Mary J Blige about to lose two of her palatial homes after failing to pay millions

Claudine Varela
Jun 11, 2018
08:20 A.M.

The singer who's financially in trouble after divorcing her cheating husband is now facing several lawsuits for unpaid properties and taxes.


Mary J. Blige is deep in debt and two of her mansions have reportedly been foreclosed because of it.

Following her divorce from her cheating husband Kendu Isaacs which was just settled last March, the singer is facing another major setback. She and Isaacs are being sued by Apex Bank for failing to make their payments for their two properties in Cresskill and Saddle River, New Jersey.

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According to the report by Bossip, two lawsuits have been filed against the ex-couple, the first of which accused them of not paying down the $8.1 million mortgage that they used when they purchased the Saddle River estate for $12.3 million 10 years ago. The property has eight bedrooms, ten bathrooms, a studio, a media room, library and staff quarters.

In a second lawsuit, the former spouses were sued for defaulting on another mortgage worth $2 million for a property they purchased in 2001, just two towns away from the Saddle River estate. The 6,100 square foot estate has six bedrooms, a master suite on its own private floor and sits on an acre lot.

It’s unclear whether Blige and Isaacs are occupying these properties but the bank already wants control over them and is requesting for their immediate evacuation. One of the properties has been reportedly taken off the market shorty after their divorce was finalized.


Prior to these lawsuits, the former couple were also served a tax lien amounting to $5 million due to unpaid tax bills for income earned from 2009 to 2011 and 2015.

Blige filed for divorce from her now former husband and manager after she discovered him cheating as well as misappropriating more than $400,000 of her money. This prompted the courts to require the 47-year-old to pay Isaacs $30,000 a month in temporary support.


Isaacs reportedly wanted alimony and half of her income during their 13-year-marriage and claims he’s been destitute since she fired him in July 2016.

In 2017, the troubled singer emotionally admitted during her Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony that she was left homeless after leaving Isaacs and shouldering all the financial responsibilities. She thanked Interscope Records CEO Jimmy Lovine and his wife Liberty for taking her into their Malibu home during those dark times.

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