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Kelly Clarkson Asks For Prenup Enforcement, Joint Custody Of Kids

Kelly Clarkson Divorce Prenup Joint Custody Kids

Kelly Clarkson‘s divorce may be something she never expected — we certainly didn’t — but that doesn’t mean she didn’t plan for it.

Thankfully the American Idol vet went into her marriage with Brandon Blackstock with eyes wide open — she had a prenup!

Yes, Kelly and Brandon signed the doc back on October 15, 2013, less than a week before their intimate, barn-style wedding in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.

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According to legal docs obtained by The Blast, the Since U Been Gone singer is asking for the prenuptial agreement to be enforced, which will block any chance of her having to pay spousal support to Brandon.

Inneresting note here — Brandon is also her manager AND an exec producer on her hit daytime talk show. It’s unclear if those professional relationships will continue after their split. We mean, would you really want to keep giving your ex 15% of your earnings?? And continuing working together on a TV show sounds like the premise of a bad sitcom.

However, the outlet’s sources do say they’re hearing the divorce is “amicable” — with no major events like cheating or abuse. While there’s still a ton we don’t know — the legal docs list the reason for the split as the catch-all “irreconcilable differences” — the filing seems to back up that idea of cooperation. Not only are they each willingly paying for their own attorneys, not demanding the other pay, they are also in agreement when it comes to the kids.

The couple share two children, 4-year-old Remington Alexander Blackstock and River Rose Blackstock — who will turn 6 on Friday. Per The Blast, Kelly has asked the court to order joint legal and physical custody, to be shared equally between both parents.

Phew. These custody battles can get so vicious! This is really good news for the kids.

As far as child support goes, it isn’t listed in this filing. It may be covered by the prenup, but if not it will simply be calculated by Kelly and Brandon’s income, per California divorce law.

Speaking of parenting, according to one source that could be part of the reason for the split. An insider told ET on Thursday:

“Kelly has always brought up wanting more children, which Brandon doesn’t.”

That would be a big change over the last few years as Kelly said in a 2016 interview she was sure she didn’t want more kids! When asked the question she responded:

“No! Unless someone dies and gives us their kids or something, no. I had miserable pregnancies, that’s why.”

She even said she’d made her hubby get a vasectomy! She told Jenny McCarthy at the time:

“I was literally pregnant with Remi, and I was like, ‘You are getting fixed. This will never happen to me again. If something happens, it’s a miracle of God. I literally told my OBGYN on the table while open, ‘If I get pregnant again, I will find you!’”

Was she exaggerating? Or did she really change her mind and then ask him to reverse the operation??

Well, at least it sounds like they agree on what to do when it comes to the kids they already have…

[Image via Kelly Clarkson/YouTube/Instagram.]

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Jun 11, 2020 15:59pm PDT