Mary J. Blige has reportedly settled the terms of her divorce.
The 47-year-old singer and actress was supposed to start a week-long court hearing with estranged husband Kendu Isaacs on Monday (05.03.18) in which the pair were hoping to come to an agreement surrounding their bitter divorce battle, but according to The Blast, the hearing was cancelled after the former couple settled outside of court.
The publication reports that Blige and Isaacs - who married in 2003, before Blige filed for divorce 13 years later in 2016 - came to an agreement on the terms of their divorce on Friday (02.03.18), although details on the terms have not yet been revealed.
During the course of their divorce battle, Isaacs had been in court demanding money in spousal support from his former partner, but Blige argued in response that she was working hard to earn money.
The 'Family Affair' hitmaker slammed Isaacs - who is her former manager - in September last year for being a ''con artist'', and claimed he only pretended to love her throughout their marriage.
She said: ''I'm doing OK. I'm living. I'm not happy about a lot of things. I thought someone loved me, right? Turns out, he was a con artist and he didn't, and now he's coming after me for all my money. When you come out of something like that, you realise you were never the one. There was someone else that was his queen. I got played. I got suckered. I have to keep smiling and keep my spirits up because this is designed to kill me.''
And the singer also revealed she used her ''own misery'' to inform her role in 'Mudbound', for which she was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress award at the Oscars on Sunday (04.03.18).
She added: ''I used a lot of my own heaviness from my own misery that I was living in that horrible marriage. I was just dying in it. I knew something was wrong. I just couldn't prove it. I just had all the heaviness of not feeling right, not feeling good. I gave it to Florence.''
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