Home Tour of Kelly Clarkson’s Ranch Which Appeared to Be a Stumbling Block In Her Messy Divorce

Joe Akins
Jan 14, 2022
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Kelly Clarkson's Montana ranch is a big part of her life. The singer loves to share cozy pictures from her lavish ranch, which also gained attention during her divorce from ex-husband Brandon Blackstock.

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For many reasons, Kelly Clarkson's name cannot easily be forgotten. Clarkson's talent puts her in a class of her own. The 39-year-old is the first "American Idol" star to record songs that have frequently ended up as top 10 hits, including "Since U Been Gone," "Behind These Hazel Eyes," and "Because of You."

Clarkson took home the million-dollar prize of an RCA record contract after winning the first season of American Idol in 2002. Her debut song, "A Moment Like This," went from No. 52 to No. 1 on the Billboard charts, and her second album, "Breakaway," was nominated for two Grammys. 

A portrait of Kelly Clarkson [left] Legendary singer, Kelly Clarkson in a bathtub | Photo: Getty Images youtube.com/kellyclarksonshow

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Clarkson has several other hits that can be classified as classics. These include "Because of You" and "My Life Would Suck Without You."

Clarkson is multi-talented. In addition to being a singer, she has written and published children's books, coached on "The Voice," and is the host of "The Kelly Clarkson Show."

While music made her famous, her show business gives fans a detailed look into her life, including the Montana ranch she shared with her ex-husband Brandon Blackstock and their children.

A tour of Kelly Clarkson's Montana ranch as she shows off a Dolly Parton portrait | Photo: youtube.com/kellyclarksonshow

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THE COUNTRY HOUSE

As the world struggled to cope with the pandemic in 2020, Clarkson and her family curled up in their picturesque property, which they purchased sometime in 2019.

Following the end of her divorce battle, Clarkson was reportedly looking forward to returning to the dating pool.

Life in the rustic ranch appeared to have been fun and rewarding, giving the former couple enough time to enjoy their family, kids, River Rose, and Remington Alexander. The couple was also joined by Blackstock's older children, teenagers Seth and Savannah.

A picture of Kelly Clarkson's daughter on her Montana ranch | Photo: Youtube.com/kellyclarksonshow

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Throughout their quarantine in the rural location, Clarkson shared pictures and videos from her adventures with fans on social media.

One of the videos was a guided tour of the ranch, from the horse runs to the fire pits. The "Voice" coach was grateful to have a safe spot for her and her family.

INSIDE THE RANCH

Clarkson, a confessed lover of wide and open spaces, revealed that they named their ranch "Vintage Valley." The "Piece by Piece" crooner said they bought the property after searching for a place that would remind them of their Texas upbringing. 

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A picture of Kelly Clarkson and her children on her Montana ranch | Photo: Youtube.com/kellyclarksonshow

In the videos she shared, Clarkson showed off the beautiful landscape on the ranch, including a fenced-off area with mountain views where they keep their cattle and horses.

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The family was seen enjoying views of the property's winding stream, going snowmobiling, and gathering around a fire pit to create s'mores.

The ranch provided the family with enough space to have fun and unwind. In one of the clips she shared, Blackstock could be seen giving their younger kids horseback riding lessons.

A tour of Kelly Clarkson's Montana ranch as she shows off a room in the cabin| Photo: youtube.com/kellyclarksonshow

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Despite the sadness and fear that accompanied the outbreak, Clarkson said it was a silver lining moment for the always busy family to spend time together at the ranch. She claims that was the first time she and her family had been able to bond during winter.

Clarkson said, "We literally work almost seven days a week, if not seven days a week, so when we have time off, we really like to check out. It's nice to get into nature. it's nice to just come out here and sit by the stream." 

The family lived full-time in their Los Angeles home before the coronavirus outbreak forced them to relocate north. They left Los Angeles for Tennessee after Clarkson began filming "The Kelly Clarkson Show."

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A tour of Kelly Clarkson's Montana ranch as she shows off a room in the cabin| Photo: youtube.com/kellyclarksonshow

THE CABIN

The "American Idol" alum began the tour of her Montana ranch's efficiency cabin by focusing on the entryway, which included a wreath she got as a Christmas present from fellow "The Voice" judge Gwen Stefani.

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The cabin appears to be charming and comfy. It was also well-decorated, with separate areas for each of the children. Clarkson then showed fans the small bunks where her children Remi and River and where Blackstock slept.

She also pointed to a Dolly Parton poster in the kitchen and stated that the house is stocked with toys and puzzles to keep the kids engaged. The cabin also has a cozy fireplace to keep the family warm.

A tour of Kelly Clarkson's Montana ranch | Photo: youtube.com/kellyclarksonshow

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Clarkson later shared a funny video where she hid in the bathtub with a drink, trying to take some time to herself in isolation. However, Blackstock felt it would be a thrilling experience to interrupt her while she sought some time alone.

CLARKSON GETS THE HOUSE

Clarkson was given control of the $10.4 million Montana property where her estranged husband, Blackstock, has lived since their divorce.

The couple ended their marriage after Clarkson filed divorce papers from Blackstock in June 2020 after nearly seven years of marriage. She was then granted full custody of their little ones.

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Kelly Clarkson, Remington Alexander Blackstock, and Brandon Blackstock attend STX Films World Premiere of "UglyDolls" at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on April 27, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

The talent manager claimed that the Montana ranch is marital property that both ex-spouses should split equally. On the other hand, the judge affirmed their prenuptial arrangement and handed control of the house to the singer since she purchased it.

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The singer had her request to evict Blackstock from the ranch denied by the court. Clarkson had asked for permission to sell the house, citing high maintenance costs, but a judge turned the request down.

After their divorce, Clarkson was ordered to pay Blackstock, formerly in her music team, about $200,000 per month in spousal and child support. However, Blackstock will bear the total cost of transporting the kids to the ranch.

Brandon Blackstock and Kelly Clarkson during the arrivals for the 25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 12, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images

READY FOR LOVE AGAIN

After her divorce battle, Clarkson was reportedly looking forward to returning to the dating pool. The singer was said to have waited until her divorce was complete to search for a new suitor. Being the superstar she is, the singer would have no trouble finding her perfect match.

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