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Report: Judge rules Mary J. Blige must continue paying estranged husband


Mary J. Blige and Kendu Isaacs in 2014; Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Ferrari North America Mary J. Blige reportedly must continue temporary spousal support payments to Kendu Issacs, but her estranged husband won’t receive as much as he’s asked for.

While a judge ordered the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul to keep paying $30,000 a month to Issacs, his request to increase the payments to $65,000 a month was dismissed, according to The

As previously reported, Issacs asked for the increase because he is now unemployed, while Blige is profiting from new music she’s released about their breakup, which Isaacs calls “divorce songs” — “Love Yourself” and “Set Me Free” — from her Strength of a Woman album.

Isaacs claimed Blige can afford to pay him $65,000 a month because she supposedly has $275,000 per month available for support payments.  Blige’s legal team argued that amount is based on her royalties, and says Isaac isn’t entitled to it, according to The Blast.

The divorce proceedings are ongoing, and the judge says the financial issues will be discussed further during the trial.

Blige and Isaacs married in 2003, and she filed for divorce in 2016, citing “irreconcilable differences.” At that time, Isaacs requested $100,000 per month in support.

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