Mary J. Blige has filed for divorce from husband of 12 years Martin “Kendu” Isaacs. Though there is no specific reason why they call off their marriage, there are speculations that her husband might have cheated on her.
According to a report from TMZ, the 45-year-old singer filed for separation from her husband, whom she wedded in 2003, due to “irreconcilable differences.”
The singer has also requested the court to prevent Kendu Isaacs to file for spousal support amidst their divorce.
Mary J. Blige and her husband-manager have no children together. However, the Family Affair hit maker served as second mother to Kendu’s children– Briana, Jordan and Nas—from a former partner.
A representative from Mary J. Blige has confirmed her divorce from Kendu Isaacs saying, “Ms. Blige is saddened to say 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.”
The added that the singer will continue working on her new album while also preparing for her world tour.
“She thanks and appreciates her fans for their support and love through this very difficult emotional time,” the rep added.
In a previous interview, Mary J. Blige hinted that a marriage won’t work if they befriend the opposite sex, People said in a report.
“All females for me, all guys for him. There’s none of that, ‘Oh, that’s my female friend. Oh, that’s my guy friend.’ No. Not in a marriage, I’ve never seen that work,” she said.
She added that dating her manager also has its downside as there is “no separation” between work and personal life.
“When you don’t feel like answering to your manager, he’s still your husband. If one of you doesn’t want to talk about something right now, you have to respect that. And you have to respect each other’s space.”