Kelly Clarkson’s ex-husband Brandon Blackstock pocketed millions from singer – now ordered to return it all

Kelly Clarkson’s financial struggles post-divorce are taking a positive turn as her ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock, is ordered to repay a substantial amount he overcharged the singer. The couple, wed in 2013 and divorced in 2021, faced a contentious legal battle over financial matters.

  1. Commission Overcharge and Ruling Clarkson’s ex-husband, who had been her manager, overcharged her in commission, leading to a California labor commissioner ruling that he must return approximately $2,641,374. The decision, based on Blackstock’s unlawful actions in securing deals for Clarkson, includes gigs for “The Voice,” Norwegian Cruise Lines, Wayfair, and the Billboard Music Awards.
  2. Legal Consequences and Appeal Blackstock, reportedly gearing up to appeal, was found to have breached regulations by securing and signing employment for Clarkson, a role reserved for talent agents. The commissioner ordered repayments totaling $1,983,155.70 for “The Voice,” $208,125 for Norwegian Cruise Lines, $450,000 for Wayfair, and $93.30 for the Billboard Music Awards.
  3. Divorce Settlement Details The couple, married for nearly seven years, finalized their divorce in March 2022, including a bitter custody battle over their two children and disputes over shared assets, like a Montana ranch. Clarkson obtained primary custody and retained the ranch.
  4. Post-Divorce Life and Healing Following the divorce, Clarkson moved to New York City, finding healing amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Grammy winner emphasized her contentment with being single, focusing on her two kids, multiple jobs, and personal growth, as reflected in her album “Chemistry.”
  5. Looking Forward Despite the setbacks, Clarkson remains resilient and positive about her future, expressing happiness with her single status. Her journey, documented in her music, resonates with fans as she embraces a new chapter after a challenging period in her personal life.