Since 2020, Kelly Clarkson has been warring with her ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock, and his father Narvel Blackstock, and while her marriage with the former is officially over, her legal issues with his father are still on. The singer recently made headlines when she appeared to throw verbal jabs at the Blackstock.
Kelly Clarkson's Ongoing Feud With Ex-Husband Brandon Blackstock And His Dad
Clarkson's Kellyoke Came With Some Spice
Clarkson had her rhythmical guns blazing in a recent segment of The Kelly Clarkson Show's Kellyoke. During the viral segment, the star performed a cover of Gayle's mainstream song abcdefu, and tweaked it with a little of her creativity.
She Sent A Not-So-Subtle Message
The award-winning singer belted in her sonorous voice as she sang the viral breakup song. however at the point where Gayle's lyrics read, "F**k you and your mom and your sister and your job / And your broke-a** car and that sh*t you call art,” Clarkson belted something different. She changed the wording to, "Forget you and your dad and the fact that you got half / And my broken heart, turn that sh*t into art.”
Fans Did Not Miss The Diss
Social media users had a field day dissecting the meaning behind the changed lyrics as many cheered Clarkson. Someone wrote that the pop singer was putting Brandon and Narvel on some "serious blast." A second fan penned, "Kelly Went for blood ln this lyric rewrites and she got it."
She Received Support For The Twist
Many media users thought Clarkson was right to air her views via Gayle's song as someone cheered her on to"drab him!!!." This utterance appeared to be a reference to her ex-husband. Another fan thought the lyric sketch were appropriate and spot on. More music lovers made sure to express their approval as well.
Updates On Her Lawsuit With Narvel
Clarkson and her father-in-law are still very much in the heat of their legal woes, and as of April 1, the music star presented a new piece of evidence against Narvel. Lawyers from both parties presented new evidence regarding the California Labor Commision. The evidence was provided in support of both parties' cases as Clarkson and Narvel's Starstruck Management Group go head-to-head over alleged unpaid dues.
Inside Clarkson's Lawsuit With Her Ex-Father-in-Law
Shortly after the Stronger crooner filed for divorce from Brandon in 2020. Narvels slammed her with a lawsuit claiming that she failed to pay the management company, the rightful commission. The allegations included a $1.4 million debut and an additional $5.4 million for future commissions. Marvel delayed that this was according to their original agreement that she would pay 15% of her income to the company.
The Catch My Breath singer filed a countersuit stating that Narvel's company violated the California Labor Code. According to the countersuit, the Blackstocks were not licensed for their job description. Narvel in his lawsuit stated that the company managed Clarkson for over ten years.
More On The Lawsuit
The legal paperwork from Starstruck Management claimed that she did not pay her total commission for The Kelly Clarkson Show and The Voice. After her countersuit, Narvel fired back stating that the Underneath The Tree singer "conveniently" left out the fact that she had another talent agency at the time she worked with him. He accused her of trying to avoid paying the commissions. He also accused her of trying to "achieve some perceived advantage in her ongoing custody and divorce proceedings."
Kelly Clarkson And Brandon Blackstock's Divorce
The multiple-award winner filed to dissolve her nearly seven-year marriage with the talent manager in June 2020 citing irreconcilable differences. Leading up to that, Clarkson and her family spent time together on their Montana ranch amid the pandemic lockdown.
Why Did They Call It Quits?
According to an insider, at the time Clarkson and Brandon quarantined together in Montana, they came to several realizations that made them clash on different levels. Being cooped up together heightened the problems such that the singer had no other option than to end I all.
They Appeared To Have The Perfect Marriage
Someone told Us Weekly, that the former couple looked picture-perfect from the outside, and that the divorce was quite a surprise. The insider described Brandon as "very .laidback, while Clarkson was "pretty high-strung." It was also stated that because she spent more time in California, tins changed between them.
Clarkson Opened Up Amid Divorce
A few months after filing for separation, the mom-of-two told Willie Geist how she had been handling the new normal. She revealed that it had been a little hard for the past couple of months. Clarkson explained that she talked to some friends who had been through divorce and she referred to the situation as "worst tin ver for everybody involved."
She Was Granted Primary Custody Of The Children
By November 2020, the Already one singer was in the news again as she was granted primary custody of her children, River and Remington. The court also ruled that the former couple share joint physical and legal custody while Brandon FaceTimed the kids every day.
The Spousal Support Issue
On the issue of spousal support, Clarkson asked the court to reinforce the prenuptial arrangement she and Brandon signed, but this was refused. Brandon sought $436,000 a month split into spousal payments and child support. He sought to get $301,000 in spousal support and $135,000 in child support. He also asked that Clarkson paid s attorney fees of $2 million.
What The Court Decided
As of March 2022, a judge ruled that Brandon will get $115,000 in spousal support until January 2024. He is also to receive $45,600 in child support. He was also to remain in the couple's ranch until June and must pay Clarkson $12,500 in monthly rent until then.
Brandon Has Moved Out Of The Ranch
Two years after their split, Brandon, 46, moved out of the Montana ranch. This also came one month after their divorce was finalized. Brandon moved into a $1.8 million home in Butte, Montana. He also registered his cattle ranch as he earlier stated that he would be leaving the entertainment industry.
She Continued Battling Narvel's Company
While her divorce was out of the way, Clarkson was still dealing with her father-in-law's drama. On the work drama, she filed Legal documents claiming that Brandon and Narvel defrauded her by charging outlandish fees while she worked with them for 13 years. She regarded her agreement with the company as "fraudulent." She sought payment for all the fees she remitted in the past.
Brandon Fired Back
Brandon would fire back at his ex-wife's fraud claims stating that she was not entitled to any payments regarding the money Starstruck made while working with her. His attorneys relayed that Brandon and Narvel were not subject to the Talent Agencies Act in California because they did not perform their duties in the state.
How Clarkson Is Moving On
The star is gradually moving on from the messy developments that characterized her divorce. She has since changed her name to Kelly Brianne which holds significance. She is also set to release a new album which was initially delayed due to divorce.