Let’s start out by saying that Mary J. Blige is a LEGEND and this star on Hollywood’s Walk Of Fame is WELL OVER DUE!
Mary, a singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, amongst others; began her career in the 80’s and is responsible for hits such as: Enough Cryin, Stronger, Take Me As I Am, I’m Going Down, Just Fine, No More Drama, Not Goin’ Cry, etc….
Nine GRAMMY awards later, 13 albums, over 23 films; the queen has received her star!
And ironically enough, the ceremony was held on the same day as her 47th birthday!!!!!
During her acceptance speech, Mary shared a portion of her triumphant story. She stated:
“There’s been times in my career that I didn’t even want to step out of my house, because I was hurt so bad!”
She even revealed that when she filed for divorce from her soon to be ex husband Kendu Isaacs, she was HOMELESS; and producer Jimmy Lovine allowed her to move into his home.
This is just ONE of the many times Mary had to face a battle head-on that could have ruined her! So to see her STILL STANDING is beyond heroic.
Congratulations to Mary J. Blige.[Check out a video recap above via Hip Hollywood]