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Kelly Clarkson's net worth is worlds apart from her ex-husband's

The The Voice judge and her talent-manager ex-husband had an intense legal battle over alimony payments

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Beatriz Colon
Beatriz Colon - New York
New York WriterNew York
Updated: October 19, 2023
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Kelly Clarkson, who has been a boldfaced name for over two decades since winning American Idol in 2002, has earned a pretty penny throughout the course of her music and now television career.

However both her personal life and her finances were thrust into the spotlight amid her divorce from Brandon Blackstock and accompanying child support and alimony battles.

Who is Kelly Clarkson?

Pop sensation Kelly rose to fame on American Idol. She won the first season of the show in 2002 and subsequently went on to release her chart-topping single 'A Moment Like This'. Aside from her discography, the country megastar has also appeared as a coach on The Voice and has hosted her own talk show called The Kelly Clarkson Show.

Kelly Clarkson performs on American Idol in 2015© Getty Images
Kelly shot to fame on American Idol

Meanwhile, in 2016, soprano singer Kelly dipped her toes into the world of publishing and signed an impressive book deal with HarperCollins. Her first children's book called River Rose and the Magical Lullaby was released in October 2016. She went on to release a second book called River Rose and the Magical Christmas. 

What is Kelly Clarkson's net worth?  

The singer and talk show host, 41, has an estimated net worth of $50 million, while her husband, a talent manager – and Reba McEntire's former stepson – has a reported net worth of ten to twelve million. Brandon, 46, pointed out this discrepancy when requesting spousal support from his ex-wife.

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The former couple – who tied the knot in 2013 and share two children together, River Rose, nine, and Remington Alexander, seven– began the process of their divorce in 2020. But Brandon challenged the singer on various fronts, including property rights, and they didn't finalize the split until 2022.

How much did Kelly Clarkson make per episode on The Voice?

Kelly starred on The Voice for seasons 14 through to 21. And according to Celebrity Net Worth, the coach made an eye-watering $560,000 per episode and therefore $14 million per season. Wow… The American Idol alum's net worth is further supplemented by her talk show appearances. According to court documents, the star used to pocket a hefty $1.9 million per month for her appearances on The Kelly Clarkson Show and The Voice.

Seth Meyers, Jenna Bush Hager, Hoda Kotb, Kelly Clarkson on the premiere of The Kelly Clarkson Show's fifth season on October 16, 2023© Getty
Seth Meyers, Jenna Bush Hager, Hoda Kotb, Kelly Clarkson on the premiere of The Kelly Clarkson Show's fifth season

Kelly's property portfolio

Part of their legal battles was over Kelly's Montana ranch, which is under her name; after she filed for divorce, Brandon insisted he wanted to leave the entertainment industry and become a full-time rancher.

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When Kelly host announced she planned to sell the ranch, Brandon fought against it, insisting that he needed the sprawling property for his ranching business.

Kelly and Brandon walking hand in hand © Getty
Kelly and Brandon started dating in 2011

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 lists as approximately $81,000 per month.

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Aside from her $17 million Montana ranch, Kelly also owns an ultra-luxurious $5.4 million Los Angeles mega-mansion. The singer bought the beautiful five-bedroom property in Toluca Lake after her divorce from Brandon. Her breathtaking home features an array of gorgeous amenities including 5,000 square feet of living space, an outdoor pool, a tennis court and its very own guesthouse. Swoon!

Kelly boasts an impressive property portfolio

Despite making a loss, Kelly previously owned a sprawling Encino farmhouse with her ex, Brandon. The custom-built farmhouse, which boasts a whopping 11 bathrooms and eight bedrooms, sold for $8.2 million in September 2021. 

Beyond this, the former couple also shared a lakeside home in Tennessee complete with a ginormous swimming pool, a games room, a home gym and a boathouse. It sold in July 2021 for $6.3 million – over $1 million less than the original $7.49 asking price.

How much does Kelly have to pay Brandon in spousal support? 

That staggering sum is still less than Kelly's legally mandated payments to Brandon, which include $115,000 each month in spousal support until January 2024.

kelly, brandon and kids on red carpet © Getty
Brandon has two other kids, Savannah and Seth, from a previous marriage

He also receives $45,601 a month in child support, even though the singer has primary custody of their two children, while he spends one weekend a month with them.

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