Mary J. Blige’s estranged husband is demanding $130,000 in monthly spousal support so that he can continue to live the ‘lavish’ lifestyle he enjoyed before she filed for divorce.
Martin ‘Kendu’ Issacs, 49, believes the R&B songstress should help him pay for his personal training sessions, private chef and a $1,000 allowance for new clothes.
Blige, 45, filed for divorce from Issacs in July, citing irreconcilable differences after nearly 13 years of marriage.
She also fired her husband as her personal manager throughout their marriage and left him with ‘no source of income’, Issacs argued in papers filed to the Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday.
Issacs also pays nearly $5,000 a month in support for two children from a past relationship, $2,500 on auto expenses and transportation, $5,708 in maintenance and repair on his properties and another $5,732 on groceries.
He has also asked for help in paying the $21,677 he gives in charitable donations and the $10,000 he spends on entertainment, gifts and vacations.
Issacs requested that Blige pay him an additional $100,000 for attorney fees and another $30,000 to his forensic accounting fees.
Blige and Issacs signed a prenuptial agreement two days before their December 2003 wedding day that includes a waiver of spousal support.
He then argues that the fact that Blige has already given him two payments in spousal support is evidence she ‘has her own reservations regarding the validity and enforcement’ of the prenup.