Mary J. Blige has a pretty simple reason for never having children.
Blige, 51, spoke to E! Daily Pop when she broke her silence on the reasons for never starting a family.
During her marriage to Kendu Isaacs, Blige acted as a stepmother to his three children. The couple married in 2003 and stayed together until 2016, when Blige filed for divorce. The couple’s divorce was finalized in 2018.
Blige said her divorce was a major theme of her latest album Good Morning Gorgeous, her 15th studio effort. she was quoted by ET as they say about the album: “I couldn’t give up on myself. I had to say something really powerful that I didn’t even believe in to say to myself in the morning because who looks good in the morning?”
Finding babysitters is one of the main reasons Mary J. Blige says she remains childless
Mary J Blige said E! Daily Pop: “I have forever nieces and nephews and I always see people looking for babysitters. I don’t want to go through that.” She added, “I like my freedom. I like being able to get up and walk and move and do what I want to do. I don’t want to have to take care of someone all the time.”
Blige said her future plans don’t include motherhood, saying, “Right now, that’s where I’m at — I don’t think it’s going to happen.”
Although Blige has no children of her own, she has always been committed to helping others. 2009 Blige said CNN, “I always felt like I wanted to help women, period. As a child me [saw] Women really, really suffer in horrible, horrible situations, and I swore to myself as a kid that I wanted to do something – anything – that could help them have better self-esteem so they wouldn’t have to be exposed to men who wanted to kill them .”
Mary J. Blige has made no secret of how tough her divorce was
While promoting her appearance at the 2022 Super Bowl halftime show, Blige said Yahoo that the alimony payments forced her to pay her ex-husband $30,000 a month to help him maintain his lifestyle.
Mary J Blige said yes I had to pay alimony. I was one of those girls,” she said. “It’s me, it’s Britney [Spears]it is hall [Berry]Maria [J. Blige] allegedly. I was very, very angry about that. But it was because we had an existing prenup and postnup. I wanted to retire; I’m leaving, to be honest.” Blige called her ex-husband a “cheater” who was only interested in her money 2017 interview with Variety.
Mary J. Blige’s former stepdaughter has been candid about her feelings towards her father
Isaacs’ daughter Briana posted a hate speech against her father amid his divorce from Blige. The now-deleted post was saved by The Shade Room. In it, Briana called her father a “F*****gn***a” and a “dirty bag.”
Briana went on to accuse her father of putting money and other women above his own children. She added that her dad just wanted his daughter to be there for “performers.”
In the meantime, appointment reported that Blige is collaborating with the Lifetime network to produce a film titled Real Love. A coming-of-age film loosely based on Blige’s 1992 hit.
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