Final spousal support payment leaves Kelly Clarkson 'relieved'

Final spousal support payment leaves Kelly Clarkson 'relieved'

Kelly Clarkson was ordered to pay her ex-husband $115,000 in 2022 (nearly R2-million at the time) every month until January 2024.

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Singer Kelly Clarkson is breathing a sigh of relief after reportedly making her last spousal support payment to her ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock

The 'Stronger' hitmaker has reportedly been paying her ex $115,000 per month since early 2022. 

Kelly was initially ordered to pay him $150,000 in 2021, but the amount was dropped in their final divorce settlement. 

The three-time Grammy Award winner also had to fork out an extra $45,601 in child support payments for their two children, River and Remington.

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Sources close to the 'Underneath the Tree' hitmaker told Us Weekly in a new interview that she is thrilled to finally be done with her spousal support payments. 

"Kelly is feeling relieved that her spousal support to Brandon has come to an end...  It’s so nice knowing that this chapter of her life can close with the new year," the mole said. 

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As per their March 2022 divorce settlement, Kelly will continue making her $45,601 monthly child support payments to Brandon.  

Kelly seemingly shaded her ex-husband in one of the songs she released last year. 

"Someone's gonna show you/ How a heart can be used/Like you did mine," Kelly sang on 'Mine'. 

The song was the lead single from Kelly's 10th studio album, 'Chemistry', which dropped in June 2023. 

Kelly, who has a reported net worth of $50-million, did not confirm or deny whether the song was about her ex. 

However, she told the 'Today' show in September that 'Chemistry' is not a divorce album. 

“It’s a hard record. It was hard to make, but it’s also not just [about] a bad relationship," the 41-year-old said. 

"I didn’t want it to be a divorce album. I wanted it to be a relationship album, and so there’s good stuff on there, like ‘Favorite Kind of High', which I sang.  There’s the good parts. It wasn't all bad. I wanted to celebrate that."

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