Mary J. Blige is not letting divorce slow her down, she’s touring with Maxwell, released new music and this morning she performed on “Good Morning America,” after she chatted with Robin Roberts.
Mary touched on her rocky marriage with Robin Roberts “My heart is OK. I’m hanging in there. I mean, no one wants to go through this and this is hard. I’m hanging in there.”
Robin, diving right in, asked Mary when she knew she had to make a change in her life.
“I mean, 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. 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.”
Mary explained that God, prayer, her family, her friends, and even her fans are helping her make it through this divorce.
“Just me being healthy, me loving myself the way the way I do, taking care of myself and just getting that self awareness that has put me in a place where I can see things clearly. This is what’s getting me through.”
Robin also brought up the fact that Kendu is asking Mary for over $130k in spousal support and instead of turning it into a negative, Robin went on to ask Mary how Mary would advise women to protect themselves and their money in romantic relationships.
“My message to those women that are going through the same thing that I’m going through or a similar situation is that you cannot rely on people to handle your business. You have to handle your business. You have to take responsibility and stay on top of it because things like this will happen if you don’t. Surround yourself with good people and, of course, you need people that will help you, but they can’t do everything for you. You have to be in mix of it.”
Mary also spoke about how helpful the tour has been cathartic and healing for not only herself but her fans as well.
“It’s been so healthy for me because this is where I bring all my pain. I bring it to the stage … and my fans are there. They come to the show with all of their issues or trials and tribulations and this is where we’re healing.”
“I have to stay strong and I have to be the strength for myself. I had to save myself and I’m saving myself now.”
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— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 16, 2016