July 18, 2018 / 10:20 PM

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Mary J. Blige Divorce Update: Karrine Steffans Responds to Kendu Mistress Rumors



Mary J. Blige has filed for divorce from husband and manager Martin Kendu Issacs. Rumored to be the cause of the split is video vixen, turned author Karrine Steffans, who recently responded to being Isaac's mistress.

It was back in June that the "No More Drama" singer, Mary J. Blige, made the "very difficult emotional" decision to end her marriage to her husband of 12 years, Martin Isaacs, according to TMZ.

Many details surrounding the split were unclear at the time as Blige only disclosed "irreconcilable differences" on court documents and oddly listed the date of separation as "to be determined."

Now, additional speculated details surrounding the split has surfaced. As reported by BET, the cause of it all was a rumored affair between Isaacs and Steffans, author of Vindicated: Confessions of a Video Vixen, Ten Years Later.

According to the music site, Isaacs, more commonly known as Kendu, had been reportedly carrying on an affair with Steffans for "several years" and even contributed to some of her financial obligations.

Steffans, who is now the ex-wife of former Scandal star, Columbus Short, addressed the rumors explaining how her relationship with Isaacs was nothing more than friends.

"I have known Kendu for 10 years, through mutual business associates and friends," explained the 38-year-old to Bossip. "I consider him a friend, yes. Not a close friend, but a friend nonetheless."

How the accusations surfaced; by whom, and why, Steffans was unsure but she did speculate money was at the root of it all.

"I'm not a detective so, I don't know. But divorces are messy and anything and anyone is fair game, especially when there are millions of dollars at stake," answered Steffans.

Steffans maintained her non-involvement with any extramarital affair between she and Isaacs and labeled the entire story as "fabricated" and "made up."

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