Now the 46-year-old, is living the life she missed out on while working so hard.
The pair broke up in the late 1990s but a lot of her early, emotional music was attributed to their rocky relationship (among other issues).
When Blige filed for divorce on July 26, 2016 after nearly 13 years of marriage, she initially asked to terminate the court's ability to award spousal support to Isaacs.
In September 2016, she claimed that she and Isaacs had signed a prenuptial agreement, which he claimed was invalid.
The conversation was followed by a three-song performance. While recording the song “Survivor,” Blige confessed to being stricken more by flu than by heartache. “But I needed to sing ‘I’m a survivor’ to get through that cold!
Most gut-wrenching of all was when Blige divulged Isaacs’ alleged verbal abuse toward the end of their 13-year marriage. You timed out, and s - - t like that.” Blige said that when Isaacs’ purported affair (strongly rumored to be with the singer’s protégé Starshell) came to light, he threatened to “sink” and “destroy” Blige’s career.