Kelly Clarkson is the sole owner of her Montana ranch, her ex is a ‘squatter’

by Susan Ryant

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Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock’s divorce is messy as hell, but it’s really not being covered the same way other scandalous celebrity divorces are covered. I tend to believe that’s because people like Kelly Clarkson so much, and she has such a reputation as a sweetheart and a professional within the industry. People are clearly on Kelly’s side, and it feels like the celebrity-media is actually trying to respect her privacy as much as possible. It’s pretty clear that Brandon Blackstock is a major con artist and he and his scammer father defrauded Kelly out of millions of dollars. Blackstock has been trying to get his hands on even more of Kelly’s money, and while she’s paying him $200,000 a month in support, that’s only temporary.

In August, her prenup was validated by the court, meaning that everything she had and everything she made before and during the marriage is hers and hers alone. The next court battle was about the Montana ranch Kelly bought as a family home before the pandemic. Brandon has been living there since Kelly filed for divorce, and now the court says that the ranch is Kelly’s and only Kelly’s.

Kelly Clarkson’s Montana home is officially hers — at least, in the eyes of the law. A judge has ruled that the ranch belongs to Clarkson, despite arguments from the singer’s ex-husband Brandon Blackstock, according to documents filed in Los Angeles Oct. 1 and obtained by PEOPLE Monday.

Blackstock, who is currently living at the ranch, claimed the home was “marital property” — but according to the judge, the residence falls within the former couple’s prenup, and since Clarkson, 39, bought it with her own money, it’s hers.

Blackstock, 44, had reportedly contested the prenup, arguing that any income earned during the seven years he and Clarkson were married should be split between the two. The court found after virtual hearings held in June and July that the Montana ranch and two other properties in the state “acquired during the marriage … are subject to the terms of the Premarital Agreement.”

“The Court further finds that the Montana Ranch and the other two Montana properties are not titled in both of the Parties’ names either as joint tenants with right of survivorship or as tenants by the entireties, as required under the PMA to create marital property,” the documents state. “The Court therefore rejects Respondent’s [Blackstock's] position that the Montana Ranch and other Montana properties are marital property owned 50/50 by the Parties.”

[From People]

Basically Blackstock argued that because Kelly purchased the property during their marriage, it was a joint asset. And the court said “nope.” As it turns out, Kelly only put the Montana properties in her name, and she was the only one paying for them. In TMZ’s reporting of Kelly’s legal victory, they noted this: “Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ … Kelly wants Brandon off the ranch, but he’s not moving. We’re told Kelly believes Brandon is pretty much just a squatter at this point, and she’s contemplating action to get him out.” LMAO!!!! She’s going to have to send Montana cops in there to physically remove her ex-husband from her property. Amazing.

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