Mary J Blige Explains Why She Won’t Let Husband Kendu Have Female Friends

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By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

R&B legend Mary J Blige is married to her manager Kendu Issacs, and the singer recently explained how she’s managed to keep her marriage strong. And according to Mary, things are solid because she doesn’t allow Kendu to have female friends.

To keep it fair, Mary also made sure she didn’t have male friends.

Mary tells Stella Magazine:

“All females for me, all guys for him. There’s none of that, ‘Oh, that’s my female friend. Oh, that’s my guy friend.’ No, not in a marriage, I’ve never seen that work.”


So you think Mary may be on to something?


  1. I don’t know. Maybe she’s right but I notice a lot of married couples end up falling out with friends anyway eventually. Your spouse becomes your best friend by default.

  2. I guess if it works for them. I’m more interested in how they handle their finances because Mary was damn near broke not too long ago.

  3. Rock and a hard place… You look insecure when you’re so all or nothing with these kinds of rules. But then, how many of us have seen that one sneaky girlfriend that likes to flirt or get real touchy feely with the hubby? Next thing you know, they’re smashing?

  4. Well to be real your significant other is supposed to feel that void of a friend. If you still need to confide in someone else about your relationship, it’s a problem.

  5. I’m married and I have to agree. Now I didn’t sit down and tell my hubby he can’t have female friends, but it’s kind of like just an unspoken understanding. I’m sure he would be against it too if I had a close male friend. But we’ve also been married for 12 years so we’re each other’s best friends anyway.

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