Much More Drama! Mary J. Blige’s Husband Demands Money In Divorce

Published: Thursday 15th Sep 2016 by Sam

Mary J. Blige may have sung about ‘No More Drama,’ but her divorce is playing out quite theatrically.

As reported, the singer called time on her 12-year marriage to manager Kendu Issacs in July.

At the time she cited “irreconcilable differences” and it seems as though the differences also thread through their expectations of what’s owed and what’s not.

See what we mean below…

According to TMZ, Issacs filed his response to the divorce petition and he is officially seeking spousal support.

Mary, however, wants the court to block him from receiving anything – including the lawyer’s fees he’s demanding too.

Interestingly, there’s conundrum over when exactly the couple formally separated; in Issacs submission, he lists July 25th. As for Mary, she said at the time of her filing that the date was “to be determined.”

It’s currently unknown if the pair have a prenuptial agreement. In the event that they don’t, all of their assets (up until the point of split) could be divided. A move that wouldn’t bode well for Mary who is the primary earner. It’s anyone’s guess what Issacs was pocketing as her manager, but typical industry practice would see him take home 10-20% of what she generated under his stewardship. 

What is certain, though, is that the Queen of Hip-Hop/Soul is already carving out her success narrative post-marriage. She recently announced a world tour with Maxwell,  revealed her new album would arrive before the year’s end, and joined ‘How To Get Away With Murder.’

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  1. Terny September 15, 2016

    Oh Mary Jane Blige. Let’s hope there is a prenuptial agreement.

  2. Bee September 15, 2016

    This bout to be one of her best albums of her career!! Don’t want to play house no more

    • Cocoa September 15, 2016

      Damn you stole my line lol

  3. BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 September 15, 2016

    Mary in th studio churning out “My Life” volume 3 chiiiiiiile!

  4. FASHION_ICON ~ Anti&Lemonade September 15, 2016

    What kind of man ask for the money of his ex wife ?
    I just can’t…
    A mess don’t he have respect for himself ?

    • Meme September 15, 2016

      See this is the problem here. Women always talk about double standards and equality but quick to get angry in this type of situation. A marriage is suppose to be 50/50, the same way a woman would walk away with a paycheck in a divorce where the man is the bread winner, it should be the same in a reverse situation. Mary was clearly the bread winner and her husband dedicated his life to her career, so he deserve half of her coins. I remember this same thing happening years ago with nick and Jessica Simpson.

      • AndWhat? September 15, 2016

        Stop trying to look for a debate or sound ‘different’. It is disgusting for a man to go after a woman’s money. In this life, the previous and the next

      • SMH September 15, 2016

        And it’s just as disgusting for a woman to go after a man’s hard earned money, if not moreso. Deal with it.

      • Jasmine September 15, 2016

        It works both ways. If there is no prenup then he will get a large portion of her wealth and a large portion of her debts. Mary has both so he should get both, not just a big payday but financial liens put against him just like Mary has. I bet it was money mismanagement that led to their divorce. Too many female entertainers make their husbands their “managers” but their husbands do not have the industry experience or financial sense to flip money and pay bills so they end up in divorce.

  5. AndWhat? September 15, 2016

    Doesnt she have tax issues? She should let him carry some of those too.

    • SMH September 15, 2016

      Maybe if she paid her bills and was about her business she wouldn’t be in this mess.

  6. 2bad2bme September 15, 2016

    A prime example when the woman wears the pants in a relationship!

  7. SMH September 15, 2016

    He has every right to ask for what he’s owed. If the shoe was on the other foot, folks would be screaming for Mary to clean him out. Sorry ladies, you wanted equal rights. You can’t have it both ways.

  8. Chile Please!!! September 15, 2016

    So glad she divorcing his ugly Great Dane face looking ozz! Just something about him was just always shady & suspect to me. Well anyway after all is done guess Mary won’t have No More Drama in her life.

  9. Danzou September 15, 2016

    This album just keeps getting better and better.

  10. Big Leen September 15, 2016

    Poor Mary, she just cant stay , i want ALL the tea

  11. Nowqd Reddish trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremixi September 18, 2016

    Hope they gotten a prenut and dang sure it’ll get ugly in it

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