In today’s story of family affair—that no one saw coming—Kelly Clarkson is being sued by her father-in-law. And the situation is a little tricky because Narvel Blackstock (Kelly’s ex husband dad) happens to run her longtime management company.
As you probably know, Kelly and her husband Brandon, split up over the summer. And according to Variety, Starstruck Management Group filed a claim against Kelly alleging that she owes them $1.4 million in unpaid commissions (she already paid $1.9 million) for her work on The Kelly Clarkson Show and The Voice this year. Oh, and Starstruck also claims that she’ll owe at least $5.4 million by the end of 2020.
The statement read: “Over the course of approximately 13 years, Starstruck developed Clarkson into a mega superstar,” the complaint states, per Variety. “By way of example only, Starstruck was instrumental in helping Clarkson achieve success in terms of numerous hit albums, multiple Grammy wins and nominations, her role on popular television shows like ‘The Voice’ and her own talk show. Despite Starstruck’s hard work and dedication, Clarkson has decided she is going to stop paying Starstruck for what is contractually owed.”
Oh and BTW, Kelly started working with Narvel back in 2007, and he’s the one who introduced her to Brandon—who she married in 2013. After they split, Kelly has been very vocal about her emotions. She opened up about the breakup on her show, saying “2020 has brought a lot of change also to my personal life. Definitely didn’t see anything coming that came,” she said. “What I’m dealing with is hard because it involves more than just my heart. It involves a lot of little hearts. We have four kids. And divorce is never easy. And we’re both from divorced families so we know the best thing here is to protect our children and their little hearts.”