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The R&B singer, who is in the midst of a bitter legal separation with Martin ‘Kendu’ Isaacs, filed an Income and Expense Declaration in a Los Angeles court on August 8, after she was given a temporary order to pay him $30,000 a month.

Blige, 46, filed for divorce from Isaacs in July last year, citing irreconcilable differences after nearly 13 years of marriage. Isaacs later demanded spousal support claiming the star left him with ‘no source of income.’

Documents obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com, reveal the star earns $326,930 a month – with royalties and earnings from her production company being her main source of cash.

But the paperwork also showed Blige is in hock to Uncle Sam as she owes ‘unpaid back taxes of approximately $6.5 million for the years 2008 through 2016.’

The singer made a note of her debt after reporting a change in income due to a ‘large reduction in my royalties’ over the past year.  

Expense records show she currently pays $14,000 a month for her Los Angeles rental and $2,340 for her two Mercedes-Benz. 

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Her monthly expenses also include mortgage interest, insurance, and real estate taxes for her three homes across New York and New Jersey. 

In 2015, Blige put her eight-bedroom, ten-bathroom, Saddle River, New Jersey mansion up for sale, but it remains on the market.

It was listed as ‘un-rentable’ along with her property in Cresskill which has been boarded up by the city and is in a state of ‘disrepair.’ 

Isaacs, on the other hand, who formerly served as Blige’s manager, had a gross monthly income of $43,977 based on commissions.

Following Blige’s divorce filing, he claimed his estranged wife’s decision to fire him has left him with ‘no source of income.’

In June, a judge ordered the 46-year-old to pay Isaacs temporary spousal support of $30,000 per month. He had originally sought $130,000.

He wanted the Grammy winning songstress to help him pay for expensive meals out, a housekeeper and to generally help him maintain his ‘lavish lifestyle.’ 

According to his court papers Isaacs specifically wanted Blige to cover the majority of the $116,250 he spends per month. He also wants her to cough up $5,000 a month to support his parents and $4,971 a month in support for his two children from a past relationship.

Blige had been fighting against his request, accusing him of blowing money on his ‘girlfriend’ and claiming it as business expenses. 

Earlier reports claim Isaacs had an affair with singer Starshell, who is Blige’s protege. 

In court documents, she accused him of taking $420,000 and using it for what he called ‘travel charges,’ over a two-year period insisting the money was not spent on business-related activities or on activities that involved her.

In a note to her ‘Gross Cash Flow Available for Support’ Blige’s accountant states: ‘However, based on the summary of travel expenses prepared by [Chief Financial Officers of ASCOT Travel Services], Martin Isaacs incurred $419,299 of travel expenses over the period of March 2014 through August 2016 which were deducted as business expenses.

‘Accordingly, we added these amounts back to taxable income since they are non recurring.’  

Previously TMZ had reported that Blige was ‘outraged’ over payment requests from her husband following their split, stating: ‘I am not responsible for supporting [Martin’s] parents and his children from another relationship which he lists as ongoing monthly expenses.’

Court papers also show the recording artist claimed the former couple’s estate is ‘underwater’ to the tune of $10 million and Isaacs contributes nothing to expenses and upkeep. 

We will definitely be keeping Mary in our prayers. We echo Love B. Scott’s sentiments on a new album for her, but we wonder will she have to pay Kendu alimony too. Two words of recommendation for you Mary, “File Bankruptcy!”

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Fashion & Tragedy…Kate Spade’s Husband Releases Statement After Her Suicide…

There is nothing good about suicide. The loss of life, even when self-inflicted should be mourned and at the very least make us all pause to think of the well being of others for a change. Kate Spade’s suicide earlier this week shocked millions worldwide. The fashionista and designer was loved and adored by many, but was clearly battling some demons of her own. That is exactly what her husband, Andy Spade, had to say in an official statement released after her demise.

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There is nothing good about suicide. The loss of life, even when self-inflicted should be mourned and at the very least make us all pause to think of the well being of others for a change. Kate Spade’s suicide earlier this week shocked millions worldwide. The fashionista and designer was loved and adored by many, but was clearly battling some demons of her own. That is exactly what her husband, Andy Spade, had to say in an official statement released after her demise.

via New York Times

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Kate Spade with her husband Andy, and daughter, Bea

Kate was the most beautiful woman in the world. She was the kindest person I’ve ever known and my best friend for 35 years. My daughter and I are devastated by her loss, and can’t even begin to fathom life without her. We are deeply heartbroken and miss her already.

