Divorce has apparently taken a physical toll on Mary J. Blige’s ex Kendu Isaacs. He's claiming that the stress of the couple's contentious divorce has taken a toll on his health, reported People.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Isaacs, who has been in a heated battle for spousal support since 46-year-old Blige filed for divorce in July 2016, claims that he has “experienced physical manifestations of stress and emotional distress from this matter, which has caused him to become hospitalized.”
In the documents, Isaacs also claimed that he is “unemployable,” probably because of the physical toll of the stress. He says he cannot pay his rent without the monetary support he receives from Blige.
In June, a judge ordered Blige to pay her estranged husband $30,000 per month in temporary spousal support. However, when she filed for divorce, she asked the court to terminate the spousal support.
Blige claimed that Isaacs had spent more than $420,000 during their marriage on “travel charges” that involved a woman he was having an affair with, not her. She also claimed that Isaacs drives a Mercedes that she pre-paid the lease on. Additionally, he apparently refused to return her “Grammy and other achievement awards.”
The singer seems to have reason to not have sympathy for her ex. She says that she's long been the sole bread-winner of the family. She also said she has all of the couple's debts, reportedly totaling more than $10,000,000.
The couple had no children together during their 13-year marriage. However, Blige, 45, has been a stepmother to Kendu’s children—Briana, Jordan, and Nas—from a former relationship.
In September, the singer revealed her emotional state in the wake of the divorce. She said she's “doing OK” after their breakup, but it takes a lot of work to “keep her spirits up.”
She continued, “I’m living. I’m not happy about a lot of things. I thought someone loved me, right? Turns out, he was a con artist and he didn’t, and now he’s coming after me for all my money. When you come out of something like that, you realize you were never the one. There was someone else that was his queen. I got played. I got suckered. I have to keep smiling and keep my spirits up because this is designed to kill me,” she added.
The court case will come to trial in May.