R&B icon Mary J. Blige had to move on from her fractured marriage when her husband Kendu Isaacs allegedly stopped respecting her.
The No More Drama hitmaker filed legal papers to end her 12-year marriage in July (16), and the estranged couple has been fighting over his request for almost $130,000 (£104,000)-a-month in spousal support ever since.
“I’m hanging in there. No one wants to go through this, and this is hard.
The breaking point was when I kept asking over and over and over again for respect and to be respected. And it just seemed like I was beating a dead horse.
It seemed like I was talking to a wall. I just wasn’t getting it back so if I can’t get respect in the relationship, then I have to move on and save myself. That was the point where I was like, ‘I’m done. I just can’t do it anymore.
You have to handle your business. You have to take responsibility and stay on top of it because things like this will happen if you don’t. You need people that will help you, but they can’t do everything for you. You have to be in the mix of it.
It’s been so healthy for me because this is where I bring all my pain,” she said. “I bring it to the stage … and my fans are there. They come to the show with all of their issues or trials and tribulations and this is where we’re healing.
I have to stay strong and I have to be the strength for myself—I had to save myself and I am saving myself now”.