Kelly Clarkson’s ex-husband Brandon Blackstock has been ordered to pay Kelly back $2.6 million.
Kelly Clarkson has won a legal ruling that her ex-husband Brandon Blackstock owes her more than 2.6 million in commissions she paid to him for procuring business deals while he served as her manager.
California’s labor commissioner ruled that Kelly’s ex procured several deals for Kelly that should have been handled by her talent agents at CAA, violating a California law that bans anyone other than licensed talent agents for procuring work for artists.
Brandon must pay back commissions earned on four deals: over $1.9 million for Kelly’s role on The Voice, just north of $280,000 to promote Norwegian Cruise Lines, $450,000 to promote Wayfair, and $93 to host the Billboard Music Awards in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Kelly filed for divorce from Brandon in June 2020.
The case was finalized in 2022, with the singer agreeing to pay $45,000 a month in child support for their two children plus a one-time payment of just over $1.3 million.
Attorneys for both sides did not immediately return requests for comment.