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Mary J. Blige Settles Divorce Out Of Court

Mary J, Blige has come to an out of court settlement  agreement with her estranged ex husband  and former manager, Kendu Issacs.  

 

Blige and her ex  were slated to appear in court on Monday (March. 5), the day after she performed  "Mighty River" from Mudbound on The Oscars  (and was nominated for two awards). The two reportedly skipped their appearance after coming to an agreement on the settlement. Details of the settlement have not been disclosed.

n 2016, Blige filed for divorce from her husband of 13 years, citing irreconcilable differences. Their contentious divorce initially resulted in the singer having to pay her estranged husband $30,000 in temporary spousal support last June.

 

When the singer was tapped to play Florence Jackson in Dee Rees’ film adaption of the novel Mudbound,  her personal life was falling apart.

“I used a lot of my own heaviness from my own misery that I was living in that horrible marriage,” Blige told Variety. “I was just dying in it. I knew something was wrong. I just couldn’t prove it. I just had all the heaviness of not feeling right, not feeling good. I gave it to Florence.”

 

Mary J. Blige and husband/ record producer Kendu Isaacs attended  the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival after-party for 'Mary J. Blige  previous to the rift in their marriage.  The (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for 2015 Tribeca Film Festival)