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Video: Mary J. Blige reveals details of her bitter and emotional divorce

“For the first time, Mary J. Blige is revealing the details of her bitter and emotional divorce.

The queen of hip-hop soul stopped by “Good Morning America” today and opened up about the split from husband-manager Martin “Kendu” Isaacs.

“My heart is OK, I’m hanging in there,” Blige said. “I mean, no one wants to go through this and this is hard. I’m hanging in there.”

Blige and Kendu broke it off after 12 years of marriage.

“The breaking point was when I kept asking over and over and over again for respect and to be respected,” Blige, 45, said. “And it just seemed like I was beating a dead horse and it seemed like I was talking to a wall. I just wasn’t getting it back so if I can’t get respect in the relationship, then I have to move on and save myself. That was the point where I was like, ‘I’m done. I just can’t do it anymore.'”

Kendu is asking for $129,000 a month of spousal support from the superstar singer. They have no children together.   – ABC News

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