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Mary J. Blige Ordered To Pay Her Ex-Husband $30k Per Month In Spousal Support

A divorce court judge in New Jersey has ordered R&B superstar Mary J. Blige to pay her estranged husband $30,000 a month in temporary spousal support. The couple has been separated and living apart for sometime already. Since separating, they have been trying to sell their lavish home in Saddle River, NJ dating back to 2015.

Mary J. initially filed for divorce from her husband/manager, Kendu Isaacs, in 2016 after 12 years of marriage. In her divorce filing, she cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. In an interview with ‘Good Morning America’, Mary said, “The breaking point was when I kept asking over and over and over again for respect and to be respected. And it just seemed like I was beating a dead horse. It seemed like I was talking to a wall.”

While having no biological children together, Mary was stepmother to Kendu’s three children from previous relationships. In his divorce filing, Kendu made a request to receive $129,319 a month in spousal support, but a judge deemed that amount to be unreasonable. Instead, the judge ordered Mary to pay him about a quarter of that amount per month, plus attorney’s fees.

In 2008, the couple bought an 18,250-square-foot home in Saddle River for $12.3 million. While going through their divorce, they have significantly reduced the price of the home and it’s currently for sale at $8.9 million. They also own a home in Cresskill, NY that they bought in 2001 for $2 million.

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29 comments

Tee October 11, 2019 at 1:22 pm

I love Mary but she must be slow

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JoyL October 14, 2019 at 3:37 pm

Bet he hasn’t had a job and won’t get one. Hope “temporary” has a short timeline. You gone be okay Mary.

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Cynthia Anderson October 15, 2019 at 9:57 am

Hmmmmmm…so y’all praise women who get paid after a divorce from athlete, actor etc etc… But now the table has turned he less of a man but these women not less of a woman? This just crazy to me

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WunderBarbie October 17, 2019 at 6:44 pm

Usually, the woman has their children to raise and may have given up her career. This dude wants child support for children that are not Mary’s, and hasn’t worked in how long. Whose been carrying his financial obligation for those children….that are not Mary’s??? Real men don’t spend their lives trying to con one woman, take her money so he can go get and impress another woman. Real men make their own fortune. He’s a buster scrub….

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Domanick October 11, 2019 at 6:18 pm

That’s messed up Mary! You was having money before he even came along.

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Roderick Shannon October 15, 2019 at 12:17 pm

And! A lot of women didn’t have sh#t before they got married to someone who was rich. But git a ton of money I spousal support after a divorce. It’s okay for a woman to benefit from a separation and when it comes to a man, they’re not supposed to do the same? GTFOH!!

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Jessica Poe October 16, 2019 at 8:34 am

If you cheat u dont deserve a dime…if u you r the cheater hell u paying..dont get married..the women get paid..cuz they cheating ass husbands…dont cheat..why is that so hard to do..its gonna cost you more in the end

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Carolyn Timmons October 11, 2019 at 7:05 pm

Just seen Mary in concert in Mansfield Massachusetts with Nas an amazing show and a dream come true she has helped me through my darkest moments of heartbreak so to see her live was the greatest blessing in my life if I could support her emotionally as she has done for me over the years I so would to meet her would be a bigger blessing which will never happen but a girl can dream insane that she has to pay for a person not even a man cause a real man would have taken care of her and be supporting her not the other way around and not meaning money either I find it sad that people can be so money hungry to feel entitled to anything they didnt earn or get themselves I’m so sorry she has to deal with any of this ♡♡♡

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David Nurse October 12, 2019 at 7:54 pm

Do you realize that this is common for women to do to men? They call it alimony. Women more often than not walk away with half of the stuff in the marriage that they didn’t earn or work for. We always say that a woman isnt defined by how she cooks or how often she has sex etc because a woman is so much more than that. She is free from gender roles and stereotypes. But let a man break the gender role of provider and ATM machine and he is no longer a real man…

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Black star October 14, 2019 at 4:55 pm

Generally they get the money because of the woman has stood by her mans side and helped him build
When this dude came Mary was Mary and when he did come in he was her manager so he got paid for his services and as a husband he failed the marriage because he was a cheater and a lier

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Andrea Johnson October 15, 2019 at 10:17 am

Please, real men don’t let women take care of them, REAL MEN. I guess you aint

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Mathew October 12, 2019 at 2:45 am

Mary J Blige is my all-time favorite artist. Her teaming with Bono (U2) is my best performance of her. I pray she will be okay

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Randy White October 12, 2019 at 3:44 pm

Stay strong, Mary Jean.. God is your side, always remember that

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Greg October 12, 2019 at 11:39 am

It’s sad when u put in the work in a marriage and not appreciated not in the least!! But god lets u know when it’s time to move the hell along. Sorry MJB that this the reality of a grown man.

