Karrine Steffans is speaking out, addressing reports that she had an inappropriate relationship with Kendu Isaacs, Mary J. Blige’s estranged husband. This week, a report surfaced claiming that Karrine was the reason that Mary and Kendu had split. However, Karrine says this simply isn’t true. She exclusively tells theJasmineBRAND.com:
It’s hurtful to my family and me, as I’m sure it is hurtful to everyone involved, to wake up on a perfectly blessed day only to find lies written and spread around the internet. I just don’t understand why I am constantly being targeted and forcibly lodged into rumors about situations that have nothing to do with me. So much of what blogs have written about me in the past decade has been complete lies. If it’s something I make public, okay, fine, have a field day. If it’s speculation, ask me and I’ll tell you. I have built trustful relationships with several blog sites that know they can always call or write and ask me anything. But, here is the thing: those who can’t talk to you, talk about you. If you haven’t heard it from me, take it with a grain of salt. In the meantime, I would appreciate being left out of other people’s drama.
The New York Times bestselling author also posted a message on Instagram. Check it out below:
Here I am, at Trader Joe’s, buying organic fruits and vegetables for my family, when I get a slew of interview requests because of yet another false accusation. The truth is that most of what urban blogs post about me is 100% made up. These false reports add to the disparaging views people have of me and usually, I’m content to let people think what they want. Today, however, is not one of those days. I live a simple life. I’m not out and about. I’m never at the party. There are no photos of videos circulating of me doing much of anything and that’s because I don’t do much. I stay home, I take care of my family, and I run my businesses quietly. My life is drama free. I am happy, healthy, and whole. But, I guess that’s what irritates people the most. I don’t know why I’m a target. I don’t know why people pick on me. I’m not sure why people aren’t content to just leave me alone. I try my best to be a positive force, to share my experiences in an attempt to help those going through much of what I have experienced. I’ve built a brand that is dedicated to help and education. I volunteer my time. I lecture at universities around the country, sometimes for free. I give and I give and when I’m tired, I give some more. What have I done that’s so bad that I have to be continuously demeaned and undermined? I pay my taxes. I don’t do drugs. I’m not out here getting arrested or fighting with anyone. Even in my pain, I do my very best to be a light. These blogs don’t cover any of that though. Of course not. They’d rather make you think I’m a horrible person. They’d rather try to break me and hurt my family. And this is why I stay to myself. No, I have never had an inappropriate relationship with Kendu Isaacs. No, he has never cheated on his wife with me. Yes, we are friends and have been for 10 years. Naturally, when his friends heard about his marital troubles, we all rallied around him to show support. Divorce is painful. I’ve been through three marriages and I understand the gut wrenching agony the end of a marriage causes. I sincerely wish Kendu and Ms. Blige peace and love, no matter the outcome, and I would appreciate not being dragged into the gossip. Thanks.
As previously reported, this summer it was announced that after 12 years of marriage, Blige and Isaacs were divorcing. Blige filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
It is has been reported that Blige has no interest in paying spousal support. No word on whether or not they have a prenup.