After just shy of two years, TMZ says that Mary J. Blige is officially divorced from her former manager and husband of 13 years Kendu Isaacs. Their divorce fight was long and grimy. Kendu reportedly wanted $130,000 a month in spousal support, then dropped it to $65,000 a month, while Mary was accusing him of dropping almost half a million on a mistress and claiming to be too broke to cut him such big checks. In March it was reported that they’d finally come to a settlement.
It was a real cliffhanger for fans of Mary’s bank account, and it still is. TMZ says that a judge signed off on Mary’s divorce yesterday. Even though they came to a settlement agreement already, the details still needed to be worked out.
Mary and Kendu were married for 13 years, but didn’t have any kids, so there’s no custody battle.
I don’t think you have to be a descendant of Poirot to figure out who got what. The biggest clue will be Kendu himself. Kendu claimed he needed $130,000 a month in spousal support, then $65,000, to support his luxe lifestyle. A man who was willing to settle for a measly $780,000 a year will show it in his face. Like when you pull up next to Kendu at a red light and see his depressed, tear-stained staring back at you from the backseat of a chauffeured Hyndai Sonata.