Queen of Hip Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige has elevated her music career to become a household name as far as the genre Hip Hop is concerned.
The talented singer has won nine Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, and ten Billboard Music Awards. She has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, including one for her supporting role in the film Mudbound (2017) and another for its original song “Mighty River”, becoming the first person nominated for acting and songwriting in the same year.
LaTonya Blige-DaCosta and Bruce Miller are the siblings of Mary J. Blige and a younger sister, Jonquell, from a later relationship Blige’s mother had with another man after divorcing Mary and LaTonya’s father.
Who Are Mary J. Blige Parents?
Mary J. Blige’s parents are Cora Blige and Thomas Blige.
Meet Cora Blige and Thomas Blige
Mary J. Blige’s mother, Cora Blige, was a nurse and an alcoholic. Cora was a victim of a brutal accident. In 1987, Cora Blige was stabbed by a neighbor. Mary survived and is now happily married to her mother.
Thomas Blige was a jazz musician who played the bass guitar, as well as a Vietnam War veteran who suffered from severe post-traumatic stress disorder.