WATCH: Mary J. Blige says She Could Have Gone the Way of Whitney Houston but She ‘Chose Life’


She’s just played a whistle-stop UK tour with fellow soul singer Maxwell.

And Mary J Blige, 45, found the time to stop by the Loose Women studio on Friday before jetting off to the US to continue her tour.

The Family Affair singer revealed how she has suffered similar demons to those of her late contemporaries Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse, only to turn things around.

Mary told the panel that she felt great, but added ‘I was there. I had a dark period but you have to choose life.

While admitting she couldn’t speak for them, she said: ‘I don’t know how strong or weak they were. When you actually see death you choose life.’

Amy tragically died aged just 27 in 2011, following years of addiction troubles, while Whitney drowned in a hotel bathtub in 2012 aged 48.

Mary is currently undergoing personal drama, divorcing husband and manager Kendu Isaacs, 49.
Mary told the panel how she thought she knew Kendu, but the reality is she didn’t.


Meanwhile, Janet Street Porter revealed she saw the star perform at Madison Square Garden, New York, 10 years ago.

Blige, who filed for divorce in July, recently asked the court to delay a spousal support hearing to February so she and her lawyer can be in attendance. The hearing has been scheduled for December.

Isaacs claims that if the hearing isn’t held in December, he will run out of money because Blige fired him from his role as personal manager, leaving him with ‘no source of income’.

Blige cited irreconcilable differences when filing for divorce after nearly 13 years of marriage.

Now Isaacs claims that by displaying images relating to the requests for spousal support at her concerts, Blige is making a ‘calculated attempt’ to destroy her husband’s reputation and capitalize on the divorce.

Isaacs’ lawyers have said that they have videos of Blige’s concerts to provide the court for viewing.

In recent court documents, Isaacs asked the court to not accept Blige’s request to move the support hearing to February.

‘If the Court were to grant such a long continuance, it would deprive Mr Isaacs of an interim financial contribution for several months, particularly during the holiday season,’ court documents read.

He said that though Blige has given him advances on spousal support since August, it is not enough to cover his monthly costs.

Since August, Blige has given Isaacs a total of $135,000. In court documents, Isaacs is requesting $129,319 per month to continue living the lavish live he lived when he was with Blige.

A previous filing states that Isaacs made $46,204 a month when he was employed by his wife, and earned a total of $554,465 last year as her manager.

Source: Daily Mail UK