Divorce Documents Reveal Mary J. Blige Owes IRS $6.5 Million

Mary J. Blige is still battling her soon-to-be ex-husband Martin “Kendu” Isaacs in court for the final settlement for their divorce. At the beginning of August, she filed an Income and Expense declaration that gave Blige a temporary order to pay her estranged husband a whopping $430,000 a month.

The income and expense documents were filed on August 8th in a Los Angeles courthouse. These court documents unexpectedly revealed that Blige owes the IRS almost 6.5 million in unpaid back taxes from the years 2008-2016, according to MSM News.


Originally, Kendu wanted $130,000 a month. Concurrently, Blige admitted that she only earns $326,930 each month.

Hello Beautiful reports that while Bilge listed her expenses in court, she claimed that she pays $14,000 a month for her Los Angeles rental and $2,340 for her two Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Blige still owns a mansion located in New Jersey, which has been on the housing market since 2015, with no potential buyers.

Blige decided to split with Kendu once the rumors broke that he was having an affair with her protégé. In a brand new trailer for an upcoming documentary about “Strength of a Woman,” Blige is completely candid about her feelings towards her ex and his adulteress.

Blige directed several comments to her husband of twelve years. She stated, “All these years have come to this, like you didn’t even pick me, you picked somebody else. That sh- t is humiliating. It hurt real bad. But they got beds, we gotta lay in it.”

In the recent court documents, Blige argued that her ex spent more than $420,000 throughout the course of their marriage on “travel charges” that included his adulteress. She also claims that Isaacs refuses to return the Mercedes she leased on behalf of him. He also refuses to return her “Grammy and other achievement awards.”

From the beginning of their very public divorce, Blige has remained sincere and open with the public about the destruction of her 12-year marriage. During a recent interview with Angie Martinez, Blige discussed the moment she realized her relationship with Isaacs was over. She claims that Isaacs got too accustomed with “disrespecting her,” which led her to investigate his change in behavior.

“I was getting things here and there, but I didn’t have the full truth,” she explained. “But when I got the full proof, I didn’t have to investigate it, it just showed up.”

If it is one thing we know, Mary truly embodies the Strength of a Woman. We are praying for your peace Mary!

 – Contributed by Amaya Starkey


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