(SL) – The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul’s estranged husband is demanding $130,000 in monthly spousal support so that he can continue to live the ‘lavish’ lifestyle he enjoyed before she filed for divorce.
Martin ‘Kendu’ Issacs, 49, specifically wants Blige to cover $129,319 out of the $161,434 he spends per month. Which includes… $1000 allowance for new clothes, $8,000 private chef, $3,200 personal trainer, he has also asked Blige to contribute to the $5,000 he pays his parents each month, the $71,000 in rent he owes to several properties.
Court papers also state..Issacs pays nearly $5,000 a month in support for two children from a past relationship, $2,500 on auto expenses and transportation, $5,708 in maintenance and repair on his properties and another $5,732 on groceries.
He has also asked for help in paying the $21,677 he gives in charitable donations and the $10,000 he spends on entertainment, gifts and vacations.
Issacs requested that Blige pay him an additional $100,000 for attorney fees and another $30,000 to his forensic accounting fees.
The filing states that Issacs made $46,204 a month when he was employed by his wife, and earned a total of $554,465 last year as her manager.
But Issacs, who claims to have $4.5million in assets, said he now needs spousal support because his financial situation has ‘changed significantly in the last 12 months’.
Blige gave Issacs $35,000 in August and $50,000 in September for spousal support, in addition to $25,000 for his legal counsel.
Reportedly, Issacs has already spent this money because he had to ‘secure new living accommodations’.
Issacs added that his bank and checking account is currently overdrawn, with a balance of -$13,104.
The unemployed former manager (who by the way could get a job) wants to return to a life that included traveling by private planes, dining at expensive restaurants and socializing with A-list celebrities, the filing states.
Blige and Issacs signed a prenuptial agreement two days before their December 2003 wedding day that includes a waiver of spousal support.
But Issacs is arguing that it should not be considered valid or enforceable because Blige had legal representation at the time of the signing and he didn’t
Blige, who on average now makes $371,749 a month, will release a new album later in October and has a supporting role in a feature film due to premiere in 2017. She has yet to respond to his demands. Get A Job Kendu!