Kate suffered from depression and anxiety for many years. She was actively seeking help and working closely with her doctors to treat her disease, one that takes far too many lives. We were in touch with her the night before and she sounded happy. There was no indication and no warning that she would do this. It was a complete shock. And it clearly wasn’t her. There were personal demons she was battling.

For the past 10 months we had been living separately, but within a few blocks of each other. Bea was living with both of us and we saw each other or spoke every day. We ate many meals together as a family and continued to vacation together as a family. Our daughter was our priority. We were not legally separated, and never even discussed divorce. We were best friends trying to work through our problems in the best way we knew how. We were together for 35 years. We loved each other very much and simply needed a break.

This is the truth. Anything else that is out there right now is false. She was actively seeking help for depression and anxiety over the last 5 years, seeing a doctor on a regular basis and taking medication for both depression and anxiety. There was no substance or alcohol abuse. There were no business problems. We loved creating our businesses together. We were co-parenting our beautiful daughter. I have yet to see any note left behind and am appalled that a private message to my daughter has been so heartlessly shared with the media.

My main concern is Bea and protecting her privacy as she deals with the unimaginable grief of losing her mother. Kate loved Bea so very much.

Our heart goes out to Kate Spade’s family in their time of grief. We would like to reiterate that there is help for anyone feeling suicidal. If you or anyone you know is feeling this way please notify someone immediately and contact the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Be blessed.

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JUICY! Tinashe’s Younger Brother Claps Back @ Ben Simmons for Allegedly Cheating w/ Kendall Jenner!

Tinashe may be trying to remain a class act when it comes to her break up with NBA player, Ben Simmons, but her younger brother, Kudzai, is NOT! He went to Twitter accusing Simmons of not just breaking up with Tinashe, but cheating on her as well with Kendall Jenner!

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Tinashe may be trying to remain a class act when it comes to her break up with NBA player, Ben Simmons, but her younger brother, Kudzai, is NOT! He went to Twitter accusing Simmons of not just breaking up with Tinashe, but cheating on her as well with Kendall Jenner!

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“Never met you before in my life. days after u break my sis heart u do this… people all lied on her talking fake news about my sis *doing kardashian s— * u cheat on her w a Jenner,” wrote Kudzai.

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This is all kinds of messy! We have to give it up for Kudzai. It cannot be easy watching your sister having her heart broken. By the way, did any of you know who Ben Simmons was before this? Right. Tinashe keep your head up and use this pain to drop another hot album. We know you got it in you girl!

 

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Hmmm…Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) to Meet w/ Trump Over Alice Marie Johnson!

It looks like Kim Kardashian has some political ambitions–or is using her husband’s newfound political allegiance to Donald Trump to her advantage.  Surprisingly we are not talking about a new makeup line or even another twisted episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Instead Kim is opting to speak with Donald in her ongoing crusade to free an imprisoned great-grandmother, Alice Marie Johnson.

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It looks like Kim Kardashian has some political ambitions–or is using her husband’s newfound political allegiance to Donald Trump to her advantage.  Surprisingly we are not talking about a new makeup line or even another twisted episode of Keeping Up With The KardashiansInstead Kim is opting to speak with Donald in her ongoing crusade to free an imprisoned great-grandmother, Alice Marie Johnson.

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Kim Kardashian and Alice Marie Johnson

Our sources tell us Kim and her attorney, Shawn Holley, have scheduled a meeting Wednesday with Trump to lobby for a pardon for Johnson … who’s currently serving a life sentence at the Aliceville Correctional Facility in Alabama.

As we reported … KKW and Shawn have been working with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner for months to free Alice, but now the Prez is getting involved directly.

We are not really sure what Kim’s motives are, or if she even has a motive. All we know is that the Kardashian name goes a long way in this country. If she can use her clout to better the life of an imprisoned woman then so be it and we tip our hat to her.

Alice is definitely appreciative. Check out the letter she sent her below:

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Good luck Kim!

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