Mary J. Blige Is Pregnant; Expecting First Child With Husband And Defending Britney Spears

Queen of R&B/Soul Mary J. Blige may have a little one on the way. One of Mary J Blige's relatives confirmed to an online media source that the platinum-selling artist and her husband Kendu Isaacs are expecting their first child.

Mary's family member said, "We just found out about [the pregnancy] yesterday and everyone's happy about it.". The family member continued, "Mary and [Kendu] have been trying to get pregnant for close to a year and [they] did it .... They're very blessed in so many ways."

36 year-old Mary has been married to husband Kendu for nearly four years. In the past, the R&B legend said that she wanted 2 kids with her husband. NYC based radio station Power 105.1 FM confirmed this story earlier today on their daily morning show.

In related news, Mary J. Blige has jumped to the defense of Britney Spears, in wake of the pop star's hard-partying since her November split from husband Kevin Federline. Spears has been criticized by fans and the media for partying every night since she filed for divorce from Federline on November 7, and has barely been seen with her two young children Sean Preston, 23 months, and Jayden James, 11 months.

Blige, a self-confessed former addict, says the Toxic singer is just going a bit wild with her newfound freedom and will soon settle down again.

Blige said:

"I know that at some point in our lives we've had a situation like Britney's, meaning that we all were with someone we thought loved us and actually didn't. We make mistakes. I am looking at Britney as a human being just like myself. I messed up big time in my life. I love Britney and I send out all of my prayers and all great energy to her because she's young and she is going through it. She is going to get through. She is going to come out on the other side real nice I think."