KEY POINTS

  • Kelly Clarkson granted primary custody of her kids with Brandon Blackstock
  • The "American Idol" alum will have primary physical custody in Los Angeles
  • The Court favored Clarkson after learning that the exes have trust issues

Singer Kelly Clarkson has been awarded the primary physical custody of her two children with estranged husband Brandon Blackstock.

Clarkson announced a few months back that she and Blackstock decided to separate. On Monday, the court decided that the exes would have joint physical and legal custody of daughter, River, 6, and son, Remington, 4, but Clarkson has primary physical custody in Los Angeles.

"The Court finds that under the circumstances present in this case, the interest in providing stability and continuity for the minor children weighs in favor of Petitioner having primary custody," the documents obtained by Us Weekly read.

"The level of conflict between the parents has increased. The parties have a difficult time coparenting due to issues of trust between them."

The ruling allows Blackstock to visit their little ones at Clarkson's Woodvale home. Prior to their split, Clarkson shared that she wanted to expand their family, but Blackstock, who has two kids, Savannah and Seth, with his first ex-wife, Melissa Ashworth, wasn't onboard with the singer's plan.

"I so want another child, and my husband is like, ‘No! We have four!’" the "American Idol" alum told Gordon Ramsay in May.

"You get baby fever when you see them and you’re like, ‘Oh, I miss the chubby little legs and the little face.’"

In June, after nearly seven years of marriage, Clarkson filed for divorce citing "irreconcilable differences." The case was classified as "disolution with minor children.”

In a previous interview, Clarkson shared that she was an open book but wasn’t very open about her divorce with Blackstock because the process involves “a lot of hearts,” referring to their children.

"I care one hundred percent more about my children than I do anything else on this planet," Clarkson said.

"So, that's been the hard thing of, like, yes, I'm willing to share my experience and yes, it is the worst. I mean, the past few months have been horribly sad. But at the same time, I have to think, 'Hmmm, like, what I say has a domino effect in other people's lives.’"

Clarkson's parents also divorced when she was younger. So, she was just being careful while being real to her kids.

Clarkson and her father-in-law's talent management company have been embroiled in a legal battle. Narvel Blackstock's Starstruck Management Group sued Clarkson for allegedly failing to pay commissions worth over $1 million. Clarkson filed a countersuit claiming that the agency was allegedly "procuring, offering, promising, or attempting to procure employment or engagements" without a talent agency license.

Kelly Clarkson Kelly Clarkson is pictured attending the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards on Jan. 12, 2020 in Santa Monica, California. Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage