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Mary J. Blige Quietly Settles Divorce with Ex Kendu Isaacs Before Her Big Night at the Oscars


Mary J. Blige attended the 90th Academy Awards ceremony with a lot less weight on her shoulders.

The singer, 47, and her ex Kendu Isaacs settled their divorce on Friday just a couple of days before Blige attended the Oscars, according to The Blast.

The outlet reported the two were scheduled to appear in court on Monday following the biggest night in Hollywood, but they were able to settle it without a court appearance. Details of the settlement have not been made public.

Blige was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in the film Mudbound, as well as for Best Original Song for “Mighty River.”

A representative for the singer did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

In June, Blige was ordered to pay her estranged husband $30,000 per month in temporary spousal support. When she filed for divorce — citing irreconcilable differences — the singer had asked to terminate the court’s ability to award spousal support to Isaacs.

According to court documents obtained by PEOPLE in May, Blige claimed Isaacs spent more than $420,000 during their marriage on “travel charges” that involved a woman he was having an affair with, not her.

Blige also claimed that Isaacs drives a Mercedes that she pre-paid the lease on and that he refused to turn over possession of her “Grammy and other achievement awards.”


The singer went on to say that she has long been the only bread-winner in the family and she is burdened with all of the debts, which she claimed total more than $10,000,000.

While the couple have no children together, Blige, 45, has been a stepmother to Isaacs’ children – Briana, Jordan and Nas – from a former relationship since they wed in 2003.

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In January, Isaacs claimed in court documents obtained by The Blast, that he had “experienced physical manifestations of stress and emotional distress from this matter, which has caused him to become hospitalized.”

The Blast also reported that in the documents Isaacs claims he is “unemployable” and cannot pay his rent without the monetary support he receives from Blige.

(This story has not been edited by N24 staff and is People.com auto-generated from a RSS feed.)

Published Date: Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 | 12:45 AM

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