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*Mary J. Blige has found the secret to making her 11-year marriage work.

No female friends for her husband/manger Kendu Isaacs.

During an interview with Stella magazine, Blige revealed the pact she and Isaacs made while stating that the same applies to her. No friends of the opposite sex.

“All females for me, all guys for him. There’s none of that, ‘Oh, that’s my female friend, Oh, that’s my guy friend,’” the singer shared. “No, not in a marriage, I’ve never seen that work.”

In addition to her marriage agreement, Blige addressed being a stepmother to Isaac’s three children from a previous relationship. According to her, the role was “tailor-made” for her.

“I was never sitting around thinking, ‘Oh God, I want a baby,’” the 43-year-old entertainer said. “And then these very special kids came along, and it was like they were tailor-made for me to be their stepmom. I’ve known the younger two since they were babies, so they really are my family.”