It’s interesting what celebrities will reveal about their personal lives in routine interviews. Mary J. Blige recently stated that she and her husband of 11 years, Kendu Isaacs, don’t have friends of the opposite sex.
“All females for me, all guys for him,” she says, sternly. “There’s none of that, ‘Oh, that’s my female friend. Oh, that’s my guy friend.’ No. Not in a marriage, I’ve never seen that work.”
Married couples frequently create a new group of friends as a couple. You typically meet other couples through church, work, and school if/when you have children. Once you reach your late 20s-early 30s, friends are all getting married and settling down in the same time frame. However, it may not be as easy to let go of friends of the opposite sex; especially if that friendship existed long before your marriage.