Kelly Clarkson scored a legal victory in court on Monday, but her divorce battle is far from over.
The singer, 38, was granted primary physical custody of her two children with estranged husband Brandon Blackstock on Monday, and now People is reporting that the music manager is requesting $436,000 in monthly spousal and child support.
A source told the publication that Blackstock, 43, has “been equally unreasonable in his requests for child and spousal support, as well as attorney fees. Kelly’s offered to pay for all the kids’ expenses, but Brandon seems to think he is entitled to and needs $301,000 in spousal support and $135,000 in child support per month.”
If Blackstock is granted his request, he would pocket more than $5.2 million per year to care for himself, their daughter River Rose, 6, and their son Remington Alexander, 4.
The source continued, “Additionally, he’s already asked for $2 million for attorney fees when he’s the one driving up the cost of the divorce with seven attorneys just representing him alone.”
The “Since U Been Gone” singer first filed for divorce from Blackstock in June after seven years of marriage.
She recently spoke out about the split on an episode of “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” telling viewers, “My mom has been telling me since I was a kid: You are who you surround yourself with. You want to make sure you’re surrounded by people that also want to be the best versions of themselves and also want a good common goal for everyone, not just themselves, right?”
“People, like, could be bad for you in a certain time. And I think that everybody just goes, ‘Oh, well that means they’re bad.’ Well, it doesn’t necessarily mean that, it just means that you’re on different paths. And I think that that’s OK… Everybody’s on a different learning curve.”
Reps for Clarkson and Blackstock did not immediately get back to us.