Mary J. Blige’s estranged husband is demanding $110,000 in monthly spousal support in the latest legal barrage in the former couple’s bitter divorce battle.
Martin ‘Kendu’ Isaacs, 49, believes the R&B singer should cough up so he can continue to live the ‘lavish’ lifestyle he enjoyed before she filed divorce papers.
He wants the Grammy winning songstress to help him pay for expensive meals out, a housekeeper and a $1,000 allowance for new clothes.
Blige, 46, filed for divorce from Isaacs in July last year, citing irreconcilable differences after nearly 13 years of marriage.
In October Isaacs made a similar request for $130,000 in monthly spousal support.
But in the latest paperwork, filed to the Los Angeles Superior Court last week and seen exclusively by DailyMail.com, Isaacs seems to have dropped $20,000 of expenses, cutting requests for help paying $8,000 for a private chef and $3,200 for a personal trainer, as well as other reductions.
The paperwork stated Blige fired her husband, who was her personal manager throughout their marriage, and left him with ‘no source of income’.
And according to the latest documents Isaacs is now seeking court intervention after he says he met with Blige in late February in an attempt to try to settle the case amicably, but nothing was resolved.
In total he’s asking for $110,000 a month in spousal support, a $95,000 contribution to his attorney’s fees and a $52,000 contribution to his forensic accounting fees.
The filing states: ‘Mr. Isaacs was Ms Blige’s personal manager for more than one decade and throughout the entire marriage. Mr. Isaacs has negotiated practically every deal on behalf of Ms. Blige, and based upon Ms Blige’s income over the years, their relationship has been financially lucrative. During the marriage, Mr. Isaacs was compensated 10% of all gross income received by Ms Blige.’