Apparently Mary J. Blige’s “family affair” no longer includes her husband of 12 years. Oh, that was lame, even for me. According to TMZ, Mary has filed for divorce from her husband and manager, Kendu Isaacs. TMZ says that in the papers, Mary cites “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for why she doesn’t want to be married to Kendu anymore and lists the separation date as “to be determined.”
Mary has also requested that Kendu be blocked from asking for spousal support. TMZ isn’t sure if there’s a prenup or not, which means there’s a chance this might get messy. I hope not, though. When Mary said “no more drama in my life“, I really wanted to believe it. But knowing Mary and Kendu’s history, I’m starting to think I might have to let go of that dream. Mary and Kendu got married in December 2003 when he was still just her record producer. A short while later, Kendu became Mary J’s manager, which is always a super smart move. Eventually people started whispering that shit between Mary and Kendu was no bueno. In 2009, Mary reportedly slapped Kendu at a CD release party after she caught him looking at a cocktail waitress (her rep later denied it). A couple of years ago, Mary went on The Wendy Williams Show to quiet the rumors that her marriage was done.
Mary has said in the past that she and Kendu have a strict “no opposite-sex friends” policy in their marriage. So of course their marriage bit the dust! If Mary and Kendu get so horny for the opposite sex that they can’t even go out for something innocent like coffee with a person without the chance that they’ll do their friend on the sink in the Starbucks bathroom, then yeah, maybe marriage isn’t the right choice for them.