Mary J Blige is a well-known American singer, songwriter and rap artist. Considered by many to be the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary has won a whopping nine Emmys over the course of her illustrious career. Although she was in the news in 2020 when singer Jaguar Wright accused Mary of jeopardizing her career and hiding her sexuality. But is Mary J Blige really gay? Let’s find out.
Is Mary J Blige gay?
One of the drawbacks of being a celebrity is that you are always out in the open and there is little to no privacy left. Moreover, there are always various rumors and claims about these celebrities. Likewise, many people are always interested in the personal life of the pop star Mary J Blige, and many of her fans speculated for years that the actress is gay (lesbian). These sparks became wildfire when singer Jaguar Wright accused Mary of hiding her sexuality and leading a double life. Shortly afterwards, Wright and many of her fans were proved right when Mary came out publicly as a lesbian in September 2020.
Talking about her love life, the singer appears to be single based on the information available. However, she was previously married to Kendu Isaacs for 15 years, from 2003 to 2018. In the past, Mary was also in a relationship with K-Ci Hailey from 1996 to 1997.
Mary J Blige started her career in 1992 when she released her debut album entitled ‘What’s the 411’. The songs, which were a mix of soul and hip-hop, received feedback from critics and the public. Two singles, “Real Love” and “You Remind Me,” became very popular and topped the Billboard 200 chart. Meanwhile, Mary released her second album, My Life, in 1995. The album talked about the struggles she went through in her personal life. The album not only topped the charts, but also sold millions of records. Mary also won a Grammy nomination in 1996 for ‘My Life.
In 1997, after signing with MCA, she released a new album called “Share My World”. Meanwhile, ‘Mary’, her fourth album, continued along the same path. After that, her songs gradually came closer to her soul. Moreover, her second album, ‘No More Drama’, matched the popularity of her earlier albums. It turned out to be Mary’s most personal work to date, with songs expressing the challenges and heartbreak of her life. ‘Love and Life’ and ‘The Breakthrough’, her next two albums, were released in 2003 and 2005 respectively.
Mary J Blige released her eighth album, ‘Growing Pains’, in 2008. The album earned her a hat-trick of charts on the ‘Billboard 200’ and ‘Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs’. ‘My Life II’, her second album, was released in 2009. Mary has also delved into acting in films. In 2001 she debuted with the song ‘Prison Song’. She previously starred in the comedy ‘The Jamie Foxx Show’. She also starred in such films as ‘Rock of Ages’ and ‘Mudbound’. For her portrayal in ‘Mudbound’, Mary received critical acclaim and several awards and nominations.
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