Mary J. Blige doesn’t want to pay estranged husband spousal support
Mary J. Blige doesn’t want to pay her estranged husband spousal support.
The ‘No More Drama’ hitmaker has begged the courts to throw out her ex-partner Martin ‘Kendu’ Isaacs’ request for monthly maintenance because the prenuptial agreement they had penned before their marriage 2003 waivers the support.
According to the legal documents, obtained by E! News, the 45-year-old singer justified her decision to have the request squashed by stating: "My success as an entertainer has nothing to do with [Kendu]. I was successful when I met him and have continued to enjoy success, although there have certainly been ups and downs."
The blonde star then went onto accuse Kendu- who is also her former manager – of stealing her money and claimed he’d spent $420,000 in travel charges for hotels and airfare that were not related to her business or have association with her.
She added in the court papers: "I just recently learned this information."
Kendu’s alleged overspending behind his ex-partner’s back has left Mary in "debt" because, she claims, she made no money from the European leg of her recent tour.
She explained: "[Kendu] suggests we lived a lavish lifestyle and in fact, we over spent and we are in significant debt. We owe millions of dollars in taxes and have significant advances that have to be recouped by record companies."
And it seems the little money she does have is being spent on keeping their home in New Jersey because, according to her, Kendu hasn’t been helping her out financially with the house or paying for the storage facility that holds their personal property.
Mary previously asked Kendu – via the courts – to return her Grammy Award as well as the Mercedes C300 they own, and then she’ll let him keep the Mercedes SL550.
Mary filed for divorce from Kendu in July after 13 years of marriage but, not only is the bitter legal battle causing her stress, she’s still trying to get over the split.
She said recently: "I’m in the thick of it. I’m in the middle of a divorce. It’s just how hard life is. It’s the pain. Not even knowing someone that you thought you knew for years is horrible … But there’s hope in it as well, because I have to keep the joy so I can live and survive. I can’t just die in all this sadness."
Mary is no longer supporting Kendu’s family – including his three children Jordan, Brianna and Nas from his previous relationship – financially or emotionally.