Mary J. Blige Files for Divorce After 12 Years Of Marriage

American singer cum actress, Mary J. Bligehas filed for divorce
from her manager husband, Kendu Isaacs,
after 12 years of marriage, Us Weekly can confirm.

Mary J. Blige’s rep released a statement about the
divorce to Us Weekly on Thursday, July 28. “Ms. Blige is saddened to say
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,” the statement read. “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.”

The R&B singer, 45, filed court documents on Tuesday,
July 26. According to TMZ, she cited irreconcilable differences and listed the date
of separation as “to be determined.”

She requested that Isaacs not receive spousal support.

Blige and Isaacs tied
the knot in December 2003 and have no children together. Isaacs is dad to three
children from a previous relationship.