Mary J. Blige Shares Her Stance On Men Receiving Alimony

June 14, 2023 - Krista B.
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Mary J. Blige believes that men who receive alimony are “wack”, especially since she had to go through it with her ex-husband, Kendu Issacs. 

While on the Earn Your Leisure podcast, the singer spoke about her financial issues as well as her divorce from Issacs. “I will never allow someone to have that much power over my life or my finances, or my life ever again,” she said. 

She went on to talk about falling into financial hardships after being ordered to pay her ex $30,000 a month in spousal support.  

“I owed so much money, I never thought I’d ever get out of debt. I’m out of debt now.” Blige added, “Now I have the wisdom, now I look at my payroll… that’s not my money. My taxes are not my money. My taxes are not my money, so I’m like, ‘Pay my payroll, pay my taxes, pay my tithes.’ All of that money, I don’t even wanna see it because it doesn’t belong to me,” she said.

Blige went on to talk about men being paid alimony and said, “It’s so wack right, that men can come at you and get alimony. When I was getting a divorce, I was like, ‘you mean to tell me I gotta pay him?! And he cheated and he lied.” 

Mary J. Blige went on to say, “Get a prenup. Because I didn’t have one, and that’s why I ended up having to just give everything away.” 

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