At 48-years-old, Mary J. Blige has kept herself in amazing shape, wearing daring swimsuits whenever she pleases. During her most recent outing, she left little to the imagination in a Cheetah-print swimsuit and fur coat that gave off an exotic vibe.
The legendary hip-hop soul singer wowed her Instagram followers with an alluring photo of herself in a Cheetah-print one-piece, which she accessorized with a fur coat and a pair of matching sunglasses for one of her recent photoshoots.
It seems just like her music, Blige's looks also age like fine wine. She looks a lot younger than she actually is, and she's able to pull off the same looks she's been wearing since two decades ago.
Mary J. Blige performing onstage in a purple bodysuit | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine
Now, she shares her "4-1-1" as to how she keeps her body fit and healthy. According to the singer, it all begins with eating healthy food that includes a diet of meat, cheese, greens, and healthy fats.
The singer eats three times a day and mixes this diet with protein shakes. Mary also makes sure to drink a gallon of water a day, to detoxify her system.
According to Mary, the key to staying in shape is to maintain the carbohydrate levels at a minimum, and of course, by avoiding highly processed and refined food.
To complement her diet, she exercises three times a week, lifting weights to tone her arms, legs, and glutes. She also makes sure to do a lot of squats and bench presses.
When she's not lifting, she does a cardio workout, running as much as 4 miles at a time, or 6 to 8 miles a week.
Mary J. Blige performing at a gig | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine
While the "No More Drama" singer seems to have it all together, it was recently revealed that she's in trouble with the IRS.
The Internal Revenue Service filed a tax lien against her last month, accusing her of not paying taxes from 2016 to 2017. It turns out, she owes a total of $1,198,161 in back taxes.
This is not the first time she is being chased by the IRS, as back in 2013, she and her ex-husband Kendu Isaac were also accused of not paying a whopping $3.4 million in taxes. That same year, they were sued for defaulting a $2.2 million loan from Signature Bank, and another $500,000 from Bank of America.
Mary J. Blige at a red carpet event | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine
Despite all these, it seems Mary has it all under control, living life to the fullest with multiple gigs and projects up her sleeve.