Mary J. Blige has claimed she’s millions in debt, owes thousands in spousal support to her estranged husband Kendu Isaacs, and that doing Mudbound cost her money. Mary didn’t win either of the awards she was up for last night at the Oscars, but that’s not to say she didn’t have anything to celebrate. TMZ says that after battling it out for almost two years, Mary and Kendu have settled their divorce. Sources say they were scheduled to go to trial today in Los Angeles, but it was called off after the two of them came to a settlement agreement on Friday.
TMZ doesn’t have the details of the settlement. At one point, Kendu was asking for $130,00 a month in support (a judge approved $30,000). Mary claimed she wasn’t making the kind of money that could justify the zeros on Kendu’s spousal support checks.
In October, Mary claimed they had racked up $12 million in debt together. She was reportedly denying she should be ponying up anymore money, and that Kendu should man up and pay off his $6 million share. Recently Mary had accused Kendu of being allergic to work, so I wouldn’t be surprised if the settlement negotiations went like this:
Mary: “I’ll give you $5000 in cash, one of the fancy vacations in my Oscar nominee gift bag, one of my nicer wigs from the Family Affair music video that you can sell on eBay, and my Burger King lifetime free chicken sandwich club card. As a bonus, I’ll forget about all my money you blew on your mistress.”
Kendu: “No deal.”
Mary: “Or you can look for a job.”
Kendu: “Is that card accepted at all locations or what?”