It looks like there is some good and bad news for the Queen of R & B, Mary J. Blige regarding spousal support for her estranged husband Kendu Issacs, while their divorce plays out. The news is not what Blige wanted to hear, but we’re pretty sure Issacs is far more disappointed by the recent ruling of the judge.
The singer filed for divorce in July 2016 after 13 years of marriage, and although she contested their prenuptial agreement waived any spousal support, she’ll still have to shell out some cash.
A judge has ordered Mary to pay Kendu Isaacs $30,000 per month in temporary spousal support. For most of us that’s a pretty big number, no doubt, but the ruling is much less than what he requested. According to reports, Issacs originally requested $129,319 per month to maintain the lifestyle he had become accustomed to during their marriage.
Per the ruling, the court found Issacs was entitled to some support to accommodate the standard of living he was used to while married to Mary, but also decided the amount he originally requested was beyond unreasonable. Let’s be real, who honestly needs that much money to live a month??
Also included in the ruling, Mary will also have to pay retroactive spousal support dating back to September, along with his attorney fees. Once you had that figure up, it comes to $235k.
Although Issacs may have won this small battle, the war has yet to end. Per the court, both Blige and Issacs were living beyond their means during their marriage. So we guess this means some of that supposal support he’ll be getting will go towards paying back the millions of dollars they owe in taxes.