Kelly Clarkson was awarded primary physical custody of her two children – River, 6, and Remington, 4 – with estranged husband Brandon Blackstock in the midst of their ongoing divorce, on Monday November 30, Weekly Confirmed.
According to court documents obtained by the publication, the 38-year-old singer will have primary custody in the interest of “providing stability and continuity for the minor children”. The docs also said, “The level of conflict between the parents has increased. The parties have a difficult time coparenting due to issues of trust between them.”
Clarkson will have primary physical custody in Los Angeles and the music manager, 43, will speak “mutually agreed upon time” with the children every day. The deportees will share joint physical and legal custody of their daughter and son. Blackstock, which plans to live in Montana, will travel to LA to pick up the children on the first and fifth weekends of the month, and will meet them on the third weekend in Montana, according to court docs. The news of the custody agreement came to light after River and Remington spent thanksgiving with their father.
The “Stronger” singer and Blackstock married in October 2013, a year after the engagement. After nearly seven years as a married couple, Clarkson filed for divorce in June citing “irreconcilable difference”. The case was classified as “dissolution with minor children”.
In addition to sharing River and Remington with Clarkson, Blackstock is also the father of children Sawan and Seth, whom he shares with ex-wife Melissa Ashworth.