logo
Getty Images
Getty Images

Why Mary J Blige and Kendu Isaacs Divorced – Inside Their Relationship Drama

Olawale Ogunjimi
Jul 23, 2020
12:00 A.M.

Singer Mary J. Blige and her ex-husband were able to finalize their contentious divorce settlement in 2018, two years after announcing that they were separating after 13 years of marriage.

Advertisement

The relationship between Grammy Award-winning singer Mary J. Blige and Kendu Isaacs came to an unexpected halt in 2016 when they announced that they would be going their separate ways.

It was an announcement that surprised their fans, given that they were for long seen as an ideal couple, with Blige once revealing that Isaacs saved her life after her many years of battling drug and alcohol addiction.

Mary J. Blige and Kendu Isaac at the 10th Annual Kenny The Jet Smith NBA All-Star Bash on February 24, 2012 | Photo: Getty Images

Mary J. Blige and Kendu Isaac at the 10th Annual Kenny The Jet Smith NBA All-Star Bash on February 24, 2012 | Photo: Getty Images

Although there were rumors of their marriage being on the rocks, the singer, while making an appearance on Wendy Williams' show in 2012, said that was not the case, and that they were in love with each other.

The couple also had some strange rules in their relationship, such as abstaining from sex until their wedding and not having friends from the opposite sex. Hence, when they announced their separation in 2016, many wondered what happened.

Advertisement

A year after their separation, rumors began swirling that Isaacs was cheating on Blige while they were married. The woman in question was a much younger woman, Starshell, a rising artist who Blige took under her wings as a protégé.

Blige also called Isaacs out publicly over her claims that he abused her verbally towards the end of the marriage, often complaining about the way she styled her hair or the fact that she no longer cooked.

Blige thought that she found love in Kendu Isaacs, but he turned out to be a fraud, who was only after her money.

Advertisement

Following the couple's separation, a lengthy divorce settlement followed. The settlement dragged on for long because of the order that Blige should pay Isaacs $30,000 per month as a temporary spousal agreement.

It was reported in 2017 that Isaacs requested for an increase in the spousal support payments from his ex-wife. He reportedly wanted it increased to about $65,000 per month, claiming he did not have a job and was destitute.

 Mary J. Blige and Kendu Isaacs attend the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter on February 28, 2016 | Photo: Getty Images

Mary J. Blige and Kendu Isaacs attend the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter on February 28, 2016 | Photo: Getty Images

Blige opened up about the divorce in an interview, saying she thought that she found love in Kendu Isaacs, but that he turned out to be a fraud, who was only after her money.

While all these were going on, Blige released the album, "Strength of A Woman," her 13th studio album, which earned her praise and adulations from fans and critics alike.

Advertisement

In June 2018, the couple finally reached an agreement on their divorce settlement at a Los Angeles Court. The details of the settlement remained confidential afterward.

The settlement brought an end to many months of feuding between the couple. During their marriage, Blige and Isaacs had no children, though she was stepmom to his three kids from a previous relationship, Briana, Jordan, and Nas.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Kelly Clarkson Hints Her Kids See Their Dad Only a Few Days a Month after Messy Divorce

January 08, 2024

Why Jason Momoa and Longtime Crush Lisa Bonet, Mother of His 2 Kids, Are Divorced

May 03, 2024

Brooke Sealey Was Jeff Gordon's Wife until Their Marriage Became 'Irretrievably Broken'

November 22, 2023

'He Needs to Marry Kelly ASAP': Fans Want Kelly Clarkson & Jason Momoa to Date after His Special Shoutout

December 20, 2023

Why Cher and Sonny Bono's Widow Are Locked In Legal Dispute – Details of Lawsuit

January 30, 2024

Jason Momoa Steps Out with His Kids for the First Time since Divorce from Their Mom - Photo

January 12, 2024

Lisa Bonet Files for Divorce from Jason Momoa — Details

January 09, 2024

Charles' 'Joke' after Harry's Birth Signaled to Diana 'The Beginning of the End of Their Marriage,' Says Book

February 08, 2024

Prince Charles Realized He Loved Diana after Her Death — She Was the 1st Woman Who 'Showed Him Real Love'

February 07, 2024

Amy Robach & TJ Holmes’ Exes Reportedly Now Dating & Fans Call It ‘Karma’

December 05, 2023

Jacqueline Pelosi Owns an Art Studio – Meet Nancy Pelosi's Daughter

November 28, 2023

Marie-France Ward Once Filed for Divorce from Actor Fred Ward: Inside Their Relationship

December 10, 2023

Jill Diven: Inside Her Relationship with Her Ex-husband Brad Garrett

December 08, 2023

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's Recent Personal Life after Split - Details

February 28, 2024