Kelly Clarkson revealed that she spent her summer vacation close to her ex-husband, despite their tumultuous divorce.
While talking to TODAY shows, the ‘Since U Been Gone’ singer revealed that she feels rested after the first proper vacation she’s had since the age of 16.
To take a break, she, her children, and ex Brandon Blackstock decided to retire to her multi-million dollar ranch in the mountains of Montana.
“It’s great because [my kids] She often had to travel a lot because of the distance so we were both in Montana, “I feel like [it was] My kids felt a little more focused for the first time. “
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Clarkson, it’s now legally known as Kelly Briannepaid for divorced from Blackstock in June 2020, and their divorce was finalized in March of this year. After seven years of marriage, the couple have two children together, River, eight, and Remington, six.
The news that Blackstock was nearby during her vacation wasn’t all that surprising.
Clarkson spent the last year fighting in court for ownership of her Montana ranch, while Blackstock’s attorneys tried to argue that it was still his primary residence. The couple lived there with their children throughout their marriage.
Finally, Blackstock was given permission by the court to stay at home until June 1 of this year, but had to pay $12,500 (about $17,000) in rent each month.
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Since then, he’s bought a $1.8 million ($2.6 million) home nearby, in Butte, Montana.
Addressing some of the complications in the split between her and Blackstock, the singer added: “Obviously it’s been a tough couple of years so it’s really important for me to shut down for a minute.”
As for how they used their time? Clarkson did not reveal how much time she spent with her ex, although she did spend a lot of time spinning the engine.
“I really do four-wheel drive in the mountains,” she said. “I have a lot of water on my property so my sister, my nephew and I and a few friends spent the summer in the mountains.”
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