Mary J Blige has finally ended her tumultuous divorce with her ex-husband, Kendu Isaacs. According to a report from E! Online, Martin “Kendu” Isaacs and Mary reached an agreement outside of court.
In court documents obtained by the organization, A Los Angeles Superior Court judge took the day off the calendar because “the matter is settled.” For some background information, Mary and Kendu separated after ten years of marriage due to irreconcilable differences, like many other couples, famous or not.
A representative who spoke with E! News released a statement at the time indicating Mary’s intention to separate from her husband of nearly a decade.
The affidavit claimed the singer would continue writing, producing, and performing music despite her breakup and fans could look forward to a fresh album in the new year. As you may know, Mary received an Academy Award nomination this year for her track in the movie, Mudbound. However, it didn’t win.
As it was previously reported, Mary and Kendu signed an agreement back in July of 2017 whereby the R & B legend would have to pay her ex-husband $30,000 in spousal support.
The singer had to account for his prior living situation while he lived with her, meaning, Blige was legally obligated to continue to pay for Isaacs as if they’re still married.
The Oscar-nominee also had to pay for his lawyer fees. In her court documents, Mary claimed she and Martin lived a lavish lifestyle, one which they could no longer afford and were in significant debt as a result. She said they owe millions of dollars in taxes and have to pay money to record companies.
To make matters worse, during their legal separation, Kendu argued he was entitled to receive more in spousal support because the songs on her latest album were in part inspired by their breakup. Because of that fact, Issacs wanted a piece of the monetary pie, citing himself as the muse for her creativity.