Kelly Clarkson just scored a huge win in her recent custody battle with her ex-husband Brandon Blackstock.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Kelly was awarded primary custody of her two kids, 6-year-old River and 4-year-old Remy, in her divorce. Her husband was trying to get joint custody of them and wanted to live in Montana. Kelly argued California was their home and opposed Brandon’s request for joint custody.
The judge agreed with Kelly and awarded her primary custody.
The order read, “The court finds that the minor children are not now and have not been residents of Montana and that California is their home state.”
Kelly and Brandon used a private judge to determine the custody schedule and child support for their two kids.
As we exclusively reported, Kelly and Brandon filed for divorce back in June, and they both asked for joint legal and physical custody of their children River and Remington. The divorce is not finalized completely.
At the time of the filing, sources close to the couple told The Blast they were shocked by the announcement and saw no signs of problems. The two got hitched in 2013 and didn’t seem to have any real issues.
In the docs, Kelly also requested neither party be paid spousal support. She also wants their prenuptial agreement enforced in the divorce. Sources close to the couple originally told The Blast the split was amicable but it appears things took a turn.
They claim they are trying to recover its commissions on millions of dollars that Kelly already earned, but also the millions of dollars that she continues to earn, which “are owed to Starstuck for its prior hard work and dedication to Clarkson’s career.”
The lawsuit says Kelly agreed to pay the company 15% commission for “gross earning, including future earnings from any projects, engagements or artistic works that began, were ongoing and/or were commercially exploited during Starstuck’s management of the Clarkson defendants.”
Starstruck says Kelly was supposed to pay them a total of $3,358,984.15 in commissions but only paid $1.4 million. Starstuck says Kelly will owe them around $5.4 million by the end of 2020. They believe she hasn’t paid them money owed from her talk show and “The Voice.”
They are suing for the millions owed plus unspecified damages. Kelly has yet to the official response to the lawsuit but subliminally sent them a message.
As The Blast previously reported, following the divorce being filed, Kelly was sued by her former management company, Starstruck Management Group. The lawsuit accuses the singer of breach of oral agreement.
Starstruck is run by Kelly’s estranged husband’s father, which makes it even more interesting.
In the suit, the management company says they signed Kelly in 2007. Over the last 13 years, they say they helped launch Kelly into superstardom.
Starstuck says despite their work Kelly decided to stop paying them money owed this year.