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Mary J. Blige's Ex-Husband Makes A Play For Her Massive Fortune

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Mary J. Blige's lawyers better be ready!

Just a few months after Mary announced her split from longtime husband Martin "Kendu" Isaacs, new divorce docs reveal her ex is vying for spousal support.

Related: Mary Talks Her Divorce!

According to TMZ, the development is especially concerning since the entertainer requested Martin not receive any cash back in June. Issacs' September 14 filing leads us to believe this disagreement will play out in a contentious court battle.

In addition to the spousal support request, the ex also wants Blige to pay his attorney fees.

Obviously, M.J.B. $45 million dollar fortune far outweighs Martin's net worth. Considering the two were married for twelve years, California law could award the ex-manager an unlimited duration of spousal support. This rule doesn't apply to marriages of ten years or less.

As for why the duo split in the first place,

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Mary J. Blige Speaks Out About Her Divorce!

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The singer speaks!

Mary J. Blige is opening up about her shocking split.

On Tuesday, the soulful singer filed for divorce from her husband Kendu Isaacs after 12 years of marriage. According to the court docs, the artist and her music manager split because of "irreconcilable differences."

And now, the 45-year-old is speaking out about their big breakup.

Photos: All These Celebs Broke Up In 2016!

A rep for the performer released a statement to People, saying:

"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."

Now that she's single again, the songstress is coping with her heartbreak by throwing herself into her work, because the rep added:

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Mary J. Blige Files For Divorce From Husband & Music Manager Kendu Isaacs After 12 Years Of Marriage

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Mary J. Blige and Kendu Isaacs

Sad!

Mary J. Blige has filed for divorce from her husband and music manager Kendu Isaacs after 12 years of marriage. Shucks!

According to TMZ, the 45-year-old petitioned to end her marriage this week citing "irreconcilable differences" and asking the judge to deny Isaacs spousal support. The date of separation was listed as "to be determined." Hmmm.

Related: Johnny Depp's Lawyers Set A Date For Amber Heard's Deposition

The former couple wed back in 2003 but do not share any children together. It is unclear if the Family Affair songstress will continue to work professionally with her longtime partner.

We'll keep you updated on the split as more details become available.

Hate to see this one bite the dust!!!

[Image via WENN.]

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Britney Spears, Selena Gomez, Meghan Trainor, & More Combine Forces For A Beautiful Tribute To The Orlando Victims — Listen HERE!

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This might be the most beautiful one yet!

It's been over three weeks now since the tragic shootings at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida and thankfully the push for change and awareness isn't going away any time soon!

Over the past couple of weeks, celebs like Elton John, Sofia Vergara, and more helped to pay tribute to the victims through videos or performances, and now Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, and a whole lot more are letting their voices be heard!

Related: Rachel Platten Releases Acoustic Track To Benefit Orlando Victims

In an emotional new song titled Hands, Spears, Stefani, Derulo, and Trainor join Pink, Jennifer Lopez, Ty Herndon, Adam Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Imagine Dragons, and Mary J. Blige in order to pay tribute to the victims of the terrible shooting.

But the great cause goes beyond a tribute and awareness as all of the proceeds for the song, which was released by Interscope Records, will benefit the Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, GLAAD, and the LGBT Community Center of Central Florida!

Ch-ch-check out the AH-Mazingly touching song (below) and make sure you help lend support by downloading the song HERE!

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The Academy Responds To #OscarsSoWhite With Diverse Class Of New Members Including Idris Elba, Oscar Isaac, Michael B. Jordan, & More!

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences is already starting to make good on its promise to double its number of women and diverse members!

On Wednesday, the Academy released a list of the 683 names of the organization's newest invitees, marking the biggest and most diverse class of new voters ever!

Related: 2016's Oscars Ratings Were The Lowest In Years!

Stars like Idris Elba, Oscar Isaac, Michael B. Jordan, and more have been invited to join the elite group, following the Oscars' #OscarsSoWhite controversy earlier this year.

For the 2016 ceremony, all 20 of the acting nominees were white, sparking outrage across the country.

But now, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs is following through on her plan to include more female faces and diverse members in the mix, by also inviting stars like America Ferrera, Eva Mendes, John Boyega, Regina King, Anthony Anderson, and more.

Plus, transgender filmmakers and sisters Lana and Lilly Wachowski were also asked to become members!

YAAAS! We're LOVING this list! Ch-ch-check out everyone who got invited this year (below)!

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Puff Daddy & The Bad Boy Family Perform Their Classics On TODAY — With Appearances By Lil' Kim, Busta Rhymes, Mase, & More! Watch!

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They really are Bad Boys for life!

Puff Daddy recently announced that he will retire from music after one last "victory lap" by going on a world tour and dropping a final album.

And as evidenced by his epic TODAY show concert, Diddy is bringing back the entire Bad Boy Family for his reunion tour!

On Friday, the rapper turned business mogul reunited with some old pals to perform some of their biggest hits — including Bad Boy For Life, I Need A Girl (Pt. 2), and the late Notorious B.I.G.'s Mo Money, Mo Problems!

Joining the Bad Boy leader on stage, Mase showed up to perform his classic Feel So Good, and Busta Rhymes busted out a high energy rap of Pass The Couvoisier — but that's not all!

Related: Diddy Officially Opens A New Charter School In Harlem!

R&B group 112 returned to jam out to their sexy song Peaches & Cream, and a lighter skinned Lil' Kim even showed up to stop the show performing All About The Benjamins!

Before their 25-date tour kicks off in August, the Bad Boy family will take the stage on Brooklyn's Barclays Center for back-to-back shows this Friday and Saturday — with special guests Jay Z, Mary J. Blige, Swizz Beatz, and DMX!

Wow! We don't know if we can handle that all-star lineup!

Ch-ch-check out the monumental performances (below) to get a taste of the Bad Boy reunion to come!

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