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Kelly Clarkson’s ex-husband buys $1.8 million home after divorce battle

Kelly had previously tried to evict him from her Montana ranch

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Rebecca Lewis
Rebecca Lewis - Los Angeles
Los Angeles correspondentLos Angeles
June 25, 2022
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Kelly Clarkson's ex-husband Brandon Blackstock has purchased a new Montana home and will be renaming his cattle ranch business following their divorce.

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According to Us Weekly the music manager purchased the home in Butte, Montana, on 18 April. The listing price was $1.8 million but it’s unclear how much the 45-year-old paid for the home.

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He will also be renaming his cattle ranching business, previously known as Vintage Valley Ranch, to V Bar V Cattle Co. It comes amid rumored plans that Brandon will retire from the entertainment industry and become a full-time rancher.

Kelly initially filed for divorce from Brandon in June 2020, and the two years since have been filled with legal drama. Her ex has challenged her on various fronts, including over custody for their two children, River Rose and Remington Alexander, child support payments, and property rights.

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One of the points of most contention had been their dispute over Kelly's ranch in Montana, of which the singer was listed as sole owner.

When his ex-wife announced she planned to sell the ranch, the father-of-two fought against it, insisting that he needed the sprawling property for his ranching business.

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Their divorce was finalized in March

In August 2021, a judge ruled that if he planned to work on the property and gain profit from it, he would be responsible for the costs of maintaining it, which Us Weekly listed at the time as approximately $81,000 per month.

In December she lost a bid to evict him but following a judge in Los Angeles ruling in March that Brandon had until 1 June to live in the ranch, after which he would have to move out and leave the property behind.

Their divorce was finally settled in March when a judge declared that Kelly has to pay $115,000 each month in spousal support until January 2024, and $45,601 a month in child support, even though the singer has primary custody of their two children and he only has one weekend a month to spend with them.

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