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Kelly Clarkson calls her divorce ‘horrible’ as she fights ex Brandon Blackstock over money and custody of two kids

KELLY Clarkson opened up about how “horrible” her public divorce from ex Brandon Blackstock has been for her.

The 38-year-old singer was just awarsed primary physical custody of their two kids – River, 6, and Remy, 4 – but is still fighting with her estranged husband over money.

During The Kelly Clarkson Show on Tuesday, the host spoke with guest and Untamed author Glennon Doyle about writing about her divorce but Kelly started off the conversation by talking about currently going through it all herself.

Kelly said to Glennon, who appeared on the show virtually: “You write about the public fallout from your divorce. I’m obviously going through one right now, it’s horrible!”

The Voice coach, who filed for divorce in June after seven years of marriage, revealed there have been “so many hard parts” of the process over the last few months. 

She continued: “The hardest for me is the kids, that’s the hardest for me. I always, as women especially, I think we’re trained, Alicia [Keys] and I were talking earlier, to take it all on.

"And you can deal with it and you’re fine, but it’s your babies that you worry about.”

The nasty divorce battle between Kelly and Brandon has heated up over the last few weeks, especially over decisions about custody agreements and spousal and child support.

The mother-of-two was just awarded primary custody of their kids after the exes had a “difficult time co-parenting due to issues of trust between them,” according to a court document.

A Los Angeles County judge rule in the singer’s favor in the “interest in providing stability and continuiity” for the children.

According to the court document, Kelly and Brandon, 43, will share joint physical and legal custody, but the American Idol alum will have primary physical custody in Los Angeles.

Kelly will have primary physical custody of the kids in Los Angeles, while Brandon will have parenting time the first, third and fifth weekends of each month. 

The parent not with the children shall have daily FaceTime calls at 5pm each day or at an agreed time. 

The divorce battle continues, though, as Brandon had “demanded $5.2M a year in spousal support” from Kelly, a request she’s calling “unreasonable.”

A source close to the former couple told PEOPLE that he is seeking $436,000 in monthly spousal and child support.

The source said: "Brandon's been equally unreasonable in his requests for child and spousal support, as well as attorney fees.

Kelly Clarkson says ‘people can be bad for you at a certain time’ as she hints at reason behind Brandon Blackstock split

"Kelly's offered to pay for all the kids' expenses, but Brandon seems to think he is entitled to and needs $301K in spousal support and $135K in child support per month."

With the back-and-forth ongoing, the exes have been ordered to not speak “in a derogatory manner” about each other in front of their two children.

Court papers reveal that the parents also "shall not allow the minor children to be in the presence of any third party who speaks about the other parent in a derogatory manner.”

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