Kelly Clarkson & Brandon Blackstock Reach Settlement In Long-Standing Legal Dispute

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Kelly Clarkson and her ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock, have finally reached a settlement in their ongoing legal dispute.

The resolution comes after a series of back-and-forth legal actions between the former couple.

Initially, Clarkson filed a lawsuit against Blackstock, alleging that he overstepped his legal boundaries as her manager and sought a larger share of the earnings from their professional endeavors.

Legal documents obtained by TMZ in 2023 revealed that Blackstock had overcharged Clarkson by millions for booking gigs during his tenure as her manager. Consequently, a commissioner ruled in favor of Clarkson, ordering Blackstock to repay her a total of $2,641,374.

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Following this ruling, Clarkson pursued a second lawsuit in March 2024, accusing Blackstock of operating as an “unlicensed talent agency” and arranging business deals on her behalf without proper authorization.

The lawsuit read, “Based on the wrongful acts and conduct of Starstruck…all agreements between the parties, should be declared void and unenforceable…and all monies previously paid by cross-complainants to Starstruck should be disgorged from Starstruck, forthwith.”

Blackstock’s lawyer, Bryan Freedman, strongly defended his client’s actions, emphasizing the financial support provided to Clarkson and their children during their marriage. Blackstock contested the lawsuit, arguing for its dismissal.

“It is morally, ethically, and legally wrong to attempt to get monies back from your ex-husband who not only helped her as her manager but who used those earnings on their children and Kelly and Brandon’s lifestyle during the marriage.”

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Recently, both parties mutually agreed to dismiss all pending cases, signaling a resolution to their legal feud.

Court documents confirm that both Clarkson and Blackstock’s management firm, Starstruck Entertainment, have filed requests for the dismissal of all claims against each other. Clarkson filed for dismissal on Tuesday, May 21, while Blackstock’s management firm followed suit by submitting their own request on Wednesday, May 22.

“Everything is settled,” a source revealed to PEOPLE. The terms of the settlement remain confidential, and neither party has disclosed specific details regarding the agreement.

With the settlement in place, a bench trial scheduled for August 27 has been called off, bringing an end to the legal battle between Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock.