Friday, June 9, 2017

Mary J. Blige Ordered to Pay $30,000 a Month in Temporary Spousal Support

Singer ordered to pay retroactive spousal support, estranged husband's lawyer fees

Mary J. Blige has been ordered to pay her estranged husband, Kendu Isaacs, $30,000 a month in temporary spousal support.

The couple decided to separate last year after 12 years of marriage.

According to TMZa judge ordered the “Not Gon’ Cry” singer to pay the funds to Isaacs after he requested a whopping $129,319 a month from the star.

Though the court found Isaacs to be entitled to money that would accommodate the standard of living he was used to, it decided his requested amount was unreasonable.

Blige was ordered to pay retroactive spousal support dating to September, along with Isaacs’ attorney fees. That’s a total of $235,000.

In April, Blige claimed in court that Isaacs spent more than $420,000 during their marriage on “travel charges” that involved his girlfriend, it was revealed that Isaacs allegedly cheated on the 46-year-old with her much younger protégée.

To make matters worse, the Family Affair singer was dedicated to making Starshell, well, a star. Reportedly, the A-lister would bring the budding songstress to red carpets, events, and TV appearances in order to build the up-and-comer's profile.Nonetheless, Starshell was regularly spotted spending alone time with Kendu. 


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

The singer said she had long been the only bread-winner in the family and that she is burdened with more than $10,000,000 in debt.

While the couple does not have any children together, Blige has been a stepmother to Kendu’s children – Briana, Jordan and Nas – from a former relationship since they wed in 2003.

“I am not responsible for supporting [Martin’s] parents and his children from another relationship which he lists as ongoing monthly expenses,” Blige stated in the court documents.

Whether Isaacs is satisfied with the designated amount in spousal report remains unclear, but one thing’s for sure—he’s living a heck of a lot better than most of us.

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