Mary J. Blige says God made her feel beautiful and she now attracts more compliments because she believes in herself.
Mary J. Blige says God made her feel beautiful.
The 41-year-old singer has grown to realise that people will only find her attractive when she felt happy with herself and insists she noticed a change in attitudes when she began to appreciate her looks.
She said: ''I was never really able to look at myself in the mirror until I began to hear God telling me I was beautiful. Suddenly, other people started telling me I was beautiful too...''
Mary - who is married to her former manager Kendu Isaacs - also revealed she loves designers who create clothes for ''curvy'' women who want to embrace their figures.
She told the new issue of Essence magazine: ''When Gucci is on, they are on! And what I love about Michael Kors is that he makes clothes for women with curves and for women who can't hide everything in a slinky dress but want to look great on the red carpet.''
Mary recently admitted she has been having problems in her eight-year marriage but laughed off speculation she and her spouse were planning to divorce.
She said: ''My marriage is not on the rocks. But I would be a liar and my fans would hate me if I said to them, oh we're perfect and everything is great.
''We have situations just like everyone else; it's real. But we love each other, that's it.''