Kelly Clarkson's ex-husband ordered to return millions he earned for booking her jobs

Jami Ganz, New York Daily News on

Published in Entertainment News

Kelly Clarkson’s ex-husband, music manager Brandon Blackstock, was ordered to fork over the millions he allegedly overcharged when he booked gigs for the pop-star-turned-TV host.

A California labor commissioner ruled that Blackstock, 46, must hand over the $2,641,374 he took home for booking jobs and finalizing deals for the 41-year-old “American Idol” alum — a duty that is usually reserved for agents, according to legal documents obtained by TMZ.

The jobs and deals for which Blackstock took home cash include booking Clarkson as a judge on “The Voice,” in ads for Norwegian Cruise Line and Wayfair, and hosting the Billboard Music Awards. The latter role only earned Blackstock $93.30 in commission, whereas judging “The Voice” resulted in commissions worth $1.98 million, per the outlet.

Blackstock does not have to return the money he earned for his part helping his his ex-wife land “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” though Clarkson also sought those funds.

This isn’t the first time millions have been on the line for the former spouses, with Clarkson having had to pay $1.3 million to Blackstock as part of their divorce settlement.


Clarkson and Blackstock, who together share a young son and daughter, tied the knot in 2013. In 2020, the Grammy winner filed for divorce, which was finalized early last year.

As part of the settlement, Clarkson was ordered to give Blackstock $45,000 in monthly child support payments as well as $115,000 in monthly spousal support, though the latter payments will end in January.


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