Mary J. Blige and Kendu Isaacs’ marital fallout has been making headlines for the past few months. From his outrageous divorce demands and infidelity, to Mary outing her husband’s mistress (whom many believe to be her former protege,’ Starshell, although Starshell denies that) as “Becky with the good hair,” its’s obvious there’s lots of tension between these two. But, like most estranged couples, a number of things occurred that ultimately led to the split and this is a piece of the puzzle she didn’t reveal until now.
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During a recent podcast interview, Mary J. Blige revealed the exact moment she knew their marriage was over and it was time to tell Kendu to kick rocks.
Talking About the Pain:
Last week, Mary sat down with Essence’s magazine’s Yes, Girl podcast and she opened up about the crazy divorce battle she’s fighting with her husband of 12 years. Although the situation is stressful, Mary refuses to let it tear her down.
“I’m not going to let my circumstances take my smile off my face,” she revealed. “I’m living. I’m getting through it, you know it is what it is and we have not come to the end of it yet, so it’s still a lot but I’m not going to let it wipe my smile off, you know, I’m going to keep praying. I’m going to keep asking for strength to get through it. I’m alright. I’m not doing too bad.”
Kendu Isaac and Mary J. Blige (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for 2015 Tribeca Film Festival)
On When She Knew It Was A Wrap w/Kendu: Feared For Their Lives
While it’s no secret every marriage has its challenges, Mary has admitted there was one moment when she realized it was over and there was no turning back. Apparently, the marriage had become “unhealthy” to the point where she felt someone could seriously get hurt:
“When it’s unhealthy, it’s unhealthy and when you’re dying and when it gets to the point where you’re going to die, or someone is going to die, it’s time to go.”
Not sure if Mary was implying that their marriage had become volatile, or if she was saying that the extreme stress was gonna cause internal health issues that could lead to death- such as a heart attack, etc. Anywho, it’s good they said ‘Peace out’ to each other before things got that far out of hand.
Mary’s Message To Her Fans:
Although most celebrities request privacy during difficult times in their personal lives, Mary admitted that she appreciates her fans as they give her strength to keep pushing forward:
“Y’all don’t even know how much I need you,” she said. “Seriously, I really need you. More than you even think, so thankful, that makes me feel good. I’m going to pour my guts so we can heal.”
Check out the rest of Mary’s interview below: