She can breathe for the primary time! Kelly Clarkson feels “extremely confident” as she waits for her divorce from Brandon Blackstock to be finalized, a supply solely reveals within the new challenge of Us Weekly.
“The relationship had been on the rocks for a long time,” the insider provides. “She was the high-income earner with a wildly successful talk show, and is the star of another hit show The Voice. Brandon was extremely jealous of it and made her know it.”
Following her June 2020 cut up from the music supervisor, 44, the unique American Idol winner, 39, “can finally enjoy her success without feeling ashamed,” the supply tells Us. “Kelly doesn’t take credit for her success but shares it with the team she works with. It’s just who she is.”
Clarkson and the Texas native tied the knot in October 2013 and share daughter River, 7, and son Remington, 5. Blackstock additionally shares two youngsters with ex-wife Melissa Ashworth.
In November 2020, the “Breakaway” singer was granted main custody of her children. The following July, Us confirmed that Clarkson was ordered to pay her estranged husband $150,000 per 30 days in spousal assist, with a further $45,601 per 30 days in baby assist. The settlement was momentary till the duo reached a remaining settlement.
The Kelly Clarkson Show host earns almost $2 million in month-to-month revenue, and in response to the supply, the Daytime Emmy winner grew cautious “that Brandon was just using her for her money and lifestyle” earlier than they known as it quits.
“The marriage was really, really awful at the end. … Kelly felt that she could no longer trust Brandon. She had a lot of questions that he just couldn’t answer,” the supply tells Us, noting that there was “tremendous resentment” between the previous couple. “She just wasn’t willing to look the other way anymore.”
With “so much tension in the family home” forward of the duo’s cut up final summer time, Clarkson appreciates the recent begin she present in her new Toluca Lake, California, residence. The “Since U Been Gone” singer dropped $5.4 million on the property in June — and feels higher than ever.
“Buying a new house for the kids was also a new beginning for Kelly,” the insider says. “It was freedom.”
Along along with her new dwelling on the West Coast, the Grammy winner secured the Montana property she beforehand shared with Blackstock, which she argued was a “financial burden” in latest court docket docs. She can also be combating to legally restore her maiden identify when the divorce proceedings are made remaining.
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