HipHollywood can confirm that Mary J. Blige has filed for divorce from her husband Martin “Kendu” Isaacs.
We are told that Blige filed documents at the Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday and cited “irreconcilable differences.” Blige and Isaacs, who has been her longtime manager, tied the knot in 2003.
It’s unclear what led to the split, but according to reports, the singer is asking that Isaacs not receive spousal support.
In November 2014, MJ opened up to “The Telegraph UK” about working closely with her husband. When asked about the benefits of marrying one’s manager, she responded: “He always has my back – he’s going to fight to the death for Mary J Blige. The downside is that there’s no separation – it’s on all the time.”
She added, “When you don’t feel like answering to your manager, he’s still your husband,” she says, laughing. How do they negotiate that? “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.”
Mary has yet to respond to the split.