After nearly 7 years of marriage, Kelly Clarkson and her husband Brandon Blackstock have filed for divorce. And while divorce sucks for everybody involved, at the end of the day, it always comes down to one thing… money. And when you have that stupid-rich Kelly Clarkson kinda money, it gets even more complicated.
According to E News, Clarkson was recently award primary custody of the couple’s two children meaning that they will primarily stay in Los Angeles with her and not in Montana where Blackstock is living. And for the couple weekends a month that Blackstock gets to see them, he’s gonna mostly have to do it in LA. Point for Clarkson.
But here’s where it gets crazy…
Blackstock is seeking a whopping $436,000 PER MONTH in spousal and child support. PLUS, $2 MILLION in attorney’s fees.
And don’t worry, I did the math for you… that comes out to $5,232,000 over the course of the year, tack on that cool 2 mill for attorney’s fees and Blackstock (with a straight face) is asking for more then 7 MILLION dollars to visit his kids a couple times a month this year. Of course, the judge hasn’t awarded this money yet, but that was the demand he made. They might meet somewhere in the middle, but either way, Blackstock is going to be sitting pretty for the rest of his life.
Oh, and here’s the kicker… the order also says neither parent can consume booze or weed within 8 hours of driving a car with the kids inside. So the kids got soccer practice in the morning and you can’t even spark up a joint the night before? Have a bloody Mary 7 hours before you have to pick them up? Blackstock is gonna be flying in from Montana, he can’t have a couple Wild Turkeys on the flight over before he has to see his ex-wife again? Does this judge know what kids (and divorce) do to you? On second thought, get that money man. Get it all.
And just for fun, here’s what $5,232,000 will get you in Montana right now.
Kidding on that last one… everybody knows it’s not for sale.