AceShowbiz - %cMary J. Blige% is ending her marriage to husband Martin "Kendu" Isaacs. TMZ reported on Thursday, July 28 that the singer had filed for divorce from the man she married 12 years ago, citing "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split. Her representative confirmed the sad news later in the day.
"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," the rep said in a statement. "But there is a divine plan and a reason for everything."
The rep went on to assure Blige's fans that the divorce wouldn't delay her new music and tour. "Mary will continue writing and working on her album, which is due out later this year, along with her world tour," the rep added. "She thanks and appreciates her fans for their support and love through this very difficult emotional time."
According to TMZ, the date of separation in Blige's divorce papers is listed as "to be determined" for some unknown reasons. The songbird is asking the judge to prevent Isaacs, who's also serving as her manager, from receiving spousal support.
Blige and Isaacs tied the knot in December 2003. They have no children together, but Isaacs is a dad to three kids from a previous relationship.