Mary J. Blige Talks Sobriety, Marriage, and Motherhood on ‘Wendy Williams’

Mary J. Blige tackled some heavy issues during her sit-down with pal Wendy Williams. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul discussed her sobriety, rumors surrounding her marriage, and motherhood.

“I don’t need alcohol to get me out of a depression or get me out of a bad moment, but I have occasional drinks with my friends,” explained Mary, who was once addicted to drugs. “I traded the coke for the alcohol and that’s why I had to completely cut it out for five years.”

She also shot down reports that her marriage to manager Kendu Isaacs is in trouble. “My marriage is not on the rocks, but I would be a liar and my fans would hate me if I said to them, ‘Oh, we’re perfect and everything is great,'” she said. “We have situations just like everyone else. We’re not out in public trying to kill each other, but it’s real. We love each other.”

Wendy encouraged MJB to become a mother, but she’s in no rush. “When it’s time, when it happens, it’s in my future. I’m not planning it,” said Mary, who also performed her My Life II single “Mr. Wrong” and the Golden Globe-nominated “The Living Proof.”


“Mr. Wrong”

“The Living Proof”