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Nikia Madison October 13, 2019 at 9:32 pm

I am not saying she should have that dog “put down”..but if she did…. I WOULD TOTALLY UNDERSTAND!!

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Michael Sewell October 12, 2019 at 1:44 pm

So if the shoe was on the other foot, which most times it is, there wouldn’t be a problem with him paying her would it. Yet, y’all wanna talk about equality lol

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Jessica Poe October 16, 2019 at 8:38 am

If it was the other way around..the man would be paying..cuz he the one cheated..duh…if u cheat alimony should noid n void…he wanted to continue living his best life..he shouldve kept his wife happy..r cheat with someone who got money n gone take care of him..like his wife.

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Kevin October 12, 2019 at 2:20 pm

Yeah when the shoe is on the other foot women have no comment but,to say oh girl you deserve the money you’re getting..Now that a man is getting the spousal support it’s a problem..(SMH)…EQUALITY AT IT’S BEST!!!!!!!!!

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Jessica Poe October 16, 2019 at 8:38 am

If it was the other way around..the man would be paying..cuz he the one cheated..duh…if u cheat alimony should noid n void…he wanted to continue living his best life..he shouldve kept his wife happy..r cheat with someone who got money n gone take care of him..like his wife.

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Vanessa October 12, 2019 at 7:35 pm

It depend on reason for divorce. If he cheated hell no and visa versa. She or he should not have to pay for children from previous relationships

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dwayne belton October 16, 2019 at 11:40 am

best comment yet

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Trina October 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

People talking about fair tell me why it is fair he was the one cheating have he not been cheating they could be with each and no one have to be paying no one yall looking past the true fact of why they not together

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Alnisa October 13, 2019 at 9:45 am

I don’t know how he still got spousal support with all his infidelities, but Mary… you will be okay. He was definitely a gold digging man to be taking other women on vacation with your money, then wanted you to keep him with a personal chef among a slew of other things. So sorry 😐

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Mojo Libido October 14, 2019 at 5:27 pm

It’s called NO FAULT divorce for a reason. It doesn’t matter what the husband or the wife does during the marriage, that clause is blanket for destructive behavior and a way out. However, lawyers do band together to make cases for infidelity and some judges will award the cheated on spouse because of it, but not many. The only time I know most judges to award a spouse who’s been the victim in a marriage is domestic (physical) abuse. There is a video on YouTube of lawyers in a county in Georgia being trained to use that against the husband, even if it there was no actual abuse. All they need is the wife to file charges or seek a restraining order. The marriage system is a joke.

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Lawrence Malbon October 13, 2019 at 3:09 pm

I feel it’s wrong that he’s doing this but I’m glad that women get to see how wrong and out dated marriage laws are. Alimony was for homemakers. Not for people who could support themselves just fine, got married and decided to take stuff that wasn’t theirs. I’m glad y’all finally acknowledging how wrong this is.

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Kat October 13, 2019 at 5:55 pm

It says Temporary support!

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Renee October 13, 2019 at 11:47 pm

It’s temporary support but doesn’t say how long.

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NURREDIN October 16, 2019 at 2:33 pm

This is why you INCORPORATE with a PERSONAL SERVICE CORPORATION. That’s $360K she has to pay him EVERY YEAR until he remarries! With a personal service corporation,All the income goes to the corporation,and you pay yourself a small amount every week. Corporations don’t get married,they don’t have children. You need to make yourself JUDGEMENT PROOF. If she had incorporated,and paid herself $50.00 per week,all he would have gotten is $25.00 per week. There’s a reason Steve Jobs only paid himself $1.00 per year to run Apple. If you sued him,you didn’t get DIDDLY.

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#1MJFAN October 17, 2019 at 8:30 am

So he cheated on her and she has to pay. GTFOH

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