Kelly Clarkson describes co-parenting with ex Brandon Blackstock as 'tough'

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Kelly Clarkson describes co-parenting with ex Brandon Blackstock as 'tough'

Kelly Clarkson opened up about the challenges of co-parenting during a chat with Khloe Kardashian this week. During her talk show The Kelly Clarkso

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Kelly Clarkson opened up about the challenges of co-parenting during a chat with Khloe Kardashian this week. 

During her talk show The Kelly Clarkson Show, Kelly, 38, called her situation with estranged husband Brandon Blackstock, who she split from last year, ‘tough’.

‘You speak about co-parenting, and I’m doing that right now too,’ she told Khloe, 36, who shares daughter True, two, with on-off beau Tristan Thompson. 

'We're in different places': Kelly Clarkson has admitted that co-parenting with estranged husband Brandon Blackstock is 'tough'

‘We’re in different places’: Kelly Clarkson has admitted that co-parenting with estranged husband Brandon Blackstock is ‘tough’

‘It’s tough. … I know with me and Brandon, it’s just a difficult thing because we’re in different places, and it’s like, we both agree on the main things, but it’s hard when you’re not together all the time, for me personally.’

The songstress shares River Rose, six, and son Remington Alexander, four with the talent manager. 

Kelly added later that she and Brandon always ‘focus on’ their kids. ‘As long as you make sure it’s about the children and their best interests, then we’re both on board,’ she said. 

While Kelly is pushing forward with coparenting with Brandon, the legal back and forth between the former couple is getting increasingly tense.

Mom talk: Kelly talked to Khloe Kardashian on her talk show this week

Mom talk: Kelly talked to Khloe Kardashian on her talk show this week

'It's tough. ... I know with me and Brandon, it's just a difficult thing because we're in different places, and it's like, we both agree on the main things, but it's hard when you're not together all the time, for me personally.'

‘It’s tough. … I know with me and Brandon, it’s just a difficult thing because we’re in different places, and it’s like, we both agree on the main things, but it’s hard when you’re not together all the time, for me personally.’

Kelly added later that she and Brandon always 'focus on' their kids. 'As long as you make sure it's about the children and their best interests, then we're both on board,' she said

Kelly added later that she and Brandon always ‘focus on’ their kids. ‘As long as you make sure it’s about the children and their best interests, then we’re both on board,’ she said 

Family ties: Clarkson shares daughter River Rose and son Remington Alexander with her ex

Family ties: Clarkson shares daughter River Rose and son Remington Alexander with her ex 

Last month, the American Idol alum’s legal team responded to Blacksock’s denial he and his father defrauded Clarkson out of millions.

Clarkson and Blackstock have been waging a legal war against one another since October, when Kelly’s former father-in-law Narvel Blackstock filed a lawsuit alleging she still owed them $1.5 million in commissions and $4 million from her paycheck for judging The Voice.

Kelly fired back with a counter-suit, claiming that her agreement with the Blackstocks and their company Starstuck Entertainment should be voided and she should be reimbursed for all prior fees because they were providing ‘illegal services’ under California’s Talent Agencies Act for working without a license and failing to act in the ‘best interest’ of their client.

‘We stand by our allegations that Starstruck violated the Talent Agencies Act, despite their boilerplate denials, and we look forward to trying the case before the Labor Commissioner in August,’ Clarkson’s team shared in a statement to Entertainment Tonight.

Standing her ground: Last month Kelly doubled down on allegations her estranged husband defrauded her of millions during his time as her manager

Standing her ground: Last month Kelly doubled down on allegations her estranged husband defrauded her of millions during his time as her manager

Blackstock thoroughly denied Clarkson’s accusations in November filings with the California Labor Commission that emerged online Tuesday.

He disputed claims he and his father has scammed the artist by tacking exorbitant fees onto his company Starstruck Entertainment’s bills.

But Brandon’s attorneys Bryan J. Freedman and Jesse A. Kaplan argued that they are not subject to California’s Talent Agencies Act because they did not perform their work in the Golden State. 

Kelly’s lawyer Edwin McPherson believes that the American Idol alum is entitled to all of the money as well as other ‘things of value’ that Brandon was paid while acting as her agent. 

The Blackstocks’ legal representation further claimed any alleged violations that there is a one-year statute of limitations in the Talent Agencies Act, meaning even if Clarkson could prove her accusations it’s possible for his lawyers to argue she can only claim commissions paid within the year prior to her October 2020 filing.

Blackstock is asking for Clarkson’s petition to be dismissed and for her to pay his legal fees. 

Clarkson and Blackstock have been waging a legal war against one another since October, when Kelly's former father-in-law Narvel Blackstock filed a lawsuit alleging she still owed them $1.5 million in commissions and $4 million from her paycheck for judging The Voice

Clarkson and Blackstock have been waging a legal war against one another since October, when Kelly’s former father-in-law Narvel Blackstock filed a lawsuit alleging she still owed them $1.5 million in commissions and $4 million from her paycheck for judging The Voice 

The legal battle is just the latest development amid Kelly’s ongoing divorce from Brandon.

After seven years of marriage and two children together, the couple separated in summer of 2020.

Kelly married Brandon at Blackberry Farm in Tennessee in 2013, and together they welcomed daughter River Rose, six, and son Remington Alexander, four.

Kelly has since been awarded primary physical custody of their two children.

The judge’s ruling on custody prompted Blackstock to file additional legal documents seeking $436,000-a-month in support payments from Clarkson.

He is asking for $301,000 in spousal support and $135,000 in child support, according to TMZ.

He also requested that his soon-to-be ex-wife cover $2 million in legal fees.  

Kelly fired back with a counter-suit, claiming that her agreement with the Blackstocks and their company Starstuck Entertainment should be voided and she should be reimbursed for all prior fees because they were providing 'illegal services' under California's Talent Agencies Act for working without a license and failing to act in the 'best interest' of their client

Kelly fired back with a counter-suit, claiming that her agreement with the Blackstocks and their company Starstuck Entertainment should be voided and she should be reimbursed for all prior fees because they were providing ‘illegal services’ under California’s Talent Agencies Act for working without a license and failing to act in the ‘best interest’ of their client 

Happier times: Clarkson with Brandon, their two children, and his children from a previous marriage in April 2019

Happier times: Clarkson with Brandon, their two children, and his children from a previous marriage in April 2019

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