It’s hard for me to keep up with Mr. Kendu Isaacs and his demands of his estranged wife Mary J. Blige. One minute, he won’t return the car, or the Grammys. He wants this much money and that much money, the last number was six figures, $130,000 to be specific.
Now, according to The Daily Mail, Isaacs has reduced the number to $110,000 a month in spousal support. But now, the 49-year-old is adding separate expenses. Isaacs is now requesting that Mary finance his expensive meals, pay for his housekeeper, a personal trainer and a $1,000 allowance for clothes.
The paperwork states that once Blige fired him as her manager he was left with no income.
The filing states that Isaacs made $46,205 a month when he was employed by Blige, most of which were payed in $415,000 in commissions.
In addition to the lifestyle he wants to maintain, Isaacs wants an additional $5,000 a month to help support his parents and $4,971 a month to support two children from a past relationship.
As exorbitant as some of these numbers seem, they have been reduced since Kendu first submitted his demands in October.
Interestingly enough, Mary has already been quite generous to Isaacs. In August, she gave him $35,000. $50,000 in September, $25,000 in October. In 2017 alone, she’s given him $60,000 in spousal support and another $55,000 for legal counsel.
Documents filed in October, said that Isaacs had already spent the money from August and September securing new living accommodations. Isaacs said the rest of the money has been spent on legal fees. Isaacs is also arguing that the prenuptial agreement he signed two days before marrying Blige is not valid. The agreement he signed waives all spousal support but Kendu says it isn’t valid because he didn’t have legal counsel on hand when he signed it and Blige did, saying he didn’t “understand the consequences of what I was about to sign.”
A hearing to discuss the prenuptial agreement is scheduled for July 11, 2017.
Isaacs says he has had problems getting another job in the cut throat entertainment industry but he also blames Blige for vilifying him in the media with all of the “divorce songs” and her portrayal of him in interviews. Meanwhile, Isaacs says he has not bashed Mary in the media out of respect for their personal privacy.
Such a character, this dude.
Veronica Wells is the culture editor at MadameNoire.com. She is also the author of “Bettah Days.” You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter @VDubShrug.