Mary J. Blige has filed for divorce from her husband of 12 years, Martin “Kendu” Isaacs. In a statement released by Blige, she said:
“Ms. Blige is saddened to say [that] it is true that she has filed for divorce, saying sometimes things don’t work how we hoped they would… but, there is a divine plan and a reason for everything,” said her rep. “Mary will continue writing and working on her album, which is due out later this year along with her world tour. She thanks and appreciates her fans for their support and love through this very difficult emotional time.”
The exact reasons for the divorce are unknown, but in the court documents Blige cited “irreconcilable differences.” Blige has also requested that Isaacs be blocked from getting any spousal support.
While Mary has been open about the ups and downs of her marriage, but rumors have circulated for the last several years that Kendu was unfaithful with multiple women. The two have no children together, but Kendu has children from a previous relationship that Mary cared as her own.
Meanwhile, MJB is working on a new album with Kanye West, Hit-Boy and more.