Mary J. Blige Releases Statement on Divorce: 'Sometimes Things Don't Work How We Hoped’

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Mary J. Blige confirms news that she is filing for divorce from husband Kendu Isaacs. "There is a divine plan and a reason for everything," she said.

After news broke earlier today that the singer Mary J.Blige has filed for divorce from her husband of 12 years and longtime manager Kendu Isaacs, fans expressed shock over the sudden news.

The Queen of Hip Hop Soul has responded to the news by issuing the following statement through her rep:

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“Ms. Blige is saddened to say [that] it is true that she has filed for divorce, saying sometimes things don't work how we hoped they would... but, there is a divine plan and a reason for everything. Mary will continue writing and working on her album, which is due out later this year along with her world tour. She thanks and appreciates her fans for their support and love through this very difficult emotional time.”

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Blige has claimed irreconcilable differences and plans to move forward with a legal split from her husband of 12 years. Blige has also reportedly asked a judge to block Isaacs from requesting or obtaining spousal support after the divorce, reports TMZ.

Blige and Isaacs were married on December 7, 2003 in a private ceremony. The couple do not have any children together.

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