Good for her!
From the moment she rose to the top of the charts in the 90s, Mary J. Blige has been labeled as the Queen of R&B. But for the past several years, she’s become the voice of scorned women everywhere. Though most of her music is about heartbreak, Mary J. Blige’ wasn’t experiencing that in her personal life — or though it seemed.
Her marriage to manager Kendu Isaacs seemed to be close to perfect. That is, until reports surfaced that their marriage was on the rocks. MJB went through a very public breakup with her estranged husband, but now, she can rejoice.
Mary J. married Kendu in December of 2003. In 2016, Mary filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences.” Lucky for them, they never had children together so things didn’t get too messy. After rumors surfaced that Mary and Kendu’s marriage was ending, Mary did an interview and opened up about it.
“When I love you, I love you. I loved him,” she said on Power 105.1. She went on to say that she could sense that Kendu didn’t want her anymore. He would say things like, “Why don’t you cook?” and “Why don’t you wear your hair like that?” She knew something was up and even suspected him of cheating on her. Then, she found “full proof.”
According to MJB, Kendu was unfaithful and allegedly spent more that $420,000 on his girlfriend while they were together. In court documents, Mary never mentioned the woman’s name. But new reports have surfaces, saying that the woman Kendu is accused of cheating with is very close to Mary. The woman was revealed as Starshell, a 28-year-old aspiring singer who is signed to Mary’s Matriarch Entertainment record label.
“You’d see them out in the studio together, having dinner without Mary. And then Mary would be at events with her, and it was awkward because it was obvious they were sleeping together” a source told Page Six.
Today is a happy day for Mary J. The singer is officially a single woman. On Wednesday, a judge signed off on her divorce from Kendu. Last year, Mary was hit with having to pay $30,000 a month in temporary spousal support to Kendu. His initial request was a whopping $129,319 a month. Cray.
In March, Mary and her ex reached a financial settlement, but those details weren’t made public. It hasn’t been confirmed if Kendu will be getting the same amount or higher. Congrats to Mary! We hope she finds love again, if she hasn’t already. ; )
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