will he succeed? Only time will tell.

This legal drama is just one chapter in the unfolding story of Clarkson and Blackstock's divorce. After seven years of marriage, Clarkson initiated the split in 2020, and things have been anything but smooth since then. But hey, at least she managed to secure the highly contested Montana ranch in the settlement.

In the divorce agreement, Clarkson was ordered to pay Blackstock a hefty sum of $1.3 million and contribute $45,000 per month in child support for their two children. On top of that, Blackstock was granted a whopping $115,000 per month in spousal support. But fear not, Kelly fans, because the recent court ruling has given her a much-needed financial win, lightening her ongoing financial obligations.


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