- Mary J Blige purchased a Cresskill, New Jersey mansion for $1.95 million in 2001 and has spent years trying to sell it.
- Blige offloaded her massive 13,856 square foot Chateau style estate in 2020 for $5.5 million.
- Mary J Blige’s current net worth as of 2021 is $20 million.
- Blige’s debut studio album, What’s the 411?, sold 3.4 million copies and went triple platinum after release.
- Blige was married to record producer, Kendu Isaacs, until 2016.
Mary Jane Blige is an American singer-songwriter and actress that’s released over a dozen studio albums and earned 87 different entertainment awards recognizing her musical talents. With 50+ million album sales in the US alone and 80 million worldwide, Blige is widely considered an industry icon as well as a musical innovator for her unique blend of R&B, hip hop, and mainstream pop. So, What’s the 411 on Blige’s current real estate? Velvet Ropes has all the deets on Mary J Blige house and more below!
Where Does Mary J Blige Live?
It seems Mary J Blige may currently be living in her 7,000 square foot estate in Cresskill, NJ – but that’s likely to change here soon since the Grammy-winning R&B singer is actively trying to sell the place as of 2021.
More on this and the former Mary J Blige home in Saddle River New Jersey below!
Mary J Blige House Cresskill NJ
Mary J Blige purchased this spacious, 7,000 square foot mansion for $1.95 million back in 2001. Built in 1990, the contemporary estate boasts 6 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.
Photos of the home’s interior are unavailable, but some features you can find inside are 3 fireplaces, a gym, an office, and guest quarters!
Outside, the backyard provides plenty of entertainment space by way of a large deck that overlooks the nearby swimming pool.
Blige originally listed the residence back in 2019 for $2.24 million. She’s since increased the price to $3 million as of 2021 via listing agent Sharon Kurtz of Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.
Despite multiple re-listings, the home has yet to find a new owner.
Mary J Blige House Saddle River
Built in 2005, this massive 13,856 square foot French country-style mansion once belonged to soulful songstress, Mary J Blige!
Blige purchased the 8-bedroom, 13-bathroom home for $12.3 million in 2008 but has spent the last decade trying to sell it at various prices.
In 2020, however, she finally offloaded the home for $5.5 million – substantially less than her initial asking price of $6.8 million in 2019 or the $13 million price tag from 2015.
The mansion, located in an upscale Saddle River neighborhood where other famous names like Rosie O’Donnell call home, is packed full of luxury amenities to keep you entertained.
Some things you can find in Mary J’s former mansion include a massive gym, indoor basketball court, 14-seat home theater, and a wine cellar complete with a tasting room.
Additionally, the home has a private elevator with access to all floors and a huge 6-car garage!
This absolutely stunning chef’s kitchen boasts custom wood cabinetry, a window-lined breakfast nook, and not 1, but 2 islands!
The spacious formal dining room features 2 sets of French doors that open onto one of the home’s patios as well as a double-sided fireplace here that acts as a divider between the dining space and living room!
Want to work from home in style? This luxe office has everything you need to get the job done in comfort with its swanky fireplace and wooden built-ins!
On the top floor, you’ll find miss Mary J’s former master suite – with soft recessed lighting, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, and a private balcony that overlooks the 1-bed, 1-bath pool house and sparkling swimming pool below.
Just off the master suite, you’ll also find the extra-large en-suite with a built-in vanity, soaking tub, and shower.
There’s definitely no denying that this former Mary J Blige home is one seriously impressive piece of real estate!
Mary J Blige Net Worth
For those wondering just how much is Mary J Blige worth? The music icon currently holds a net worth of $20 million as of 2021!
Mary J Blige Car
Mary J Blige reportedly drives a $450,000 Rolls-Royce phantom.
Mary J Blige Albums
Singer Mary J Blige has released a whopping 13 studio albums over her decades-long career, eight of which would go on to achieve multi-million-dollar albums sales globally.
Blige’s debut studio album, What’s the 411? sold 3.4 million copies and went triple platinum after release. Impressively, around 5 of Blige’s albums have reached triple platinum status over the span of her career.
Mary J Blige Movie
Mary J Blige’s documentary, Mary J Blige’s My Life, was released in 2021 in celebration of the 25th anniversary of her most influential album, My Life, released in 1994.
In the film, Blige speaks of the trials and triumphs that helped inspire her most personal album to date and chronicles her career and life in the music industry.
Mary J Blige Husband
Mary J Blige was married to record producer and manager, Kendu Isaacs, up until 2016. The pair began dating in the early 2000s and would go on to wed in 2003.
Isaac managed to remain out of the spotlight for much of their marriage despite being married to one of the biggest names in music.
Mary J Blige Divorce
After 12 years of marriage, Mary J Blige would divorce Isaacs on the ground of “irreconcilable differences.” During their marriage, Isaac allegedly had multiple girlfriends and actually spent over $420k of Mary’s hard-earned cash to visit his mistress…oof!
In addition to his affairs, Mary also claims that Kendu was riding around town in a Mercedes that she pre-paid the lease on and he was refusing to return her music awards.
The two would fight a nearly 2 year-long legal battle, with Isaac asking for spousal support of $130k per month. In 2017, the judge would order Blige to start making retroactive support payments dating all the way back to when she initially filed for divorce.
Mary J Blige Family
Mary J Blige is the second of 4 children, having an older sister, LaTonya Blige-DaCosta, little brother, Bruce Miller, and a little half-sister, Jonquell, from one of her mother’s later relationships.
The Blige family suffered great adversity early on, living a life surrounded by alcoholism, abuse, and severe poverty. Despite these struggles, they’ve persevered and have built stronger bonds for having survived such difficulties.
Mary J Blige Mother
Mary J Blige’s mother is Cora Blige. Cora worked as a nurse and supported her family as a single parent after her husband, Thomas, left the family in the 70s.
Cora suffered abuse from her former husband and also suffered from alcoholism when Mary was a child.
Cora would go on to recover from difficult past and remarry. She and Mary continue to share a close bond, with Mary even paying tribute to her mother on her birthday in 2020 via Instagram, saying “I’m so glad that god gave me you!!!”
Mary J Blige Father
Mary J Blige’s father, Thomas Blige, was a jazz musician and Vietnam war veteran that suffered with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcoholism. Thomas separated from his wife while Mary was still young and left the family.
As for the one Mary J Blige actually considers her father, that honor went to Upton Records founder, the late Andre Harrell. In 2021, Blige spoke about Harrell to The Hollywood Reporter, saying “Andre is really my father in this music industry. If he hadn’t come down that day to those project to my apartment, I wouldn’t be here right now.”
Mary J Blige Children
Mary J Blige doesn’t have any children, biological or adopted.
How Old Is Mary J Blige?
Mary J Blige age is currently 50 as of 2021. The outstanding singer was born January 11, 1971!