Mary J Blige: God and Prayer 'Getting Me Through Divorce' From Husband of 12 Years

Mary J. Blige and her husband Kendu Isaacs arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California, February 28, 2016.
Mary J. Blige and her husband Kendu Isaacs arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California, February 28, 2016. | (Photo: Reuters/Danny Moloshok)

Mary J. Blige says she's overcoming a public divorce from her estranged husband Kendu Isaacs of 12 years with the help of God and prayer.

The 45-year-old R&B singer appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Nov 16 where she explained how she was able to make it through this trying time in her life.

"What is getting me through is God, prayer, my family, people who love me, my fans," Blige said. "Me being healthy and loving myself the way I do and taking care of myself. ... It's put me in a place where I can see things clearer."

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During her transparent interview, Blige opened up about what went wrong in the marriage to her manager husband. One of their biggest issues was respect.

"The breaking point was when I kept asking over and over and over again for respect and to be respected. And it just seemed like I was beating a dead horse and it seemed like I was talking to a wall," Blige said. "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.'"

While Blige insists she's "hanging in there," she also admitted that the ordeal she's enduring is anything but easy.

"My heart is OK, I'm hanging in there," Blige told GMA. "I mean, no one wants to go through this and this is hard. I'm hanging in there."

For years, the born-again Christian singer has leaned on God to help her overcome the issues in her life. In a 2014 interview with Billboard, the singer revealed that when she battled with drug addiction, alcoholism and low self esteem she turned to her faith.

"I was ready to just check out. It was a moment — I can't get into it — but I saw my life going and I was grabbing for it," she said. "That's when I realized that I don't want to die. And I switched, and I started praying and crying, and my life shifted right there."

In a 2013 interview with Los Angeles Confidential, Blige revealed that the power of God helped her battle issues with addiction more than rehab could.

"I don't know why. But I didn't want to go to rehab," Blige said. "I believe that anything man himself can do for me, God can do for me in a greater way. I decided to pray and to seek God on my own. I just stayed in the Word. And it worked."

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