There was good and bad news for Mary J. Blige on Thursday. A judge ordered the 46-year-old to pay her ex-husband Kendu Isaacs temporary spousal support of $30k per month. However this was far less than the $130,000 he was originally seeking.
According to TMZ, the singer will also have to pay retroactive support dating back to September, as well as his attorney’s fees, which comes to $235k. The icon filed for divorce from Isaacs, who is also her former manager, last year after 12 years of marriage. Blige had been fighting against the spousal support, accusing him of blowing money on his ‘girlfriend’ and claiming it as business expenses.
An article in Page Six named this ‘girlfriend’ as singer Starshell, a former protege of Blige’s. It also claimed Isaac’s had been having an affair with the 28-year-old. whose real name is LaNeah Menzies.