Mary J. Blige doesn’t allow her husband to have female friends.
The ‘No More Drama’ hitmaker has been married to her manager Kendu Isaacs since 2003, and they have a pact where they agree not to have pals of the opposite sex as she doesn’t believe it can “work” in a marriage.
In an interview with Stella magazine, she revealed: “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.”
Mary is stepmother to Kendu’s children, Briana, 18, Jordan, 16, and Nas, 15, from a previous relationship and although she has never had a child of her own with Kendu she considers his “special kids” as her own children.
The 43-year-old singer said: “I was never sitting around think, ‘Oh God, I want a baby. No.’ And then these very special kids came along and it was like they were tailor made for me to be their stepmom.
“I’ve known the younger two since they were babies, so they really are my family.
“Being a single person and an artist, there’s a lot of selfishness that you don’t even know you have. Being a wife, it’s not all about me.”