Kelly Clarkson is finally getting a fresh start. While her divorce from ex Brandon Blackstock remains ongoing, Clarkson has been legally declared single and her maiden name has also been reinstated. According to the court documents obtained by Us on Friday, September 24, 2021, a judge signed off on the pair’s single status last month. Their “marital or domestic partnership status” will end on January 7, 2022.
Having her old name back isn’t the only thing that’s new for Clarkson. On September 23, 2021, the eight-bedroom, nine-bathroom home in Encino, California, that she and Blackstock previously shared was sold for over $8 million.
Clarkson filed for divorce from Blackstock in June 2020 after nearly seven years of marriage due to “irreconcilable differences,” according to Us. The two of them share a 7-year-old daughter, River, and a 5-year-old son, Remington. Blackstock also has two children — 19-year-old Savannah, and 14-year-old Seth — from his previous marriage to Melissa Ashworth. Amid their divorce battle, a judge ruled that Clarkson would pay $195,601 per month in spousal and child support.
The following month, however, Clarkson’s prenup was validated by a judge. This means all assets and income derived during their marriage will be segregated and it also gave Clarkson possession of their Montana ranch. She has also been given primary custody over River and Remington.