Mary J. Blige felt alone in her relationship with her estranged husband.
The 46-year-old powerhouse filed for a divorce with Martin ‘Kendu’ Isaacs – who is also her manager – last year after 12 years of marriage because she could "sense" her partner didn’t want her anymore, and she was left "suffering" by herself.
Speaking about her romance to radio show host Angie Martinez on Power 105.1, the ‘No More Drama’ hitmaker said: "I can sense that I’m not what you want anymore.
"You start to realise that this man doesn’t want you and he’s just gone all the time and you’re by yourself in the relationship. When you realise you’re by yourself and you’re just suffering through it, now it’s time to do some investigating.
"When I got the full proof, I didn’t have to investigate it. It just showed up."
And, although the vocalist is in the midst of finalising the divorce dealings, she has praised her fans for saving her and for helping her get her life back on track.
Speaking previously, the musician said: "I’ve finally got my life back. My fans have saved me. I have to keep going for them … I chose life. At anytime we all go through dark times. You might lose something when you make a positive choice and lose something when you make a negative choice, so for me it’s best to just lose whatever you’re going to lose to get your life back.
"My fans have saved me too. It’s only when you hear people’s testimonies that ‘you saved my life’ or ‘helped me get out of an abusive relationship’ that you realise going through these hard times makes you stronger."
Mary has vowed to focus on her own goals and dreams and is learning to love herself from the "inside out".
She explained: "I chose to love Mary from the inside out. I’m not letting my hairstyle carry me or my jacket or boots. I can look at the mirror now when all this stuff is peeled back and say, ‘I like you.’ Finally. My secret is positivity, water, prayer."