KELLY Clarkson’s ex-husband is still hoping he can keep the Montana mansion that he’s been living in since splitting from the singer.
Brandon Blackstock, 44, who has permanently quit Hollywood to live at the $10.4 million ranch, is reportedly not aware that a judge already ruled the mansion will remain Kelly’s property amid their divorce.
The judge recently upheld the former couple’s prenuptial agreement. Kelly bought the Montana property with her own income so it remains as solely her property.
Brandon had previously tried to argue it, claiming everything acquired during the marriage would be community property.
According to TMZ, Brandon landed at LAX on Tuesday and made a statement that the judge has not yet ruled on who gets the ranch.
On September 30, a signed judge’s order rejected Brandon’s claims, saying “The Court therefore rejects Respondent’s [Brandon’s] position that the Montana Ranch and other Montana properties are marital property owned 50/50 by the Parties.”
TMZ claims that Kelly, 39, wants Brandon to leave the property but he’s still living there.
The songstress apparently sees him as a “squatter” and needs to figure out how to remove him from the ranch.
Last week, a judge ruled that Kelly will get to keep the Montana ranch, despite Brandon currently living in it.
Brandon had argued that the ranch is “marital property,” but the judge decided it fell under the prenup the exes shared, making the pop star the sole owner.
Sources told TMZ that Kelly, 39, is working to kick Brandon off the ranch, but he’s not making it easy.
Kelly is officially a single woman, as of a few weeks ago, following her difficult divorce from Brandon, with whom she shares two kids.
Despite the divorce being finalized, the specifics on a few matters, including property and custody disputes, are still ongoing.
The Voice coach filed for divorce in June 2020, citing “irreconcilable differences,” before winning primary custody of their two kids.
According to court documents filed in August, the singer has been legally declared single and her maiden name has been reinstated.
Kelly “celebrated on the set of The Voice” after finding out that her prenup, which declared any money she made during the marriage was hers, was being “upheld.”
The singer was filming the famed reality competition series when she received an email saying her iron-clad prenup was upheld in court.
The document itself “segregates all assets and income derived during her marriage to Brandon Blackstock,” TMZ disclosed at the time.
Once hearing the news, Kelly “let out a scream” which then led to a full-on celebration.
The hitmaker has accumulated the majority of the couple’s assets, including the Montana ranch where Brandon has been living, which is why the judge ruled in her favor on the property.
She has also been the only titleholder of the ranch, which she bought in 2018.
Court documents exclusively obtained by The Sun show that Brandon has officially given up on showbiz life since their split to become a full-time rancher.
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