Entertainment Mary J. Blige Faces Huge Loss on New Jersey Estate (EXCLUSIVE)

00:37  14 february  2018
00:37  14 february  2018 Source:   variety.com

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Mary J . Blige is riding a well-deserved professional crest with two Oscar nominations — one for supporting actress and one for original song, both for the acclaimed Netflix period drama “Mudbound” — but the R&B/hip-hop icon is also looking at a heart-stopping financial loss on a lavish, gated estate

Mary J . Blige has made what appears to be a last ditch effort to sell her New Jersey mansion after it has sat on the market on and off for nearly 10 years. On Aug. 28, Blige dropped her mansion’s sale price to .9 million from .8 million.

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017 file photo, Mary J. Blige arrives at the 9th annual Governors Awards at the Dolby Ballroom in Los Angeles. Blige, Sterling K. Brown, Issa Rae and Chawick Boseman will be among the presenters at the upcoming NAACP Image Awards. Numerous other stars, including actors Michael B. Jordan, Terry Crews, Yara Shahidi and © The Associated Press FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017 file photo, Mary J. Blige arrives at the 9th annual Governors Awards at the Dolby Ballroom in Los Angeles. Blige, Sterling K. Brown, Issa Rae and Chawick Boseman will be among the presenters at the upcoming NAACP Image Awards. Numerous other stars, including actors Michael B. Jordan, Terry Crews, Yara Shahidi and "Get Out" star Daniel Kaluuya are also scheduled to present during the ceremony, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, which honors entertainers and writers of color. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) Mary J. Blige is riding a well-deserved professional crest with two Oscar nominations — one for supporting actress and one for original song, both for the acclaimed Netflix period drama “Mudbound” — but the R&B/hip-hop icon is also looking at a heart-stopping financial loss on a lavish, gated estate in Saddle River, N.J., that she bought in 2008 for $12.3 million and now has for sale at just under $7 million. Even if Blige manages to land a full-price buyer, she’s still faced with a pocketbook-punishing loss of more than $5.3 million, not including carrying costs, improvement expenses and real estate fees.

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Mary J . Blige Lists Palatial Estate in New Jersey ’s Upscale Saddle River. Skip Ad. LOCATION: Saddle River, NJ PRICE: ,000,000 SIZE: 13,173 square feet, 8 bedrooms, 10 full and 3 half bathrooms.

EXCLUSIVE : No More Drama? Not quite! Desperate Mary J . Blige knocks ANOTHER million off her New Jersey mansion as her soon-to-be ex demands 0,000 a This is the fourth time Blige has the cut the price since first listed in 2015. The four-acre- estate has two formal dining rooms, a kitchen

The ersatz French Renaissance chateau, about 25 miles outside Midtown Manhattan, measures in at more than 13,000 square feet, according to tax records, with a total of eight bedrooms and nine full and three half bathrooms. Four principal bedrooms, all en suite, include a sprawling owners’ complex replete with sitting room, fireplace, two walk-in closets and two bathrooms. The three-story, elevator-equipped mansion additionally provides an en suite staff bedroom just off the kitchen, a one-bedroom, one-bath guest apartment over the four-car garage and a two-bedroom, one-bath staff suite with full kitchen and living room in the basement. a sign on the side of a building © Provided by Variety Opulently appointed entertainment spaces include a baronial marble-floored double-height foyer with elegantly curved floating staircase, two lounges with grandiose architectural detailing and herringbone-pattern hardwoods and two commodious formal dining rooms. Less formal but no less grandly proportioned family spaces include a paneled library/office with fireplace and a double-island kitchen that opens to an oversize circular breakfast bay and a family room with fireplace. A gigantic daylight basement includes a huge rec room that leads to the swimming pool, a gym that overlooks an indoor half-court basketball court, a 14-seat movie theater and a climate-controlled walk-in wine cellar. The park-like grounds offer vast, rolling lawns dotted with mature specimen trees, expansive stone terraces and a poolside pavilion with bathroom and complete kitchen.

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EXCLUSIVE . On one hand, Mary J . Blige is making progress in the tax lien dept -- her tabs are getting lower, but on the other hand she still has to pay 'em. The state of NJ dropped a new lien on MJB to the tune of 6,292.77.

EXCLUSIVE . Mary J . Blige just pulled an Olivia Pope handling a huge chunk of her massive debt by erasing more than 0K worth of state taxes. TMZ broke the story Blige was hit with a tax lien last February in New Jersey .

The nine-time Grammy winner, who owes millions to the IRS in unpaid taxes and forks over $30,000 per month in spousal support to her estranged husband, Martin “Kendu” Isaacs, has long owned a substantially smaller, 6,200-square-foot contemporary residence in Cresskill, N.J., that she scooped up in 2001 for $1.95 million.

See inside the gated estate

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