Mary J. Blige Reveals Ex Kendu Was Misappropriating Her Money
More unfortunate drama brewing in Mary J. Blige’s divorce with her ex and former manager Martin ‘Kendu’ Isaacs. This week, it was reported that Kendu wanted spousal support. However, Blige not only asks the judge to deny this request, but alleges that her estranged husband had been irresponsibly spending their money. In court documents, she claims Isaacs had been misappropriating money for two years, spending $420,000 in travel charges for hotels and airfare that were not related to her business and did not include her. In court docs, she writes:
I just recently learned this information.
She alleges that she had been struggling with debt recently and made no money from the European leg of her recent tour.
[Isaacs] 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.
Blige says that she has been paying for a New Jersey home they share as well as a storage facility that holds personal property. She says that Isaacs is holding onto one of her Grammy Awards and three leased cars that were prepaid by her.
She also feels that she should no longer be responsible for supporting his parents and his children from a previous marriage, as her income was used for that during their marriage, rather than his.
As previously reported, Blige filed for divorce from Isaacs in July after 13 years of marriage. Isaacs has yet to comment publicly.