In June 2020, the American singer filed for a divorce from her partner after seven years together.
Amidst protests from Blackstock, who lives on the land, a judge declared on October 1 that the Montana ranch is now in the ownership of Clarkson.
This information is stated by documents filed in a Los Angeles court and retrieved by PEOPLE on October 4.
The Property War
The talent manager had argued that the ranch he resides in was “marital property.” However, the judge dismissed his statement because the ranch was bought with his ex-wife’s money and protected by her prenup.
The 44-year-old stood against the prenup, insisting that any income gained in the seven years he and the “Stronger” singer were together must be equally shared between them.
Following virtual court hearings between June and July, the court ruled on the ranch and two additional properties in the state acquired during the marriage.
The court declared that the properties “are subject to the terms of the Premarital Agreement,” according to the magazine.
The “American Idol” 2002 winner asked the judge to officially declare her as divorced in July, stating that she and Blackstock “both deserve the opportunity to build a new life.”
In November, the 39-year-old was given primary physical custody of their two children, 7-year-old River Rose, and 5-year-old Remington Alexander.
A PEOPLE source said that Clarkson is holding up just fine, adding, “she is doing great and facing forward.”
The mother-of-two is also cherishing her time with her kids, “she’s enjoying the fact that she has the kids for the vast majority of the time,” the sourced explained.
Another insider told the magazine that Clarkson is focused on being a mother when she is not working. The musician also takes her kids to work, occasionally, for more bonding.
His Glorious Cowboy Days
In August, The Blast reported a new rancher in town, as Clarkson’s former spouse took care of her Montana ranch.
The talent manager, stepson to country legend Reba McEntire, handled the day-to-day businesses at the “Vintage Valley” ranch.
The acting cowboy happily updated followers on life on the estate via the ranch’s official Instagram page.
Blackstock stood over a calf in one post while imprinting the “Vintage Valley” brand into its skin with a scalding hot iron.
The property was initially bought by the “Because Of You” artist, in 2018, as a getaway spot for her husband and children.
Reclaiming Her Name
In September, The Blast also shared that Clarkson could legally remove “Blackstock” from her last name after she was declared single by the court.
A judge stated that their “marital or domestic partnership status” would end on January 7, 2022, while the two continued to fight for assets as single people.
The couple had stated “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their split when they filed for divorce in June.
Clarkson has taken back more than just her name as she emerges victorious over ownership of their treasured Montana ranch.