We’ve been watching the news of Mary J. Blige’s divorce proceedings very carefully. While we had hopes that the two would be able to part amicably, we knew that was highly unlikely once we learned that Kendu was requesting spousal support.
Yesterday, TMZ revealed the exact amount he was requesting and it has us giving him the ultimate side eye.
Apparently, Kendu (real name Martin Isaacs) filed for temporary spousal support, requesting $129,319 per month.
He argues that since Mary was the breadwinner during their marriage, he’s become accustomed to a certain type of lifestyle that he wishes to maintain.
While Isaacs mentioned that Mary earned $1.5 to $5.1 million over the last two years, and is currently on tour, he has had zero income since Mary fired him as her manager and then filed for divorce.
According to TMZ, the couple does have a prenup in place. But Isaacs says it is not valid since he signed it without a lawyer present. He says that since Mary has already given him two checks for $85k, she also knows the document wouldn’t hold up in court.
I’ve never been too fond of the idea of spousal support, unless one person stayed home and raised the children, a job worthy of compensation. And even then, only temporarily. Because any mentally and physically able person should be able to support themselves. I’m sure that Kendu knew his marriage with Mary was on the rocks and that if they did split, there would be no way he would be able to stay on as her manager. And instead of stacking his coins and making plans to find other sources of income, he kicked his feet up and waited for the fallout, believing he would simply collect the money Mary earned. It’s not okay.