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 TMZ, a 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.
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.
Hopefully, both Mary and Kendu can move on with their lives.
Mary J. Blige Just Can’t Catch A Break In Court, Here’s The Latest Unfortunate Drama
Posted On : October 25, 2017
Mary J. Blige has been trying to get rid of her son-to-be-ex-husband, Kendu Isaacs, for nearly a year now and even though they’ve reached a temporary divorce settlement, he’s still giving her hell in court. As we recently reported, apparently, Kendu wasn’t happy with the $30,000 a month the “Not Gon’ Cry” singer was court ordered to pay. So he petitioned the judge for an increase of more than double the monthly amount he’s already receiving – $65,000 a month to be exact. Although his request has now reportedly been denied by the judge, unfortunately, that doesn’t let Mary off the hook. Still Payin’ Mailbox Money:
According to The Blast, Mary is still stuck paying Kendu $30,000 a month for a relatively disheartening reason. The judge refuses to exclude Mary’s royalties from her current income, which is reportedly why Kendu was granted so much in the first place. However, Mary is arguing that the $30,000 she’s currently paying Kendu, is a sum that includes royalties she’s paid for her past works, which consist of hit songs and albums she recorded long before they got married.
Although Mary has seen even more success since splitting from Kendu, with her latest records like “Set Me Free” and “Love Yourself,” songs like “Not Gon’ Cry” were already circulating years before they tied the knot. Since Mary had been in the music game for more than 10 years when she married Kendu, she believes royalty money is something he shouldn’t be entitled to, but to no avail. The judge has reportedly opted to put aside Mary’s concerns to be discussed at a later date. But until that time comes, she’ll be stuck paying some of her mailbox money to Kendu.
Digging For Gold?:
The latest unfavorable ruling for Mary, follows a string of reports about Kendu’s major divorce demands. By now, everyone probably knows Kendu’s uh…ambitious demands, which included $125,000 monthly payments, luxury vehicles, and even money for his children. With all that he’s demanded, along with his attempts to justify is actions, Mary’s fans are convinced Kendu’s now just digging to get the most out of her. Hopefully, Mary and Kendu each get what they are rightfully due from Mary’s earnings soon…no matter how large or small that sum may be for Kendu. He was Mary’s husband for 13+ years, so let’s face it, he definitely deserves something, but the keywords here are ‘rightfully due’…’nuff said.