Could the Montana ranch drama finally be over for Kelly Clarkson? Although her ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock, left the property in early June, when their divorce settlement required, the musical director would have continued to be “a thorn in the side” and reportedly even considered continuing to fight Clarkson for the ranch in court. However, Reba McEntire’s stepson has now found a new bachelor pad, so perhaps the family can start closing down.
Brandon Blackstock’s new digs were reportedly purchased on April 18, according to a transfer deed obtained after the fact by We Weekly, but it’s unclear when, or even if, Blackstock moved in. The 4,800 square foot home in Butte, Montana was listed at $1.8 million, although the actual purchase price was not reported. While Kelly Clarkson’s ex-husband surely ended up paying a pretty penny for the new estate, the 4-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home is still a notable downgrade from the Montana ranch, which the american idol champion purchased in 2019 for $10.4 million.
The registration on Berkshire Hathaway HomeService website reports Brandon Blackstock’s home features large windows to capture panoramic views, a chef’s kitchen with a pantry and wine fridge, an outdoor kitchen, a steam room, three wells, a shop, a barn with a loft , a greenhouse and a three-car garage. (What, no pool? Although I suppose there is are three wells.)
The home sits on over 40 acres of land in a seemingly “very private” setting, and as Brandon Blackstock recently renamed his cattle ranching business from Vintage Valley Ranch (his former home) to V Bar V Cattle Co. , it would appear that he is taking steps to further limit his time in the entertainment industry continue farming full time. Blackstock received all of the couple’s cattle in the divorce settlement.
Although Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock’s divorce was filled with controversy over everything from their Business affairs at custody of their two children to their prenup, it was the ranch in Montana that seemed to cause the biggest headache. Although Clarkson wanted to sell the property, which was costing $81,000 a month in mortgage, taxes and insurance, she was not allowed to deport her exwho had maintained his residence there and did not have the financial means to move.
It was agreed that Kelly Clarkson would pay Brandon Blackstock a tax-free one-time payment in the amount of $1,326,161, in addition to 5.12% of the value of the ranch (approximately $908,000) and $115,000 in monthly alimony. But the drama continued, even in the weeks leading up to the future rancher’s moving day, as he filed papers in court demanding that his ex-wife turn off the property’s 13 security cameras while still living there, and to show evidence of how this was accomplished.
As The Kelly Clarkson Show the host prepares to revamp his daytime talk showShe decided take the summer spend with her two children, apparently with some of that time planned for fun at the Montana ranch. Now that Brandon Blackstock has his own place, maybe everyone can really start moving forward.
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