It’s been a long while since Mary J. Blige was in the headlines for her personal life. However, yesterday brought with the sad news that the singer is divorcing her husband of 12 years Kendu Issacs.
Fiercely private, the Queen of Hip-Hop/Soul is renown for keeping the focus on her promotional endeavours. A practice she continued when breaking her silence on the split.
See what we mean below…
Speaking via her rep, the 45-year-old issued the following statement:
“Ms. Blige is saddened to say [that] it is true that she has filed for divorce, saying sometimes things don’t work how we hoped they would… but, there is a divine plan and a reason for everything. Mary will continue writing and working on her album, which is due out later this year along with her world tour. She thanks and appreciates her fans for their support and love through this very difficult emotional time.”
As gracious as that was, surely we’re not alone in getting all sorts of excited about the new music that’s on its way?
The fact it stressed that she’s writing delights us the most given the generally hands-off approach she took to her last LP ‘The London Sessions’ – which, from our standpoint, was a misguided experiment.
Could another ‘Breakthrough’ be on the cards for MJB? The scene has been set. Fingers crossed it comes to fruition and serves as the silver lining of a difficult episode for the diva.