Mary J. Blige Ordered to Pay $30K to Estranged Husband Kendu Isaacs

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Mary J. Blige credited her estranged husband Kendu Issacs for helping her overcome years of drug and alcohol abuse. (Steve Granitz /WireImage/Getty Images)

Mary J. Blige may be celebrating the $30,000 she’s been ordered to cough up each month to her estranged husband Kendu Issacs since it’s a fraction of what Issacs originally requested.

Blige’s temporary spousal support payments, TMZ reported, will help Issacs keep up with the lifestyle he had grown accustomed to before his alleged cheating broke apart their marriage. It is a far cry from the $129,000 per month he wanted since he was fired as Blige’s manager, which he supported by saying he had no other income.

The “Strength of a Woman” record maker also will have to pay retroactive spousal support from September, which is also the month Issacs sought alimony. Blige is responsible for Issacs’ $235,000 in attorney’s fees, too, and she’ll have to help her soon-to-be-ex sort through the millions of dollars they owe in back taxes since a judge said the couple was living above their means during their 12-year marriage.

Blige filed for divorce in July citing irreconcilable differences and tried to block Issacs from receiving spousal support.

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