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As you surely know, Mary J. Blige is in the middle of a pretty messy divorce with estranged husband (and former manager) Martin "Kendu" Isaacs. Mere days after reports accused the music manager of spending $420K of Miz Blige’s hard earned money on his new girlfriend, it was revealed that Isaacs allegedly cheated on the 46-year-old with her much younger protégée.
According to Page Six, Kendu got all kinds of cozy with Starshell, an up-and-coming artist signed to the music legend’s record label. Eek!
A source told the publication:
"Everyone knew. Mary was the last to know, but it’s like, how do you not know?"
So sad. Another insider confirmed the infidelity news, as they added:
"It was more like one of those things where you end up believing what you want to believe. But Mary had her suspicions."
Oof. To make matters worse, the Family Affair singer was dedicated to making Starshell, well, a star. Reportedly, the A-lister would bring the budding songstress to red carpets, events, and TV appearances in order to build the up-and-comer’s profile.
Nonetheless, Starshell was regularly spotted spending alone time with Kendu. Awkward.
The first tipster criticized:
"It’s really fucked up and low to have it done to her that way. Had it not been for Mary signing her, investing time and money . . . Because no one cared about her music."
Although Kendu’s alleged infidelity wasn’t the only problem in their marriage as sources close to the couple claim Blige’s ex was verbally abusive towards her. Apparently, Isaacs would say the "most negative shit" before any of Mary’s performances. However, Kendu’s lawyer has since denied these allegations as he defended:
"Allegations that have been made about Kendu are false, unfair, mean-spirited and sad. The court can deal with it if it’s relevant. He’s a very pleasant guy. He’s not abusive. He’s not the one going to the press. His goal is to reach an amicable resolution with her and [have] this commentary cease and desist. It doesn’t help any of them. It’s misleading. He cares about Mary. He wants her to do well."
Regardless, it’ll be inneresting to see if Starshell comes forward to refute these cheating claims…