ABC/ Ida Mae AstuteMary J. Blige‘s estranged husband Kendu Isaacs reportedly was the source of the drama that ended their marriage: a new report claims Isaacs had an affair with Blige’s twenty-eight-year-old protégée.
According to Page Six, Isaacs cheated on Blige with Starshell, an up-and-coming artist signed to Mary’s Matriarch Entertainment record label.
“Everyone knew. Mary was the last to know, but it’s like, how do you not know?” a source told the publication.
“It’s really f***** up and low to have it done to her that way. Had it not been for Mary signing her, investing time and money…no one cared about her music.”
In court documents obtained by TMZ, Blige claims that Isaacs spent over $420,000 on his “girlfriend,” although Starshell was not specifically named.
“You’d see them out in the studio together, having dinner without Mary. And then Mary would be at events with her, and it was awkward because it was obvious they were sleeping together,” claimed the insider.
As previously reported, Isaacs’ lawyer has refuted Blige’s claims, saying in part, “Allegations that have been made about Kendu are false, unfair, mean-spirited and sad…He cares about Mary. He wants her to do well.”
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