Finding out you’re going to owe taxes in any given year instead of receiving a nice return to spend on something silly (like rent!) is always a frowny day. Finding out you owe millions in taxes must be like that, except you might have to sell off a private jet or two.
Mary J. Blige was recently ordered to pay $30,000 a month in spousal support to her ex Kendu Issacs. The Daily Mail reports that her lawyers filed an Income and Expense Declaration in the LA courts in response. Mary claims that she owes “unpaid back taxes” from 2008 to 2016 in the amount of 6.5 million to Uncle Sam. Someone tell Kendu he needs to start looking for gigs on Craigslist because the government ALWAYS gets paid first. Continue reading
Despite repeated requests for no more drama in her life, Mary J. Blige and her former manager/soon-to-be ex-husband Kendu Isaacs are still deep in the drama of a messy divorce. On the upside, she’s one step closer to her desired state of drama-free. TMZ says that Mary and Kendu have worked out a spousal support agreement.
When Mary filed for divorce about a year ago, she requested that Kendu be blocked from asking for spousal support. That request wasn’t approved, and Kendu went on to ask for almost $130,000 a month in spousal support. Kendu claimed he needed the money to maintain the lifestyle he got used to during their 13-year marriage. The court found Kendu was entitled to some money, but they also agreed that $130,000 request was pure insanity. A judge approved $30,000 a month for spousal support. Mary will also have to cut Kendu a check for $235,000 for retroactive spousal support dating back to September and his attorney fees.
Mary also got a little slap on the wrist in court. TMZ says that the court accused Mary and Kendu of living beyond their means during their marriage. That might explain how Mary ended up owing a few million dollars to the tax man several years ago.
Kendu getting only $30,000 has got to sting a little. He claimed he needed a lot of money for stuff like private chefs and personal trainers. But he can’t do that anymore on such a measly monthly stipend. He’s got to make some major spending changes, like not blowing hundreds of thousands on his mistresses. Any future girlfriends hoping to get jewelry and dinner out of Kendu better be prepared for Claire’s and a coupon special at Red Robin.
This is non-news as it is and since it’s from The Sun, it’s probably fake, but I don’t care. With all the awful news going around, we all need this beautiful tale about Mary J. Blige stopping a tussle between a drunken Kate Moss and some other mess at Cannes. Just let me believe that Mary J. Blige is an anti-drunken fight warrior.
If this isn’t turning out to be the makings of No More Drama, Part II: So Much Drama…. Mary J. Blige is going through some divorce crappiness with her estranged husband and former manager Kendu Isaacs. Over the weekend, we learned that Kendu allegedly spent $420,000 on his side piece. Kendu claimed it was “travel expenses.” It sounds like he would have had better luck trying to pass it off as “business expenses,” because Page Six claims the woman on the receiving end of all that cash was on Mary’s payroll.
I type the term “mistress” and not “sidepiece,” because Dlisted is about class and dignity. What many of you might not know is that Michael K requires us all to wear Alexis Carrington knock-off outfits when we blog here. True story.
You know in Mary J. Blige’s video for “Family Affair” when she’s nonchalantly throwing lobster claws at the camera in that danceree? And you thought “wow, Mary J. Blige is being wasteful just flinging that expensive and delicious lobster all over the place,” right? Well, it turns out that the real wasteful one in Mary’s life was her ex-husband, Kendu Issacs.
2016 will forever be referred to as “FUCK 2016,” because we lost many of our most beloved celebrities, as well as ushered in the current era of America being run into the ground by a tangerine colored orangutan with zero impulse control. However, another casualty of 2016 was the demise of Mary J. Blige’s thirteen year marriage to her now former manager, Kendu Isaacs.