Mary J. Blige’s Estranged Husband Claims ‘Emotional Distress’ From Divorce Caused Him to be Hospitalized

“[Isaacs] has experienced physical manifestations of stress and emotional distress from this matter, which has caused him to become hospitalized.”

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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 can’t rid herself of drama with her husband. The singer filed for divorce from Martin “Kendu” Issacs nearly two years ago and the split has continued to get ugly. Now, he claims it has affected his health.

Documents obtained by The Blast claim Issacs “has experienced physical manifestations of stress and emotional distress from this matter, which has caused him to become hospitalized.”

Other details surrounding the filing are scant. But what is clear is that Issacs isn’t satisfied with the current spousal support he’s getting from Blige.

The singer’s former manager claimed he’s become “unemployable,” and that paying rent has become “impossible.” Without Blige, Issacs claims, he would be “destitute.”

In June 2017, Blige was ordered to pay $30,000 a month in alimony to Issacs, a far cry from the $129,000 TMZ reported he requested in 2016.


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The requests for increases of up to $65,000 monthly have been shut down in court and Twitter users believe Issacs doesn’t deserve a dime.

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