It was a big day for Mary J. Blige. Not only did the 9 time Grammy Award winner celebrate her 47th birthday, but she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
There was nothing but real love on Hollywood Blvd. where her number one fans filled the streets and her industry brothers and sisters came out in droves to support the New York native.
It was an emotional ceremony for the Golden Globe nominated actress, who was more than candid about her personal woes while accepting the honor. “There have been times in my career that I didn’t even want to step out my house because I was so hurt so bad,” she said during the ceremony.
The singer, who is currently going through a nasty split from now ex-husband Kendu Isaacs, also unveiled that just one year ago, it was Jimmy Iovine who provided a roof over her head. “When all hell was turning loose in 2016 and I had to file and all of that stuff, I was homeless last year,” she said.
Blige explained, “Jimmy Iovine took me in to his Malibu home, he and his beautiful wife, Liberty. I will never forget that.”