Mary J. Blige Files for Divorce After 12 Years of Marriage
Singer Mary J. Blige and husband Kendu Isaacs have pulled the plug after 12 years of marriage.
Her reps told People magazine, "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 statement went on, "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."
Mary cited irreconcilable differences in the divorce papers, obtained by "Extra." She also asked the court not to grant spousal support to Isaacs.
The divorce comes four years after Mary shut down split rumors on "The Wendy Williams Show." At the time, she said, "My marriage is not on the rocks, but I would be a liar and my fans would hate me if I said to them, 'Oh, we're perfect and everything is great.' We have situations just like everyone else. We're not out in public trying to kill each other, but it's real. We love each other.”
Blige, 45, and her manager married in 2003 and had no children together. When asked about having kids with Kendu, she told Wendy, "When it's time, when it happens, it's in my future. I'm not planning it."